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Jan242013

Using an Inspiration Room for Interior Design

I feel as though I should preface this article by saying that I am a Wedding and Event Planner and am by no means an Interior Designer...in fact, I am the opposite.  I know what I like but have the hardest time actually putting it all together. The idea for this article came from Pinterest.  I love it oh so much, but it has become my undoing...all of these pins where the rooms look so gorgeous and I keep thinking, "Oh, I can so do that" just keep getting pinned and pinned. Then I keep thinking of all that I haven't done and how my kids' bedrooms are just so ho-hum. {Sigh} 

So, here is my post on inspiration rooms and how I plan on re-doing the boys' room. First off, I love blogs...love, love, love them.  My favorites usually have to do with mom stuff, interior design and finally, weddings.  Amanda at Dixie Delights combines both mom and interior design...it's like heaven when I look at her photos.  I am a huge fan and am using her little one's 'big boy' room as inspiration for my boys' room.  For this post I am specifically focusing on the artwork as my inspiration (since that's as far as I am in my own room re-do!)

I adore this room!  I want to take every element out of it and transplant it into my boys room...it's perfection in my opinion.  So, here is how I decided to start...with the art work of course!  I love the crab painting by Catherine Lovett but it is a bit out of my price range.  So, I found something similar that I really like on etsy and purchased that.  

The artwork from Recycled Wood Art is much easier on the budget and still similar in feel.  Plus, it's an original painting and not a print, so I don't necessarily have to frame it (big budget saver!!).

Next, is the art work and prints on the wall.

I love how they are clustered together so I started on the hunt for similar items in the light blue/teal hue to compliment the crab.  I hail from West Virginia and it's very important to me that it is represented in my home...the easiest way, a map.  Dixie Delights highlights maps of Georgia and Savannah on her wall, so again, I went to etsy and found this sweet map of West Virginia.  

(map from Blast from the Past)The map from Blast From the Past is also an original and not a reproduction which I really like but this one will have to be framed.  

I also found this graphic print from Jessica Sutton - JSGD.  It's perfect.  My Jack loves to "rawr" like a dinosaur (he's 2) so I knew I had to have this from the moment I saw it.  Plus it follows closely to my inspiration room photo without being a complete knock-off.

The next item on my list to purchase is from The Old Try Print Shop.  They are my new favorite and I love that they are Southerners also...making it so much more appealing for me.  I am going to purchase this print of lightning bugs (yes, lightning bugs and NOT fireflies to all of you non-southerners out there).  I love it and it reminds me of my childhood.  

I have also been scouring etsy for small, original watercolors to frame but have yet to purchase anything.  Here are a few shops that I have found items that I like for now.  I keep adding them to my favorites on my etsy account, so that I can easily find them when needed.  

Art by Susan Windsor

Art by Seaside Studios UK

Art by Tricia Herald

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Nice post! Got several ponters on how to design a room.... also how you should be meticulous in every details in the room, particularly on how you approached the prints and art works hung in the room.
January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErn
I love the crab painting! It adds a comfortable whimsy to the overall design of the room. Great colors overall too... You are definitely on the right track here!

Callie
January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCalifashioned
This is a really wonderful article, great ideas! Thank you very much for
including our Recycled Wood Art Crab painting!
January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterM.Devine
There are plenty of nice websites regarding deco, but not a lot in french, so I was happy to find one easy to understand even if I'm not a good english speaker. Pictures are good for inspiration, particualry the one with all the Frames, nice one.
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August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaurabh
nice interior designs friend, posting these images on pinterest can give it a boost and i just love to use these designs on my own room. thanks.
August 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRaj
I have also been scouring etsy for small, original watercolors to frame but have yet to purchase anything. Here are a few shops that I have found items that I like for now. I keep adding them to my favorites on my etsy account, so that I can easily find them when needed.
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October 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternilesh
Modernistic paintings have always have me, since they're honestly nothing special. And, to think how much money people give to have them novadays. But, I tend to understand what has been in the artist's mind lately. These photos are a great example too. The paintings alone aren't that impressive, but when combined with a stylish interior design, you get a really good result. If only, those people in museums sold the entire room and now just small pieces...
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