Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Inspirations

I was asked the other day, where do I get inspiration from. I have so, so many sources, Its so hard for me to narrow it down. But, I thought I'd share my top 10 (not in any specific order)with you, and hope that they will bring inspiration to you as well.

1. Canadian House & Home is pretty awesome. They have fantastic on-line photo galleries where you can get a ton of ideas. http://www.canadianhouseandhome.com/
2. Domicilium Decoratus - Kelly Wearstler. This book features her previous Beverly Hills residence. I am completely fascinated, and if you look at this book properly and take ideas from it, and not entire rooms - you can be 100% inspired. Her layering techniques and pairings are awesome.
3. Modern Glamour - Kelly Wearstler. Another KWID book. I love Kelly Wearstler. I think she is brilliant and no one does Interior Designing the way she does. This book shows some of her most creative works from hotels to private residences.

4. House of Turquoise - My favorite color is Turquoise and this blog by a chic named Erin is one of my favorites. http://www.houseofturquoise.com/
5. Long Beach Flea Market at Veterans Stadium - This place kicks a**! The prices are great, the selection is awesome and, its a lot more manageable than the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
6. Domino: The Book of Decorating: I probably look at this book at least once a week. It truly is a favorite - and with the magazine being put to rest, this is the closest thing there is. I love how it shows all different types of furniture, and gives examples and breakdowns on hot to get certain looks. It's brilliant and I suggest everyone picking up a copy. http://www.amazon.com/

7. Antique Malls - Yes, I am a serious nerd who loves walking thru an enormous Antique Mall. There is such a collection of so many different things from so many different vendors -- you never know what you are going to find. Wandering thru an Antique Mall is one of my favorite things to do. The best thing to do is google searches. Example: Miami, Florida Antique Mall
8. Material Girls Blog - This is such a fun blog - I can't tell you how much I enjoy getting their daily emails. They always keep you posted on the most up to date Interior Design trends. http://www.materialgirlsblog.com/
9. Elle Decor Magazine. There isn't much to say, everyone reads this! It's beautiful. It's hasn't replaced Domino, but its close. http://www.elledecor.com/
10. Design Wonderland. Another fantastic blog that I loooove! This blog has fantastic ideas, and very innovative and inspiring. www.designwonderland.com/blog

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm thrilled that House of Turquoise made it on this list! :)


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