It's no secret. I - LOVE - COLOR!!! So, when I decided to move my home design space from my dining room table, to a more permanent location, I knew I had to do it with pizzazz, flair and TONS of color! Being in a space that I love keeps me in a happy place. It's true, I get inspiration from EVERYWHERE, but there is nothing like having my own design "sanctuary" where I feel at peace, inspired and motivated to CREATE! Until I am blessed with a design studio, I will use my new space as a conduit for ideas galore! They may not know this, but there are 4 fabulously talented ladies from the party world, that have in some form or another have inspired my space!
I will take you on a photo journey through my little office and you can see how each of them added an element. Many of the elements come from some of my favorite events! I did this project a month ago , but I had to GET OFF MY DUFF and actually take the pictures..LOL! So as a follow up to my photo that I posted on facebook on July 16...hahaha ..here it is!!! (Click on photos for larger image!)
Instead of making you guess who inspired what... I will just tell you!!!
Inspired by Sandra Downie - I fell in love with Sandra and her work, some time back. When she started her Monday Evening Musings on her blog, The White Library, I fell in love with her all seasons porch too. There I saw these massive white poms and I knew that I would incorporate that into my design space one day. Thanks Sandra!!! So istead of white, I used Fuschia, Gold, Red, Light Pink and Hot Pink...on a teal wall and the colors just popped!!!
Inspired by that glittery girl Kristy of The Purple Pug - This party girl loves all things GLITTA!!! I have enjoyed so many of her parties and work, that I decided to channel my inner Pug and go EXTRA glittery on my faux book ends...you see they are really faux cause the AIN'T holding up a single book..LOL! Thanks Kristy!
Yep that is a Kandy Kone ™ you see! These Kandy Kones were made custom for my little superchick's 1st birthday party by the one and only Genevieve from Superchick Studios - Celebrate Today...the superchick way. Not sure if you can see the detail from this pic, but she tie - dyed the paper and made these super chic kones!!! My hubby and I loved them so much that we wanted repurpose them!! So I am now using Kandy Kones ™ to store my pins for my cork board, and mini Kones for paper clips!!! Thanks Gen!!!
If you look closely to my "blinged" out cork board you will see a Bedazzled Bon Bon color chart! I use it as color inspiration all the time! It is the easiest way to see color combinations! Also, if you look at the picture right before this one you will see the pink heart shaped dazzle pop I keep on my desk! I l♥ it! Thanks Sasha!!!
I could go on and on forever about how so many of you have inspired me, whether its through your design, kind words, friendship or encouragement!!! Thanks to you 4 ladies for helping make my space so creative and functional!!!
So everybody, what are your colors of life?!?! What's defines your personal palette? Do share!!!!