Who doesn’t need some inspiration from time to time?
I am always looking for a new color palette or a subtle detail to add into my interiors, and Pinterest has become one of my favorite tools lately.
Not only does it inspire me, but it is a great way to share photos back and forth with my clients.
I encourage all of my clients to join Pinterest so we can collaborate on a board and pin together. This is a great way to kick off a project and help me find the look that is best for their home.
Here are a few of my favorite pins of late….
This first interior speaks to me. It could be a room that was installed yesterday, yet it looks like it has evolved over time. What a great balance between old and new, shiny and matte, smooth and textural.
The objects in the room below look like they could be pieces from the homeowner’s collection (instead of off a showroom floor), pulled together to form a seating area. Again, notice the mixture of elements- stained wood, marble, metal, and painted wood. Very little duplication of pieces of furniture, but enough to allow your eyes to rest.
This seating area blends beautifully together. I also love how the fabric panels soften that big, gorgeous window without obstructing the view.
Are you familiar with Ruard Veltman? If not, look at his work here. He is extremely creative and I bet you will find his work as inspiring as I do. The kitchen below is from one of the homes he designed.
If you aren’t using Pinterest to organize and collect your thoughts, sign up here. Follow our boards, create your own boards, and discover great things.After all, can’t we all appreciate a little “eye candy” every once in a while?!
I know it’s hard to believe because it is still hot hot hot outside, but fall is around the corner! And what’s hot hot hot right now in design are color schemes that reflect the season.
Warmer tones are a no-brainer when it comes to fall’s inspiration. I love how designer Vincente Wolf used these beautiful colors in his own loft.
a gold and cream dream
Gold, caramel, taupe, tan, rust. Notice how he tosses in gray here and there to cool it off a bit — on the pillow, coffee table, and in some of the artwork. Subtle and beautiful!
So yes, gray is definitely another hot color I keep seeing everywhere — and loving! So sophisticated. Think of it as the new softer black.
Here’s Donna Karan’s take on a light gray dress from her Fall 2011 collection. For more shades of this season’s grays, visit her website here!
I’ve also been gravitating towards purple, as it is big this fall. Not the Mardi Gras purple that may come to mind but something a little more sophisticated. Here are some fabrics I’ve recently pulled to use through a client’s home:
I love the depth purple gives — it’s full of confidence, yet these more discreet shades whisper rather than shout.
So this fall’s tones are rich yet chic, a bit audacious but within the realms of taste. And I have to say — I’ve fallen!