I’m a huge fan of what you would call ‘interior design’. I’ve watched my fair share of design shows (can’t watch an episode of Extreme Home Makeover without crying) so I have a general sense of ‘the rules’. But what thrills me more than following the rules is following my instinct. I am a huge fan of bright colours and natural light, and beautiful textiles. I’m definitely not a minimalist, I think that’s boring! Your home is where you spend so much of your time, might as well make it your own. Here are two rooms I’ve made mine:
- Vintage postcards on the wall; I’m going to frame them next year
- My posters: New York City streetscape, Andy Warhol’s Robot
- Bright white starchy bedspread that always feels cozy + rainbow pinstriped sheets
- Splashes of colour from my rug and throw pillow
- Memory wall: over the years I’ve created a 3-D scrapbook on my wall
- The bright oranges + greens
- Vintage chairs: my Dad’s Director chair, my blue desk chair
- All my books surrounding me!
- My fruity curtains :)
I wasn’t lying about loving colour, see?
And although I love to choose colours and fabrics that simply make me happy, I am very interested in functionality and making your home work well for you. So I often like to get inspired by other people’s unique ideas for comfort and style. Some of my favourite ways to get inspired are to look at:
- The Selby
- Architectural Digest
- Apartment Therapy
- MTV Cribs
- Home design shows
- Friends’ houses
So, on that note, I’d like to round out this post by sharing my favourite inspirations lately. I have a folder on my computer where I collect home inspiration, and I have picked some of my favourites to share! Oh, by the way, I really only have one serious requisite for my dream home: a great big library.
Where are your favourite places to look for design inspiration? What is the one feature that sets your room/house/apartment apart from everyone elses? What is a luxury you allow yourself at home? What is your favourite way to decorate? I’d love to know.