Decoration Inspiration – Looking Back, Part 1

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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!


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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