When I am going to embark on a decorating project there usually is a source of inspiration. Anything can inspire you. A painting you love, a favorite dress, a page in a magazine you can't forget.... this beautiful urn of flowers in soft pinks and yellows speaks to me!
I take my inspiration and build a grouping of fabrics and trims and wall colors that give the essence of what inspired me to begin with. A simple way to build your inspiration board is to get snippings of fabrics and trims and paint chips and assemble them on paper and slip into a protective clear sleeve. On the other side of the sleeve you can have pictures of rooms or furniture or window treatments that you love.
This inspiration board has fabrics that include a pink leopard, a yellow toile, and a pink and yellow houndstooth check! I paired a paint color by Martha Stewart called custard from her new line at Home Depot. A dainty pink/yellow tassel trim adds sweetness and detail to the board. I would love to come home to a sunroom done in these colors, wouldn't you?
A fun table like this one adds the personality that makes a room really special. I would put my urn of flowers right on top! This pink table looks great with that pink leopard fabric. Maybe all the soft furnishings would be slipcovered in white....mmm...I feel inspired!!
So that is the essence of an inspiration board. To get you excited and confident enough to move forward!
I am an interior designer, blogger with a home decor shop, Maison Decor in Reading, Massachusetts. Pioneer Goods Co. is our new shop in Boston! Together with my two sons Justin and Colin, we operate our small family business. Both stores have repro and vintage items and stock Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Pioneer Goods Co. is a rustic Americana home revival shop where as Maison Decor's dream decor is all about European inspired home accessories. Maison Decor stocks first class stencils, Efex furniture appliques and other embellishments for the creative DIYer. We have an art studio atmosphere in Reading where we conduct our famous paint Workshops using Chalk Paint® decorative paint! Come try the best furniture paint in the world! Register online at www.shopmaisondecor.com or breeze through our online shop for Chalk Paint® and curated home decor offerings.