Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to the spaces that inspire me. Often times they are not even resemblant of my own style. But there is something in them that reaches out to me, and so I tuck them away into a little file. Each time I refer back to those spaces, that same special something brings a smile to my face.
This sunny image comes from the webpages of one of my favorite places for interior inspiration, Swedish magazine, Skona Hem. I personally couldn't do yellow. But, perhaps that is precisely why I like it. Because I can live vicariously through the boldness and charisma of others!
Now this is more along the lines of my personal aesthetic: sparse objects and furnishings, muted tones and neutrals, and a rustic undertone. There's something about this little nook that reminds me of home, Seattle. I have the feeling that if I were to peer out those windows, I'd find a landscape of evergreens and the Cascade mountains in the distance. Nostalgia in design is a powerful tool.
In my own life, I tend to purge and de-clutter to the point of almost having nothing left. If even one thing is off for me, it's better to get rid of it than have something that doesn't accurately reflect me. This can be bad, I know, and I am often a slave to my perfectionism. So that is why I admire a kitchen like this - almost kitschy in nature - because a part of me wishes I could live with it.
This one here makes me swoon! It's always those muted space with the wood elements that are kinda old, kinda new that make me just melt. I still have yet to figure out what emotional string it pulls to give such a power over me, but will let you know when I do.
Pretty pretty pretty! I just love this one! The composition of those stunning, gaudy-in-a-good-way, picture frames is just wonderful. Add a sea of throw pillows to dive in, delicate nesting side tables, dark herringbone floors, detailed molding, and a wide open white space, and you have perfection, my friends!
Wishing you all a beautiful and restful weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday as I have a very exciting giveaway to announce! Fashionistas and lovers of interiors alike will adore this one!! xoxo Crystal