Thursday, January 17, 2008

a sense of style

Thinking more about the grande expanse of blank wall, interior decorating, and what makes me feel comfortable. I got out on the web this morning and started looking for inspiration.
I love an organized clutter with lots of curiosities. I am drawn to rich colors and fabrics. The art of India, China, Japan, Morocco, Egypt - think of the tatters of Victorian Empire and you have my aesthetic. But, I also have a quirky, somewhat irreverent, sense of humor and like to throw in elements that are slightly off.

This image from Bloesem sparked my imagination. I love the use of the embroidery hoops and the idea of fabric as art, in and of itself.

This room from Desire to Inspire is really striking.


Linda said...

I love that last painting which is orange-very striking-but then, I love orange and shades of it.

Mrs. Fox said...

Orange has really grown on me over the years. It took awhile, and I'm still hesitant to introduce it into my wardrobe, but I love it in art.

Liz said...

I LOVE that last picture, love everything about it. You know what you need... you need another tour of Lord Whimsy's house for inspiration! :) Whatever you do, it will look great. I see you with your own wall of paintings mixed in with some fabric.