Happy Friday! As always, I'm excited for the weekend and have some good plans for book project work and maybe some home dec shopping and projects... and I love to share inspirations for the weekend with you on Fridays when I have something interesting to say. ;)
But first, let me digress and say thank you to everyone for the incredible support and responses to Wednesday's post about my new food attitude (I say that because it's not a weight loss diet, but a new collection of foods I've found that make me feel and look good). It's a huge change to go from mostly raw vegan for years, after being vegetarian for years, to switch to... well, one of the podcasters I listen to jokes, still "80% raw vegan" but with the rest high quality animal fats and grassfed meats! Anyway, thank you all so much for your support. I was definitely nervous about that post and am glad to have it out of the way! ;)
Annnyway, about my recent inspirations. I've noticed recently that I'm experiencing some seriously conflicting tastes for home dec. I still have a few parts of the house that I'd still like to perfect, but I really have been going back and forth on if I can continue with my (slightly girly) pale grey, more grey, white, ivory, pale pink, gold, silver, and sparkly look that's pretty common in our house or if I can switch to something more modern, edgy, black/white, non-gendered. Less Glitter Guide, more...SFGirlByBay, maybe? (Still actually pretty girly.) (But only some of the time!! Where are you, personal design sense???!?)
As you can see from my recent pins, I still have a lot of ideas about decor and there may be some common themes. For example, I love good use of color, whether in a black/white/Scandanavian modern room or in a grey/ivory/gold suburban girly room. ;)
But then, I'm also drawn to the more luxe, classical-inspired fancier pieces in a room like this one--and the dark walls, floors, and pillows are so pretty. And love those sconces. This room is has a unique look, doesn't it?? A bit mysterious and definitely different than a lot of others I like.
Then there's this. Amazing. How awesome would it be to work in Erin Hiemstra's beautiful new white office? Modern, sleek white, plus the classic Louis XVI chair as a desk chair!, and those awesome gold pendants (two! Cool idea!)...
Here's another room, with still different appeal. First of all, awesome light fixtures, and that ceiling/crown molding and picture molding means this is probably an old house with some serious character. But then those funky, modern touches like the stools and animal print make it so interesting! I was also intrigued by the toile pillows... toile had a big thing quite a few years ago and I never jumped on board, but the fact that it's still around (I guess it is a classic) and looking classy in this room may inspire me to try it. They still have it at the fabric store, I think.
So for the weekend, I don't have much of a focus yet, but I hope to
make it to a Goodwill or something and see what there is to see. I also
want to go to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
near me, and hopefully find some awesome one-of-a-kind random vintage
thing. But also, my friend who's an indoor plant expert is coming by to
help out--I've collected quite a few indoor plants since we moved, and
I'm excited to use them well throughout the house but don't quite know
how. They seem to lend a homey, personal touch to any room when placed
right, but I'm not a pro. So I've also been collecting plant inspiration
I just got a yucca plant like this one!
Okay, so that's my photo ramble of decor inspirations for the week. If anyone has any great tips about decorating with plants, I'm all ears!!
Or, has your design sense changed over time and with a new space to decorate? I'm not used to feeling this indecision!