Monday, July 18, 2011

INSPIRATION.......Hodgepodge (a confused mixture).....LOVE IT!

 I'm not sure where I was going when scanning these wonderful photos, but inspiration doesn't always have to make sense.  Enjoy!
Amazing mix of colors and patterns in this room.  I like the rag rug and the quilt used for a headboard.  Mostly, I like the oddness of the room, the position of the bed and the light.  When I look at this room I want to make tons of soft cotton pillows for my bed,  jump in the middle of them and nap.
This grouping is so elegant and light.  I particularly love the rope mirror which would be such a fun (and easy) project to make.  There are so many inexpensive mirrors out there now all it would take was a quick trip to the hardware store for some rope.
Beauty 2 Rope Side Table
I wrapped two waste baskets and a table round from Home Depot to make this table and it took less than 30 dollars.  The project is in THE BIG ASS BOOK OF HOME DECOR VOL. 1
This mirror floats my boat!  It would be fun to recreate this with mannequin hands.  It seems like something Tony Duquette would make.
Wonderful Gothic.  This room is so layered and special that I could spend all day in there looking around.  I really enjoy the pinks, burgundy, and gold mixed together.  It's so RICH.
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I think my standing wood candelabra would look wonderful in this room.  It's made with two ornate shelf brackets on top and 4 basic shelf brackets on bottom.  Stained dark brown it would fit right in!  Directions in THE BIG ASS BOOK OF CRAFTS VOL. 1
I'm not really sure why I love this violin so much, but I do.  Plaid is back in such a big way and this makes me want to cover everything in different colors of plaid.  Even make some plaid pillows.  If you're afraid of too much, try covering some small lampshades and see how you feel.  If you can roll a lampshade on some fabric and trace it at the same time, you've got a pattern. Hit it with some spray adhesive and you're half way there!
This room is amazing and awkward all at the same time.  They've chosen to leave the window undressed which is a great idea because the room needs the light.  The dark rug anchors the room and I like how the chairs are two different colors.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.....Not everything has to match perfectly.
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  1. That bed looks so inviting and I am absolutely in LOVE with the plaid violin!!

  2. Hi Mark! I am a new follower I found you at Truly LOVely! I love your funky vintage style, and am excited for more inspiration!