Decoration Inspiration – Looking Back, Part 1


A New Beginning

This post marks the beginning of a new and exciting direction here at Wall Decor Source. When I started this blog, it was to share my love for anything that goes on a wall: wallpaper, unusual lamps, art, etc. But after a while, the scope of it started to feel a bit too constrained. There is so much fantastic design, crafts, ideas and products out there in all areas of decorating that I can’t resist sharing (I’ve been doing that to some extent on my personal blog, but juggling several blogs and a full time job is pretty tough when you’re only one person). So I decided it was time for WDS to expand beyond the walls. We’re not doing a total gut renovation; the old posts will still be there, but the new site will incorporate much more than wall decor. In the next few weeks, you’ll see a new name, logo and a slightly different look here, and I hope you will all enjoy the new WDS. I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to get started!

Inspiration

Now, back to the inspiration retrospective as promised in the title. I am one of those people who can’t bring myself to tear pages out of magazines, and never, ever throw them away unless I have to (flooding in our basement sadly claimed a large number of really old ones last year). Every now and then I go back to look at what I earmarked years ago, both for new inspiration and also just to see what has stood the test of time. Sometimes it’s furniture, sometimes a room layout, and sometimes just a color scheme.

I recently sat down to look through the September issues of a few of my magazines from five years ago to see what I had marked. Some of it still feels current; other stuff, not so much. I have selected 4 items from each magazine that I still love and find inspiring, and first out is Country Home from September 2006:

1. Not only is the dog adorable, but what a great idea for an old suitcase!
2. Love the patterns and the pieces of bling – great gift wrapping inspiration
3. The color scheme is the reason I saved this one. The white/lime green/aqua is such a cheerful and summery combo
4. I want a kitchen just like this. I love the mix of stuff and that great light coming in. It feels cozy and welcoming, and I bet there is a really nice kitchen island too, with an open bottle of wine on it. 🙂

Collage by Wall Decor Source
Photos: Country Home

For more, see my Home Decorating Ideas Part 2 post.


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2 Responses to Decoration Inspiration – Looking Back, Part 1

  1. […] I mentioned in the first post in this series (Decoration Inspiration Part 1), I love magazines and always save them (don’t ask me how many magazine subscriptions I currently […]

  2. […] I mentioned in an earlier post (Decoration Inspiration Part 1), as much as I love wall decor in every way, shape and form, after blogging exclusively about that […]

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