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Inspiration Is Everywhere!

I recently came across the work of 27-year-old graphic designer and photography Julia Dávila in Madrid. Julia is so talented and I love how she finds inspiration everywhere – from her travels, on the streets where she lives and in the subtle way she uses flowers and other objects to tell a story in her home. Julia is a contact of mine on Flickr and I find her photographs quite transporting and so I asked her if I could share them with you today to inspire you.

I think it’s important to be on the look out for inspiration no matter where you are. The details are there, you just have to look for them and if you have a camera or even a camera phone, capture them somehow and see where those captures lead. Perhaps after seeing these photographs you will feel motivated to take more photos. I have to make a point of it more myself so today I plan to go out and grab a few bouquets from the farmers’ market for myself so that I can photograph them at home tomorrow. I’m dying to see what is selling at the market now that spring has sprung!

Julia told me that her source of inspiration comes from the changes in nature as the seasons unfold with new flowers and colors in the nature environment around her. She is also inspired by the many marvelous photographers out there who, “Capture the wonders of nature with great finesse,” and their work plays an important role in the progress of her own. Julia dreams to someday cover the walls of her home with her own photographs and also put flowers of all kinds on her walls (I must admit that sounds quite avant-garde and intriguing) as part of a beautiful installation to inspire her work further which instantly made me think of this photo showing tons of silk flowers in a dining area.


(images: julia dávila)

Posted by decor8 in Inspiration on March 24, 2011

Your comments...

  1. karina commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 1:30pm

    Julia,s work is terrific and I am very happy to say that I have one of her photographies at home.

  2. Julia commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 1:45pm

    OMG, thank you dear Holly, that’s soooo nice. It’s really nice to see some of my works in such an amazing blog. Thank you again!
    Julia´s last blog post ..En un mundo lleno de flores

  3. Isabel Pavia commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 1:50pm

    Julia’s work is really wonderful. I’m happy seeing her work here.
    Isabel Pavia´s last blog post ..Aquellas pequeñas cosas

  4. Jennie commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 1:51pm

    Oh, how pretty! Her style is very soft and muted with (what I love) little pops of colors. I just adore with photographers take little snippets of their lives…they tell such a sweet story. Thank you for sharing!

    Jennie´s last blog post ..I HEART THE ARTS- HEATHER KILLEN

  5. monica of hola!design commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:02pm

    her work is fantastic. thank you for introducing me to this fine lady.
    monica of hola!design´s last blog post ..Ikeas Art of Cooking

  6. Beatriz commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:03pm

    Julia’s photos is delightful. I’m from Madrid but didn’t know her job…
    Thanks for sharing ;)
    Beatriz´s last blog post ..Mamás cbda- Sara Fernández de Castro

  7. katy commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:47pm

    ooooH! I love these images! the luminous filter on them is so Heavenly :)

  8. Anna @ Around My Table commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:58pm

    I admire and envy such talent. To be able to see beauty and capture it that way. Perfect!
    Anna @ Around My Table´s last blog post ..Cinderella shoes

  9. jenn commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:07pm

    so so very lovely! the perfect bit of spring inspiration!
    jenn´s last blog post ..dry shampoo review

  10. Joy Hall commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:07pm

    Very inspiring photos! What a talented eye she has… and what a luscious shade of pink she captured!

    Thanks for sharing these!
    Joy Hall´s last blog post ..Weather Blues

  11. Ivana commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:20pm

    Her blog is amazing!!
    Congratulations Chau!
    Ivana´s last blog post ..LOLITA BAKERY · CUPCAKES

  12. meenal @ maison marigold commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:28pm

    wht beautiful work Julia does…really inspiration can come from just needs to observe..the other day while watching ‘no country for old men’ i was so lost in the look and colors of the movie that i might have missed some of the gory plot…i even did a post inspired by that!! thanks for sharing, holly! xx meenal
    meenal @ maison marigold´s last blog post ..Runway to room

  13. Adrienne Audrey commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:28pm

    really pretty! Love these
    Adrienne Audrey´s last blog post ..Happy Hour- The Accidental Tequila Sunrise

  14. Kate @ Travelmoon commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:43pm

    As an amateur photographer, emphasis on amateur, I’m always inspired by photographic talent! Her images are beautiful-and a great reminder to find interest in the details!
    Kate @ Travelmoon´s last blog post ..Monday Escapes

  15. Katie - Coco Målé commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 4:03pm

    These are lovely, photography is truly an art, one I might never master to such a high level! What strikes me is that each photo is very different to the other whereas I usually find that photographers have a certain style? I definitely wouldn’t have been able to tell that the village/town one and the pink flower have been taken by the same photographer!!
    Katie – Coco Målé´s last blog post ..Katie is cooking… legendwait-for-itary Coconut Balls 1

  16. brittni: papernstitch commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 4:21pm

    Wow. Julia’s photographs are beautiful! And she just a year older than me. I really need to get my act together. :) Anyway, thanks for sharing these images Holly and reminding us all that inspiration can be anywhere. By the way, super love the third image from the bottom with the blouse and mirror and carnations. So pretty!
    brittni: papernstitch´s last blog post ..Sitting Down with the Founder of WhipUpnet Kathreen Ricketson

  17. jenn commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 4:35pm

    Her work is amazing! And I so agree that inspiration can come from anywhere. In fact, I have a lovely bouquet of flowers on my desk right now that have been very inspirational this week :)
    jenn´s last blog post ..renovate refinish your own hardwood floors

  18. Linnie Joy commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 4:55pm

    Lovely, calm and sweet… just what i needed today… thank you

  19. Marianne commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:00pm

    Beautiful and inspiring images!! Love them!

    Marianne´s last blog post ..Expondo coleções

  20. Jutta commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:02pm

    Holly, your book arrived in the mail today and I LOVE IT!!! I mean, I thought it would be great, I ordered it, huh, but it’s even better than I had expected. I’m going to spend hours perusing it and trying to take everything in :)
    Jutta´s last blog post ..Press- Rayli magazine

  21. Alexis commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:34pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us. So inspirational. It makes me want to explode with happiness!
    Alexis´s last blog post ..The Slow Life

  22. Lila Ferraro commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:34pm

    These images just scream “spring!” I can’t wait for pink roses and warmer days….
    Lila Ferraro

  23. classiq commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:09pm

    Lovely work! Thank you for sharing. Ada
    classiq´s last blog post ..Marion Cotillard- magnifique

  24. Cherish@My Cup Of Tea commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:13pm

    I absolutely love the last photo….Especially the star vase!

  25. Barbara commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:17pm

    Holly,these works are indedd terrific. I am in love with her compositions of flowers and glass. Thank you for sharing this talented artist! – Barbara

  26. sarah jane commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:31pm

    I agree! Inspiration IS everywhere! My camera died 4 months ago, and I just barely got a new one. I realized in that span on time with no camera, that I had stopped noticing the details around me as much. There is something about having a lens to see through that makes me notice all those sweet details around every day. AND it does help to live in a gorgeous place so pictures like these can so easily be taken:) Thanks for this! It inspired me this morning…..

  27. Cathy commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:33pm

    So many lovlies!

  28. decor8 commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:37pm

    @Jutta thank you so much!!! :) :) This makes me happy!!!

  29. Mary commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:55pm

    Beautiful photos! And I couldn’t agree more with the idea of finding inspiration everywhere. I know that’s the way I’ve always thought as an artist and creative person, and I think I learned to do that as a young child. Perhaps everyone learns to do it when they’re young, but then they forget as they grow older and daily life distracts them.
    Mary´s last blog post ..Table Lamps

  30. hena tayeb commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:58pm

    She has created such lovely vignettes.
    hena tayeb´s last blog post ..Something New Something Sold

  31. Polly commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:36pm

    Wow! These photos are beautiful and so inspirational. What a good find Holly xx
    Polly´s last blog post ..Signs

  32. laura evans commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:57pm

    stunning photography & wonderful words. have a fabulous day holly … well what’s left of it!
    laura evans´s last blog post ..what&39s in a name – whimsical fine art photography – 14×11 – in stock

  33. Zee commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 10:56pm

    Oh, her photos are so gorgeous! I like that she is versatile. Great composition and colors. Inspiring!
    Zee´s last blog post ..Tobias Malaquias and The Craft Room

  34. Lauren commented
    March 24th, 2011 at 11:38pm

    Amazing photos! Love them all!

    The close up of the peony is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.
    Lauren´s last blog post ..In my dreams

  35. Mervi commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 12:22am

    Very inspirational and pretty. Thanks for sharing! You are absolutely right, inspiration is everywhere.
    Mervi´s last blog post ..Strange working habits

  36. Sandrine commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 2:41am

    Hi Holly, Thanks for sharing, those pictures are just like an injection of energy!
    Must go and visit Julia ‘s blog now.
    Have a great time at the market!:)
    Sandrine x
    Sandrine´s last blog post ..Je vous presenteLet me introduce you to

  37. ArticulateArt commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 3:00am

    The photos are gorgeous! Lovely work!!!

  38. Miss Walker commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 6:33am

    These gorgeous pics have well and truely to take more pics! Thanks Holly!

    Miss Walker xoxo
    Miss Walker´s last blog post ..Taking On Trellis

  39. Camelia commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 6:59am

    Very inspiring… I love her imagination and the choice of color :-)

  40. Tati commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 10:59am

    Hi! I recently discovered your blog and find it especially inspiring. Congrats!
    Tati´s last blog post ..ROMANTICISMO EN LA URBE parte II

  41. laura trevey commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 11:40am

    These are wonderful and very inspiring!!
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Remembering a True Movie Star – Elizabeth Taylor

  42. Holly O'Brian commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 3:39pm

    This is so inspiring. I was feeling a bit in a funk, and these photos have made me feel 100% better! I lived in Madrid for nine years, and this is making me feel like I need to get over there soon. Thanks so much for the gorgeous photos and very thoughtful post.

  43. kerington commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 3:52pm

    your blog is so lovely
    can i add it to my blog favourites please :)

  44. Gabrielle - Design Mom commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 4:00pm

    Thanks for the introduction to this beautiful work, Holly.

  45. Jenny commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 4:21pm

    I just love the colours and aesthetic of these photos. Thanks for sharing….spring really is coming!
    Jenny´s last blog post ..Inspiration Friday- Cowboy Hats

  46. elissa @ faucethead commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 4:29pm

    sounds like the perfect way to spend the afternoon. hope you find some beautiful florals and some inspiration along the way!
    elissa @ faucethead´s last blog post ..copying vs borrowing- where do you draw the line

  47. Sue commented
    March 25th, 2011 at 6:27pm

    Really beautiful and inspiring photographs.
    Sue´s last blog post ..Pretty in pink

  48. patience commented
    March 26th, 2011 at 9:11pm

    i never feel like i see scenes like this in real like but there is a very good chance i’m not looking hard enough or even paying attention at all! i should because i’m dying to try out my new instagram app (no worthy pictures to play with so far).

  49. MICAELA commented
    June 26th, 2011 at 5:11pm

    this images make me want to be a photographer, I wish these moments and much more could be captured with a camera and shared.
    The lovely flowers and the light makes me smile, it is gourgeous!!

  50. Lowela commented
    January 9th, 2012 at 6:06am

    Totally agree that inspiration can be simply found anywhere. You can have the greatest joy in everything that you do if you will just like it and love doing so. However, it depends on how you see things and find glory in it.:)
    Lowela´s last blog post ..provillus reviews

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