The challenge with magazines is that they can pile up. I go through my collection every few months and save the articles that images for future reference. These four publications are my current favourites because they are innovative, of good taste, and have inspiring photos. They allow me to daydream.
1. Elle Decoration UK
4. Covet Garden
Be inspired! open your eyes to the visual feast that is all around you. Your muse for creating personal space is multi-faceted, in your neighbourhood hang-outs, public spaces, travels, magazines, book stores, art exhibits and web-sites. You may have a specific room in mind that is due some attention, or the project could be a dream for the future. Define the desired outcome for yourself. Not how it is going to look, how it is going to feel!
Begin by collecting images, (decide if you are going to do this physically, or in a folder on your device), whether it’s tear-outs from magazines, photos you have taken, or themed on-line inspiration albums like Pinterest or Tumblr.
I personally like to start without boundaries. This is not the time to be concerned about whether it is realistic, affordable, or not your current style. It is inspiration for dreaming, the beginning of your journey. My personal preference is having the images out in the open where I can see them.
My current desk has a long scroll of primed canvas (bought from an art supply store) the width of my desk, pinned to the wall up near the ceiling
My previous desk had this glass cabinet overtop. I taped the photos directly to the glass.
Here are two more photos of walls filled with inspirational images that I found on Pinterest.
I will talk about the next phase of editing and grouping the photos in a later blog. In the meantime, enjoy this creative, dreaming time.