Inspiration...Your Own Life Sparking Decor Ideas

Inspiration...Your Own Life Sparking Decor Ideas

Rebecca Orlov
Jan 6, 2009

While it's easy to be inspired by designers + artists when it comes to home design, why not consider your own life too? We recently decided to do a wall gallery of pictures we had taken over the last few years - family, friends, adventures. As we scrolled through our online photo gallery online, we realized how often one color palette kept coming up and how we had subconsciously been shooting it and also incorporating it into our home design.

[Inspiration...favorite coffee shop in Encinitas, CA.]
[Decor...painted stripes in our kitchen '06.]
[Inspiration...flowers on the next block over.]
[Decor...flowers and framed art in our home.]

We clearly have a thing for orange-yellow. To be honest, we didn't really know that since we don't often seek out home decor in this palette but we seem to use this color combo quite a bit in our home design. Our inspiration actually comes from our own neighborhood and adventures. We enjoy snapping pics of nature + architecture + color around town. The building facades, sunsets and flowers in Southern California are interesting and vibrant. In turn, this color combo had made it's way into our home. We've realized that we've done a yellow-orange kitchen, often seem to buy yellow flowers and, most recently, have introduced yellow-orange pillows into our space.

Take a look through your own photo albums and see how the colors you have snapped inspired decor decisions in your space.

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