Monday, September 7, 2009
I have always been a hunter for great decorating inspirations, love to come across the unexpected and beautiful, sometimes in unexpected places. But usually I find most of them in books, magazines, shops, nature and homes I see.
Well, it seems that my design interest moves again towards the bohemian, colorful, certainly not the minimalistic. Mixing patterns and texture, layering the fabrics and showing of splendid collections.
I want to warm the house up, prepare for fall, create the atmosphare of comfort. I have thought about essentials lately and find that it does not necessary mean an oxymoron.
I still want to reduce, try to find the essence, the distilled home so to speak, find myself grounding in color and enjoy the pleasures of a lovingly edited home. It's all about our senses. Smell and touch in particular, sounds and taste make me feel the seasons too. Candles, potpourries, wool and felt, apples in a bowl and corn and flowers. The harvest abundance and my feeling of thanksgiving.
I want to be flexible and curious, on the lookout for beautiful things and yet keep in mind a certain alertness.
Fall beckons me always to feather my nest, warm up with fabrics and a fire.
This new season invites fresh decorating and this year I will find things I already have, take nature as my inspiration and create with found objects. Autumn makes it so easy!
Once I am there I'll take you on a tour and let you know.
But for now I have been plundering some magazines and show you my ideas of fun, my color fascination and the style I always admire: a little bohemian, bright and exquisitely edited.
I absolutely love the nature inspired colors and the ethnic influence.
Just today I was thinking which colors make me happy now and it's all warm and glowing, mixed with some blues and amethyst.
I so wanted the summer to last, but with a little nudging I'll follow willingly into the next season. It's all about domestic bliss!
The pictures were pulled out from the latest H & H magazine, Elle Decor, Decor, flickr and my own.