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Inspired Places

One of the best ways to start a new design project is by gathering inspiration. Other cultures make for a great source of new ideas. Often times, I find the places I have traveled offer textiles, colors and other new ideas that can be translated into my own home. They also make a connection to the places I have been.

Having a chalkboard somewhere in the house is a great way to display art ideas new and fresh. You don’t have to be an artist to create one-of-a-kind drawings to capture the child inside you. Be inspired by the Taj Mahal or the Great Pyramids.

Image from Feathering the Nest by Tracy Hutson

Often I add just one unique and eclectic element to a room. The addition lets everyone know a little more about what my own personal story is. This Chinese-detailed storage cabinet lets you escape to a far-off land while in the nursery.

Image from Feathering the Nest by Tracy Hutson

Unexpected twists on classics always work well in a room. It’s like you took something and made it your own. Have fun turning the perspective on life with horizontal stripes and bold ikat rugs mixed with the classic red, white and blue.

Image from Cookie via The Marion House Book

What is white and red all over…something beautifully simple. X marks the spot in this subtle yet bold nursery—universal in appeal.

Image from Children’s Rooms “Stockholm” by Jeu de Paume

Everyone loves Paris, so why not bring it home with you? Soft, delicate and sweet like the pastries of France—what’s not to love?

Images from Grace and Ivy

A small slice of urban London is inspiring with its street colors. Whimsical elements such as painted phone booths and toys capture the essence of a busy life.

Image from Apartment Therapy

  1. Zen says:

    The chalk drawings are so beautiful! I wish I could do that, too.

  2. Tasha Cune says:

    The Chinese detailed storage cabinet doesn’t really look Chinese, except for the fact that it’s red. The pointed, ornate arches are characteristic of Moorish or Moroccan design.

  3. Recreate says:

    Why,don’t the Chinese have pointed arches in their design or style?

  4. BuenaMano says:

    Hmn…. That makes me want to research and read up on architectural styles again.

  5. Dandelion says:

    Yeah, indeed this pointed arch feature is more Moroccan. Only the color is quite deceiving because we associated red (and gold) with Chinese art. I think Chinese art is characterized by smooth-flowing lines and curves. But then again, I’m not really an expert. And some characteristics of various other styles are similar.

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