I always had myself pegged as a clean lines, simple shapes, less-is-more kind of person, but inspiration shopping for my daughter’s room unleashed an exuberant pattern-mixing, color-clashing side of me that I didn’t know existed. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised as another glance at our Style Cure interview responses shows a shared love of all things colorful and uplifting.
I tend to rely on design blogs, magazines and Pinterest for inspiration — check out my Style Cure Pinterest board here — but for this task I wanted to go exploring in the real world. So, fueled by a flat white, I mentally stepped into my daughter's (small and glittery) shoes and braved the drizzle of Lymington High Street to see what grabbed me. Here is a small selection of what I found:
Pretty china plates...
Bright and bold wallpaper...
Delicate, girly pinks and pastels...
...And a pompom trimmed lamp.
I also found myself drawn to anything homemade or crafty. My mum sewed beautiful quilts, cushions and cross stitch samplers for my childhood room. I would like to fill my daughter's room with the same lovingly made objects, although I don't have my mum's talent!
Before I headed home, I wandered down to the quayside where I spotted this great orange and blue color combination.
Whatever happens in Pearl's room, I know one thing for sure, there is going to be a lot of color.
Many thanks to Lulu's and the Forest Mill Shop in Lymington for providing inspiration.
What did you discover on your treasure hunt?