Before I begin any project, whether it be invitations, stationary, coordinating an outfit, or decorating around my apartment, I almost always have some bit of inspiration that I’m working off of. I’m currently working on turning my hallway closet into something more functional, a space that will keep my art supplies in order, allow for a surface for me to assemble invitations… an office, if you will. I’ve had this idea in my head for a few weeks now (if not longer?) and have been collecting little pieces of inspiration as time has gone by. I sort of like to take my time with projects like this to collect and browse and just take in as many inspiring items as possible. Anything can inspire me. A container, a pattern on a sweater, a quote, a photograph.
Without giving away too much, here is a sneak peak of my inspiration for my project. Some are photos of objects, one is a photograph I stopped to take as I was talking a walk around Boston this afternoon, and one is a quote… and all will go into my new workspace:
(textured box for organizing)
(golden saffron burlap that I’m incorporating into the space…excited about this part!)
(the antique reuge clock my grandmother gave me a few weeks ago… which inspired my idea for the color palate)
(As I was walking down Newbury Street this afternoon, I passed this building… and then peddled backwards to take another look to snap this photograph. It’s so fall and so New England and I love how the leaves and branches wrapped themselves onto the facade! So cozy. I’m definitely hanging this in my new space!)
And the quote that’s inspiring me: “The world is full of people who will go their whole lives and not actually live one day. She did not intend on being one of them.” While I was in Florida last month I bought a matted print with that quote from Curly Girl Design. I’ve wanted this print for quite some time now, years actually, and I could have easily have just ordered it online, but I thought that would be too easy and it would be more of an “a-ha” moment if I stumbled upon it randomly one day… and I did, so I bought it. Right now I have it on my nightstand, but once my workspace is finished it’s going in there to motivate me while I work.
I’m excited for this project to be completed so stay tuned…
But in the meantime, what inspires you?