When you walk into my living room in my home, what you see is the image pictured above. It is a VERY large-sized print of a vinyl album cover from a band called Manfred Mann’s Earthband. It was on sale for $20 at a local Nashville store called The Great Escape. I fell in love with it and bought it on the spot. Whenever I look at this piece, it inspires me to dream of possibility and take risks, to ascend to higher places. I really adore how whimsical it is, and it effectively utilizes a wonderful color pallet with its multiple shades of blue, sand, and grey. This is a perfect example of something that inspires me in my every day life.
Lots of times, I seek out inspiration from other sources. One of my favorite online places to visit is a site called Apartment Therapy (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com). People from cities all across America open their doors and show their homes on this site. You get a glimpse into how other people live and how they infuse their personalities into their homes. Here are some photos from a recent home that was featured:
These photos are from the home of Sam Rosen and Linsey Burritt who live in Chicago, Illinois. There are great furniture pieces and lots of natural light here.
As a plant lover myself, I really admire how they use plants in their space. They built a floating shelf to create a wall of plants to separate the dining area from the living room.
I wish I had these HUGE windows in my kitchen.
They have a very cool looking home office space too . . .
And then, the master bedroom. Oooooh . . .
I think what I love most about this home is how minimal it is. If feels like a cozy oasis where you can clear your head.
With its minimal styling, abundance of natural light, creative use of plants, and the color pallet of blues, earthy browns, and various shades of white, I think this place presents a close approximation of the kind of home I hope to have someday. (Although I would have more art on the walls as well as more fabrics and textures strewn about.) I basically love the simplicity of it all. Visual clutter is visual noise, and I prefer quiet spaces. This home (and my future home) is a vision of sweet, gentle, and peaceful silence. To view more photos from this home and see the entire house tour, just click HERE.
Lastly, I recently saw an Iranian Vampire movie on Netflix called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. I liked the movie, but I have to say that I LOVED the poster for the film. It’s so simple yet so effective. I am going to get my hands on one of these and find a place to hang it in my home. I really really love it . . .
So this is a little taste into the kinds of things that inspire me visually.
What inspires you?