Inspire me Monday.....

Hello and welcome Monday! I've asked my friend Wendy from Shabby Nest to pop over here and let us into her world of inspiration..........

I'm really excited to be here guest posting for the fabulous Kasey! The first time I saw her blog, I knew we would be fast friends. I just love her style...she inspires me daily. She asked me to share some of the things that inspire me. The list is endless, but I've narrowed it down to a few of the key things that help me to be creative.

I am passionate about interior design/decorating, photography and drawing, so much of my inspiration comes from these three things.

Color is a key inspirational force for me. I have always been drawn to a neutral palette. I love whites, warm creams, beige's, caramels, and browns. I also love to throw in some black for drama. I adore Swedish design with it's white on white color schemes.

I would describe my style as "cottage chic" so I gain a LOT of inspiration from vintage pieces. Some of my current faves are grain sacks, chippy architectural pieces, mercury glass and old mirrors.

Photo by Marley & Lockyer

I also adore typography of all sorts. The shapes of letter and numbers are so intriguing to me. I love their graphic nature.

Photo by me (Wendy @ the Shabby Nest)

Photography provides a constant source of inspiration. My Hubby is a professional photographer and his images have inspired me for years...enough so that I decided to take up the camera myself. I love to browse flickr and also to look through the Etsy photography shops at all of the amazing images out there. One of my current favorite websites to visit is picnik.com. It is a free site where you can use their tools to edit your photos. So fun!

Photo by Alicia Bock

And with the demise of so many of my favorite shelter magazines (another favorite source of inspiration) the blogging world has become one of my biggest inspirational sources. I am so amazed at all of the talent in the blogosphere that is so willingly shared with the rest of us!

And of course, my biggest source of inspiration is my family! I have four children...so I am constantly forced to think creatively and to solve problems in new and inspired ways. Thank heavens for my kiddos. I sure would be a dull person without them to keep me on my toes!

Thanks to Kasey for inviting me to join this series!

Thank you Wendy! I actually have those pillows from Marley and Lockyer, and Alicia is one of
my blog crushes. Can a girl have a crush please!



Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I adore those pillows!

ladedajudy said...

I love the white and black! Thank you!

paige said...

great entry wendy!
i love your style too--the pillows are wonderful. & i too love playing around on picnik
happy monday kasey

susan said...

I love hearing about people's inspirations.
I will go check out her blog.

Brandie said...

Wonderful post Wendy! It is so fun to find so many like-minded women here in blogland. I adore those pillows too. Looks like I need to do a little shopping;)

littlebyrd said...

I love hearing about others inpsirations too! Great post of beautiful items showcased!

LuLu & Co. said...

Great pick again! She is so talented and adore her blog (like yours!!!) love the pillows.. oh yes I do!!

Jackie said...

Thanks for inviting these amazing, creative ladies over on Mondays!! Wow - I like all the same stuff - I also love those pillows and anything cream with a little black on it is perfect in my book!! It's great to hear from such creative girls!! Have a great week Kasey! (and Wendy too!)

Tara said...

fun post, I will be off now to check out Wendy's Shoppe! Cheers to Inspire me Monday's.

please sir said...

Lovely post and amazing products!

Vana said...

I love her because she loves WHITE, yes, WHITE is my favorite color. Thanks for sharing Kasey! Lovely friends you got there~

Leah C said...

Loving the inspiration posts! And like Wendy, I love numbers & letters, too:)

Shannon said...

Great post!!

Reese & Marie said...

Hey Wendy and Kasey,

Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. I always enjoy reading and seeing what inspires/motivates others with similar taste. And Wendy, that picture of you is so pretty!


Brunch at Saks said...

I love typography as well! That pillow with the "5" on it is so cute; I love it :)

ness lockyer said...

Thankyou so much for shoing my flour sack pillow...what a lovely surprise. I am glad you like it. You have so many of my other favourites here to. great post,
ness xx