Monday, January 31, 2011


What inspires you?

I love shopping on Etsy & reading magazines & blogs ~
it's one of my most favorite things to do. 
I get inspired, motivated, & entertained from blogs.

Where else do designers get motivation?
(Kelly Wearstler via Google Images)

(Google Images)

(VWGarden.Blogspot via Google)

(Google Images)

Is this not the most amazing color of blue?


Architecture is amazing & inspirational.  I take joy in soaking up all forms of architecture.
Whether its basking in front of a Monet or looking at old streets in France or Italy,
I enjoy it!

(Google Images)

Other forms of inspiration are Music, Photography, & Imagination.
Design elements such as Textiles, Shapes, & Color also evoke inspiration. 
Dorothy Draper (the Queen of Design) says to pull pictures of magazines,
& use them as a reference.  Don't be afraid of color!! "Living without
color is like living without love" ~Kelly Wearstler.

Designer's Guild is one of my favorite places to find inspiration.
The colors, prints, & textures makes my heart melt.
Fabric is deinitely my weakness & where my talent lies.

What inspires you?

some old doors?

an urn?

a picture from a magazine?

(image from Paris Atelier)
a pair of shoes?

I wish I knew where I got this photo.  It was on my desktop for a long time.
I'm in awe of the french furniture, the pink draperies, & the art on the small side table,
the amazing sconce.... I'm amazed by it every time I look.

I keep a file on my desktop of my favorite chairs, room views, dressers...
Somtimes they change but I'm always inspired.

"Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style."
~Billy Baldwin via Josh Taylor

 Jennifer Lynette


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I'll tell you what girls...those faded blue doors definitely inspire me!!! It's all those little details and worn patinas and seeing vintage things used in fresh new ways...
...those are the things that spark my imagination and inspire and energize me. Hope you have a great week!
Take care, Laura :)

Southern Shop Girls said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe that I cannot post on my own blog!!! I wrote something yesterday and it isn't even here! Hopefully I removed the word verification too. Blogger was kind enough to activate that for us and I didn't know until I posted myself.

Anyway - I love the blue doors too. Actually I love all of the blue. It just melts my heart! The problem is that I haven't been able to reproduce it yet. Still love it though.