Inspiration


You know when you see something ordinary that's just so beautiful?  You get excited about it, maybe take a picture if you can & file it away for the future.   This succulent I came across was one of them.  It was massive and composed of the most luminous shades of green.  It seemed to glow in the sunlight.


I love the feeling of this plant and realized it's often the mood I go for in my own house, particularly our living room.  Fresh & happy with a calmness about it.  It almost looks like a velvet.  It also reminds me a bit of a rug I found that woke up my living room when I brought it in.  Or an old oil painting...  It's that perfect blurring of color.  Ah just love it!! 

Anyway, I'm thinking I want to be better in the new year about collecting my inspiration photos & ideas.  Maybe a massive board in my office that's ever-growing??


{image via apartment therapy}

Or since I have no free walls in my office, maybe down the lonely hallway off of my office???  I might have to go start right now...  The walls are peeling anyway in there.  (One of our future projects! ;)

And...  we got snow here yesterday and so it's really starting to feel like Christmas- yay!!!  Have a great weekend!!



xoxo, Lauren

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...** UPDATE*** 
......Ok, I'm back (10:15 :)  and my new inspiration wall has begun!! yay!!  It's small but it's a start:

{Thoughts I'd been collecting for a new project I'm working on}

22 comments:

Living It At Home said...

This plant is so you! You are right, this succulent does reflect your sense of esthetic in your home. Well put and it is beautiful! I haven't had a chance to say that I picked up the BHG mag and thought the layout of you and your family and home was amazing! You must feel so great about it. I think they did a wonderful job showcasing your style, and your lovely surroundings. All the best, and wishing for a white Christmas too! Enjoy~
xojamilyn

Dharma said...

I just love being blinded by something beautiful and simple...

Andrea said...

I have an inspiration board in my studio :) Highly recommend it, as it makes me HAPPY!

Lovin That! said...

I'm hoping to do a large inspiration board in my home office as well. I come across so many great things, maybe save some of them and then forget!? Have a wonderful weekend...

pve design said...

surely you have seen those amazing walls of succulents....and yes, you must ask Santa baby for a wall of cork or magnets to secure all your snippets of inspirations.
let it snow.....
pve

Aubrey said...

I love those succulents...not only does greenery add such a nice touch to a room, these add cool shape and almost structural quality...not as random as a leafy plant...does that even make sense??? (c: And I *love* the update of the inspiration wall! I do the same thing...I get an idea and then I just have to do it. Right now. (c:

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Thanks for your comment on my blog, it made me smile! (c:

Nick said...

Flapjacks (Kalanchoe thyrisflora 'Flapjack' are so easy to take care of.....not to mention they have a great modern look.

amymeier said...

Love it! I too need to be better about taking time to gather and display my inspiration. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day work and before you know it a year has gone by with no updates to your board :)

Marianne - Style For Living said...

An inspiration hallway would be perfect! Be sure to show us how it turns out. Now go out and enjoy some of that snow with your boys!

Living It At Home said...

OK, I have to do this! Your inspiration wall has inspired me to just go for it and do it! Was always waiting for a great bulletin board...

Acquired Objects said...

Love your inspiration wall and since I have a lot of wall space in my studio I might have to do the same.

pve design said...

love your wall....just had to come back and see it...
from your e-mail update.
pve

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

I started one last year and I really do enjoy it. Once in a while I'll just stand in front of it and look at what I've tacked up there and get inspired all over again!

Lucky you to get snow, wish we would! Enjoy your family this Christmas.

Ruthie

Julia said...

I am loving your wall. I've got a great inspiration wall I keep in my closet and it makes me sigh every time I see it -- which is great, because like most people I go into my closet every morning! There were some just achingly beautiful and spectacular photos I found. I made it by pinning together photos on cork board, and I either got the images from magazines or printed them off the internet onto heavy paper.

I just have to remind myself that inspiration is everywhere, you just have to stop to see it. :)

Julienne said...

That plant is huge but the colour is magic, such a clean green I know what you mean when you say it's like a rug or painting! Is it a very large rock rose?

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Today I finally had an opportunity to read the article in House and Garden Magazine about your home. I found the magazine at Lowes (finally, couldn't find it anywhere) and stood leaned over my cart scouring every word of the article. Loved it, your home looked stunning. Way to go Lauren, can't wait to see what's next!

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Heard about your Design House opportuinty last night! Gossip, gossip :p) Fingers crossed....I stand ready to assist with installation so just call. I'm sure the rest of the Power Team will as well.
Hugs,
Roxanne

My Notting Hill said...

Loving the plant & your new inspiration wall. Isn't this snow great!

La Petite Gallery said...

Got to find one of those Flapjacks, I love it too.
yvonne

Kathysue said...

I feel the same way about the colors in nature. You can not get any better combination. love your inspiration board, good idea to keep your thoughts fresh and moving forward!! Forward thoughts are always so much better than going backward thoughts, Kathysue

Vero said...

I love the plant! It irradiates the space around with peaceful light.

borakikay said...

Hi Lauren,

wow this is the real inspiring to see this plant to grow step by step.

Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

You can get more happiness quotes at http://www.quotelandia.com/category/Happiness