Inspiration is everywhere! Again, nature is one but inspiration can come from many sources we may not normally consider.
There are numerous design books, magazines and websites to peruse but what about your favorite movie or television show? What draws your attention? Is it the Retro look of Don Draper’s Manhattan apartment in Mad Men or the Mediterranean inspired California style of Camron Diaz’s home in The Holiday? These are inspiration.
And when you think about it, dressing your home is not too far from dressing yourself. Take a look at your personal style. Sleek, classic, tailored? Soft, floral, feminine? Color, patterns, accessories? These too are inspiration.
Or what about the seasons of the year? What is your favorite season, Autumn? Go bold with warm hues and organic textures. Look outside your window this Fall and see that natural is not always neutral.
Remember when taking on your next project, there are always the design rules of thumb but start by surrounding yourself with things that draw a sense of emotion and make you feel good when you look at them.