You can be inspired by so many different things from the wings of a bird to a corsage on your blouse! Ban.do is a small business that specializes in creating beautiful corsages and other decorative pieces to embellish your wardrobe — it’s exciting to peruse their website because you can always find something lovely but you also can find inspiration for your next decorating project! How so? Take inspiration from the colors, patterns and textures and translate those things into a room — it’s all about letting your imagination play and giving yourself the freedom to explore something new — who would have thought that a brooch pinned on a vintage dress could inspire a wall of plates? But it can.
These images above, paired with the corsages, were not inspired by work of ban.do — though I’ve paired them to appear as such. This is merely an example to support my point so that you get an idea as to exactly how this sort of thing works. Now it’s your turn. Here are some more lovely things from ban.do below. Perhaps you can use them to inspire a room in a your home now, or someday?
Let your creativity run wild, inspiration is all around you if you pause for a moment to simply see it.
I want to immerse myself into something refreshingly beautiful for a moment to ease my mind and comfort the soul. It’s impossible to not feel inspired by the talented Anna Williams so I have selected her portfolio to highlight in order to accomplish my need for visual comfort food. Would you like to join me?
Anna’s photographs magically transport you to sweet spaces where cherished memories are made, where tables runneth over with delicious foods and ease delightful object beckons you to hold it, use it, run your fingers on each creamy smooth surfaces…
I first discovered Anna in Real Simple but after finding her again online I learned that she is based in Brooklyn and has been shooting commercially for Martha Stewart Living, body + soul, O Magazine, Weddings, Whole Living, Food & Wine, Target, Williams Sonoma and many others for over 10 years, including Real Simple. She has shot 43+ covers — wow!
Stunning work — Anna is one of the reasons why we keep buying magazines, you can’t tear images from blogs and tack them on your board for inspiration, can you?
I hope that you will visit her website and slip away into her stunning portfolio for additional inspiration today. Perhaps you will come across some familiar images from some of your favorite magazines.
Wasn’t that a luxury, to enjoy her gorgeous photos for a moment?
(images: anna williams)
Hello again! Many of you wrote in after my last post a few moments ago asking what type of linen I was looking for at Bemz so I thought I’d show you! I am looking at the loosefit collection though I realized my sofa (Karlstad) that I want to put in the new guest room is not a sofa that Bemz has pre-made loosefit covers for. I’m so sad! But wait! There is an alternative…
“The loose fit slipcovers are manufactured using an exclusive linen from Belgium, a country with a centuries-old tradition of flax cultivation and processing. Rosendal Pure Washed Linen is pre-washed to give it that soft, beautiful, vintage-like look and is available in Absolute White, Unbleached, Medium Grey and Sage Brown. Also, these new linen fabrics are available to order in the usual made-to-measure style of slipcover for all Bemz models as well as fabric by the meter”.
Made to order? Oh this could be expensive so I’m going to write to them to see if they have some ideas for me….
I think the oatmeal one is divine…. I can see lots of John Derian plates and vintage mirrors hanging above it with some lovely black accents!
P.S. I think they used the home of Susanne as a shoot location, don’t you? Lovely!
I did a double take today as I was browsing the Bemz website for a new slipcover for my sofa. They’ve just teamed up with Designers Guild to bring Tricia’s signature color and style to the land of IKEA! I’m not sure they’re all my taste really, I am more an understated pattern girl myself when it comes to sofa upholstery, but for those bold souls out there these slipcovers may be a dream come true.
….now back to finding my very un-bold linen slipcover.