Be Inspired

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.

Photo of my desk: 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 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

Glass cabinet with photos taped.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Some of my favourite books on interior design

These are some books on my bookshelf which reflect my own design approach. You may find them interesting.

1. A Space of my Own – Inspirational ideas for home offices, craft rooms and studies by Caroline Clifton-Mogg

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2. Simply Imperfect – revisiting the wabi-sabi house by Robin Griggs Lawrence

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3. Soul Space – Transform your home, Transform your life by Xorin Balbes

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4. Undecorate – The no-rules approach to interior design by Christiane Lemieux

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Design Waves clients are welcome to borrow any of these books, let me know and we can make arrangements.

What does your sacred space look like?

You know when you are in a space that supports you. Sacred space reflects and embodies our essence. I am so excited to be sharing my ideas and my passion for nourishing interiors.

I look forward to guiding you on your journey creating sacred space.

This is the first of many blog posts. Enjoy the images and let it inspire your home. I welcome your thoughts.

 

This bookcase holds the essence of who I am, it tells my story. My history through childhood books, favourite novels and meaningful mementos; my love of nature with plant guides and hiking maps, and my passion for art. The glass doors help to frame and highlight my treasured possessions.

Ikea Billy Bookcase with glass doors

Floor to ceiling bookcase with glass doors – These shelves hold my inspiration and tools

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A shelf full of decorating books

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I like to have my art supplies displayed. The colours are inspiring and they remind me to make art