Have you ever come up with a brilliantly original idea just to realize that it's really not all that original? Happens to me all the time. Certain rooms that I find in magazines or online just nestle into my psyche and influence the way I put certain rooms together. Such is the case with the perfect room below, which you might remember from this post.
I love its simplicity, airiness, and mix of earthy, fresh, and vintage accents. It's casual and inviting but uncluttered and well-ordered. If I could be a room, this would be it.
Ok, back to the point on not being original. This room has been stashed away in my files for about a year, and just the other day I realized that many elements I have been accumulating and putting into an inspiration board for a room are almost all influenced by or overtly taken from this room.
One of my favorite features in magazines and blogs are the "get the look" articles. I always learn about new sources, and get great ideas about putting my own rooms together. And I love being surprised by the stores represented especially ones that I've given up on or written off as not my style.
So, in case you're interested in my findings for the room above, here's the breakdown clockwise starting with the chalkboard crates:
- Herb Boxes from Home Decorators
- Surface Mounted Label Holder (Antique Brass Distressed) from Hardware Hut
- Shane Powers Neolithic Vessels
- Rolling Storage From West Elm
- Paradise Black Dinnerware from Bed Bath and Beyond
- Market Basket From Brook Farm General Store
- Beach Comber Baskets from Pottery Barn
- Lever and Lumber Table from Anthropologie
- Relaxed Roman Shades From The Shade Store
- Tolix Classic French Cafe Chair from Graham & Greene
- Titan Pendant From Horne
- Fog Linen Napkins From Brookfarm General Store
And if you're interested in learning more about how to put together a room from an inspiration photo, you can check out my post for Apartment Therapy.
Happy weekend all! I'm hoping mine is full of some much needed sleep!
Image: vt wonen