Thursday, January 19, 2012

Seeking Inspiration (aka Are you on Pinterest?)

So yes, I'm a little late to the party.  This week I finally relented and jumped on the Pinterest train.  What is wrong with me?  Now I know what I've been missing.

CiaoChessa Pinterest

One of the things that I am passionate about and that doesn't always (ever) make it on to this blog is my love of home design.  Obsession is more like it.  My husband catches me sitting on the couch in silence just staring into  space and he calls me out.  He says I'm secretly (or not-so-secretly) planning in my head how I'm going to "move that there, move this here" and it is so true.  I can never walk into a room and not think about how I would change it or what I would do to make it "different" - not necessarily "better" but there is ALWAYS something that can be different.

Case in point: my current work space.  Before we had the baby, and back in our old apartment (that I still miss every day even though yes, I love our new home), I had my own office/studio.  It got lots of fabulous light, it was quite large and my view was TDF.  Now my work space is a little corner in our new bedroom.  You'd be surprised just how much I can get done in this small space but it is tiny and shared nonetheless.  Before we moved to our new place we had a no TV, no radio, no computers, blackberries, iPads, iPhones, etc. rule in our bedroom.  In fact, the only thing we had that needed power, aside from light, was an alarm clock.  Now our bedroom is our work space, our lounge space, our everything space and since we got here I've been working to make it one of the best rooms I've ever lived in. 

To that end, I've been trolling around the internet looking for inspiration for small home offices and gallery walls and well, what can I say, my drug of choice is Pinterest.  I've been having a lot of fun searching and pinning and spying different boards and I have to wonder why on earth I didn't do this sooner!  I've found so many new sites that I love from photos that were pinned that I just know this will be my new favorite place to hang out online.

I'm still working on my wall, getting frames, making prints, la-di-da, but as soon as I'm done I'm going to feature it here and give a how-to on making gallery walls since I really, really love them and I've been doing them forever and I think I've finally figured out the easiest way that works for me.  In the meantime, here are a few photos that I'm using for inspiration.

What do you think?  And, are you on Pinterest?  Let's connect over there!

CiaoChessa Pinterest

Also, here is a sneak peek at one of the walls in my bedroom... 

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

And here is a tiny look at my kitchen and Lucia's gallery wall.

CiaoChessa Pinterest

CiaoChessa Pinterest

 All photos (except the Instagram of my wall) via Pinterest.

CiaoChessa Pinterest

Bookmark and Share