Current Inspiration

So I haven’t blogged in a while. But I’m still around, I’m still here! And its actually because I’ve been working more!  You may remember I took last year to kind of decide where I was headed with this design business thing. I took a class that led to all sorts of inspiration. I was doing lots of small consults, one room at a time kind of work.

This year I find myself with two big full house projects happening at once and a couple more waiting in the wings. They are both with dream clients and I’m learning so much as I work, pushing my boundaries further and further into areas that have intimidated me in the past. I’m loving it and finding the courage that I can do this.

The community of support I found in taking that class has really helped, along with a few more connections I’ve made since then.  I think I felt isolated a lot last year, wondering if I was actually doing this thing the right way.  Its nice to have community.   Plus, Paul is my constant encouragement and support- he has always believed in me and never once doubted even when I’m doubting myself.  Its amazing to have support like that.

Anyway, that’s enough for now about where I’ve been. I thought I’d share today a bit of what’s inspiring me lately for these projects…

First up this beautiful shot of a project by Marie Flanigan Interiors.  I love the contrast of light and dark.  All the different textures, wood tones, subtle pattern.  Its modern and traditional at the same time.

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Next, are you familiar with Addison’s Wonderland?  She has an incredibly unique older home that they renovated and it is just bursting with pattern and color.  I love how she uses white walls to balance her love of color.  I also love all the brass and the black vent hood and ceiling in the living room picture below.

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This kitchen is majorly inspiring me for a project I’m working on.  Especially that deep green cabinetry.  Green is the thing right now and Studio McGee does it right in this gorgeous kitchen.  I also love all the mixed metals and warm wood tones.

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Here’s another beautiful use of a deep green in this bedroom from Traditional Home.

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And lastly, if you follow my Instagram stories, you saw that my old kitchen faucet broke last week. We’ve replaced it temporarily with a $17 one from Home Depot while I research and figure out what the permanent solution will be.  Meanwhile I’m all eyes for the art in this kitchen from Domino.  And you know I’m talking about that faucet:

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So that’s what’s up for now.  Follow me on Pinterest if you’d like to see more of the inspiration for these projects!

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Bethany

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8 Responses to Current Inspiration

  1. Jill February 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    I really like when a House of Figs post appears in my inbox 😀

    • Bethany February 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      Aww thank you, Jill!! I really like when sweet comments show up in mine. 😉💗💗

  2. Teri February 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    So proud of you and happy for you with 2 big projects and 2 in the wings! These pictures are so inviting and I love seeing where you get your inspiration!

  3. Joni February 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    These are beautiful!! Love the way art is so naturally displayed in the kitchen!! I love The House of Figs!! ❤

  4. Kathy February 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    So good to hear from you. I’ve missed seeing you’re ideas.

  5. Jennifer February 23, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    Can’t wait to see what you do in your projects!

  6. nancy March 1, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    I’m so happy for your success!

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