Inspiration comes in so many forms for me. I don’t know about you, but when I truly pay attention, which for me means minimize my distractions, and take it what exists around me, inspiration results. Our senses, thrive on being fed. Creativity insists on it. I mentioned a few of my daily design blog favorites in yesterday’s post. Over the last year, I have joyfully stumbled upon bundles of inspiration from certain blogs, some of which are not written in or easily translatable to the English language. The inspiration I receive from visiting these sites is as memorable if not more so and I wonder if it’s because a portion of my attention does not get committed to the written word. One of these blogs is the lovely KELTAINEN TALO RANNALLA or A yellow house by the sea. She regularly writes posts on designers, photo stylists and other creative types that speak soft words of inspiration.
I’m committed to giving my clients unique interiors that are affordable, have staying power, both functionally and aesthetically—interiors that reflect the best of who they are, not who I am. This can be challenging. In my previous career as a CPA/business consultant, it was sometimes easier to meet deadlines, as the work didn’t call for right brained, creative expression. Developing a design concept is an entirely different animal. It might only take me, say 6 hours (billable time) to develop a design concept for a small scope remodel project, but the elapsed time it takes for me to develop that concept can easily take week or longer. For me, ideas come in waves, from a variety of sources, and I’ve found if I just try to look at all things as elements of inspiration, better concepts result. I am increasingly drawn to the work of stylists. The area of photo styling is so intriguing to me. One of my goals for 2009 is to become more camera savvy, and to do some of my own pseudo photo styling in the design studio. I promise to share more about my studio in an upcoming post.
Today I am featuring a handful of visuals from the jaw dropping portfolio of freelance photo stylist Lucyina Moodie. Based in London, she works throughout the UK, as a freelance photo stylist and interior designer with her colleague and partner, Lucy Wrisdale. Her styling, the color palettes, textures, blend of materials and phenomenal photography simply soothe the soul, don’tcha think? Click on am image to see on her site.
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