Design Inspo: From That to This

Posted on 12 June 2015

When designing a space, decision making can seem daunting. Doesn’t it seem like there are endless options? It’s not that we don’t like anything enough to choose, it’s that we like too many to choose! Too many colors and too many styles suit our multidimensional personalities and it can make it difficult to settle on just one. Don’t let these choices stress you out! Take back the control by letting some of your favorite things—your favorite dessert, clutch, or pair of shoes—guide you through the design process.

It may seem outside the box, but it really works and is incredibly fun! Isn’t there a reason you love that {insert your favorite item here} so much?

Let the things you love most, inspire your space! What else could possibly make it more you?

 

Summer's Sweet Treats

Bright and bold colors are this year's "thing", and so are macaroons! These fresh colors are energetic and lively; they keep us feeling youthful! But it doesn’t have to stop with color that pops! Mixing and matching patterns is also a popular trend. Here we brought some pattern up to the wall with this Paula Wiggins abstract.

Macaron design inspiration. Colorful abstract art by Paula Wiggins | Art Design Consultants

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It’s in the Bag

All women have their favorite purse or clutch. It’s our ‘go to’ bag for a fun evening out. Let the style and color combination of your most beloved accessories help you create your space. Here we have a modern style hand bag with a modern twist. Its color layering and asymmetrical design is represented in this fabulously colorful Bonita Williams Goldberg painting.

Primary color handbag inspiration. Art by Bonita Williams Goldberg | Art Design Consultants

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Ch-arm Chair

Think it’d be ridiculous to design an entire space around one piece of furniture you just can’t seem to get enough of? Well, I hate to say it out right, but you’d be wrong. If anything it’s the smart thing to do! Designing without a focus can lead to a space that doesn’t feel complete or uniform. To balance the bold colors in the chair choose the color that is least represented in the chair and use this as your wall color. By putting that teal/blue on the wall this brings forward all other colors in the chair, which are beautifully accented in Suzanne Fisher's painting rather than lost.

Armchair design inspiration with paisley print. Art by Suzanne Fisher | Art Design Consultants

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Mouth-watering Magic

Food is beautiful. And although we cannot all claim to have the talent of a chef in the kitchen we can still use it as inspiration. Our favorite foods encompass so many stunning colors. Strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and lavender sherbet (mm, frozen yogurt anyone?) are all represented in this contemporary piece by Karen Rolfes.

Lavender sherbert inspiration with artwork by Karen Rolfes | Art Design Consultants

 

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Your Toes Know

This season, I have seen women wearing the most gorgeous, bright, & fun shoes. We may not always think we know what we want, and what our personal tastes and style are—but I tell you this; our toes know. Let your favorite shoes help you pair the right colors together! This dark room is enlivened with bright strings of color from Sabina Pauta Pieslak's piece!

Shoe design inspiration with artwork by Sabina Pauta Pieslak | Art Design Consultants

 

Click image to see more of Sabina Pauta Pieslak's work!

 

Love the Results

If you begin by choosing the things you are certain of—the things you know you love—and design from there, you are undoubtedly headed for success. Just as the things you love help define you, your space should reflect you and your one-of-a-kind personality!

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Meet Litsa

Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.

 

 

 

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