Remember when I posted about style and the evolution of your voice? And I how I came to coin mine as “Playful French Industrial” (because Moody Modern Peasant Weathered Playful French/Russian Industrial with a touch of Bohemian just seems waaaaay to long. ha!)? Well I thought I would share with you some of what’s inspiring me over here from time-to-time. (You can always find what I’m pinning in my Playful French Industrial board too).
Take for example the amazing vintage industrial organizer shown above. Want one. And those hanging baskets. LOVE.
These school girls really speak to me. Like they are about to turn the corner and come upon another wall painted completely in red. And then a blue one…like their world is made up of solid primaries. I love the weathered look to the stone too. I find I like bright primaries with a bit a wear and tear.
And how about this inspiring dining room?! I love the playful elements that are allowed to dwell here amongst the sophistication. And that floor to ceiling pin board. I mean really?! I NEED to have one.
If you don’t know of Sonia Delaney and her patterns, you should look her up now. So lovely. So inspiring.
I had to throw our little puppet in here. He’s a favorite around here and with all the kids in our online Kids Craft Camp. He just makes me smile to see him wiggle and dance. It’s like he’s meant to join these super cuties in their production below. I love each one of these tots for diff reasons and love to think about what they were thinking of when this picture was taken. I’m quite sure the second white rabbit is thinking “Yeah mr. cone hat here to my left thinks he’s the star of this here production, but I’ve got skills just waiting to explode out of me. Just wait, you’ll see.”
Something about this little darling in her messy creative space below has me inspired and wanting to make. I read something somewhere about allowing a bit of “squalor” in your spaces and I’m all for that. I love a bit of clean minimalism here – but then joined with a jumble of beautiful mess there. If you came to my house you’d see exactly what I mean (it’s a crazy mess most days and sometimes I love it. Other times I want to clear it all away and have open spaces and empty palettes like the yellow wall above. I’m creatively manic like that).
Oh and I want to dress like her.
Playful French Industrial resources from top to bottom: great work space | yellow wall | creative dining room |Sonia Delaney print |wooden bead puppet |cutest performing group of little ones | darling girl in creative study