Friday, August 19, 2011

Travelling to Paris + getting inspiration


As a blogger and stylist of my own home I learned to keep my eyes and ears open for every little detail that comes my way. If you blog for some years it almost comes as a second nature. Inspiration and new ideas for your home or blog can be found on every corner.

Last month I was in Paris, capitol of fashion and all things beautiful. For someone like me a great opportunity to find new ideas for my home. I made lots of pictures and absorbed every little detail. And being on the road with people who share the same passion and, like myself, can see beauty in almost anything a great way to exchange ideas for future projects.

A sneak peek of my new bedroom project inspired by Paris

During my time in Paris, beside having lots of coffee, croissants and cozy lunches  I have seen a large amount of shops. I think shops interiors can be a great inspiration for your home. In Paris I noticed a few things coming back in many of them. I saw skulls. Lots of skulls, both on clothes and in accessories.

Then there were stars and elbow patches... I found a sweet little grey jumper on a market at Place de Marché Saint Honoré .. Imagine even the market had some stylish signs saying 'new collection' It has a star on the back and elbow patches on the sleeves. Very adorable and I brought it home as a present.


Something I also really loved was the use of pictures. Pictures that reinforced the concept of the store. And pictures in B&W with French movie stars and models that gave me that real  I am in Paris feeling I so love. But what made my heart beat faster .... were the moodboards, as in a collage of pictures glued directly on the walls and windows. Or perfectly ordered in little frames.

Now I don't have to tell you, making mood boards as in little collages on my walls are my latest addiction! In my hallway I have filled a wall with graphic prints and family pictures in black and white. I taped them on the wall with aqua blue masking tape to give it a summer feeling....As I am in the middle of a kithen make-over I had to take it off.. but here it is for the last time


Inspired by Paris I will make some new corners to store my clothes. I have different ideas and still having summer holidays I even had the time to actually realize the first one already, pictures coming soon...

Traveling to a city like Paris can have a great impact on you and how you see your home (if you open your heart and mind for everything you see) And don't you just love the fact to see ideas actually come to life!

These weeks are all about realizing ideas and working on the big master plan and this time for real...  you can see some pictures of the progress on my Facebook page here

  

28 comments:

Jan | Poppytalk said...

i am so with you on this!!!

Pella said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures and lots of inspiration! Thanks!

Nathalie-worldly treasury said...

Wij hebben overactieve voelsprieten voor inspiratie ;) Superleuke blogpost weer!

Knoopjes said...

very inspirational post again!
Thank you!
xoxox

BODIE and FOU said...

love love love and i cant wait to go back to Paris next month too

Elina said...

Lovely items!

Jacqueline said...

The beautiful city of Paris just cannot fail to provide us all with glorious inspiration. You seem to have found some wonderful ideas and will turn them into your own inimitable style. I can't wait to see how you interpret these ideas Desiree. XXXX

Ainosofia said...

<3<3<3

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Love you put Merci on your header! It looksgreat! Good luck organizing..... Maryanne xo

Nicole said...

Heerlijk Parijs! Ja dat geloof ik dat je daar genoeg inspiratie opdoet!
Dat masking tape had ik ook al gespot, maar het past gewoon bij jouw huis!
Fijn weekend!
Nicole

Miss M said...

Nou, mij heb je ook ff geïnspireerd met je mooie foto's!

Groetjes, Marjolijn.

Cez said...

i am with you on it!!!! great inspiration for me too!!!!

ANOUK said...

merci merci merci beaucoup :-)

Interior Junkie said...

I saw pics in facebook, and I must say wow!

Hope you will show us pics of your new kitchen soon :)

Lau de Casalil said...

Oh Dear... this trip to Paris really brought you up to the top of the inspiration... i just love what you've done with all these wonder B&W pics... and your moodboards... Bonne suite pour les gros travaux!
Love
Lau

rum för två said...

Beautiful moodboards :) thanks! annie

marla said...

It is essential that I get to Paris. I need and crave this inspiration!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i so agree with you desiree!! totally understand the human sponge effect of travel on people that appreciate aesthetics, and to travel with other like minded people - that sounds so cool.

but paris is just amazing isnt it, each time i've been, i've just felt like i was coming alive again.

so glad you had a perfect trip xx

vivian hoebe said...

wat een prachtige, stoere foto's!
heel inspirerend! again :)

ernø said...

MERCI !

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MANDY said...

Don't you just love going somewhere and coming back totally inspired, especially Paris, lucky you, I'm so overdue for a trip !!!

Jeanette said...

Hoi dees, wat leuk even weer een berichje van je. Gaaf dat je naar Parijs geweest bent en zo te zien vol inspiratie weer terug. Zo leuk om te zien dat we zonder dat we het van elkaar weten toch met het zelfde bezig zijn:-) Voor de winkel ben ik een etalage aan het maken met verschillende stukken kranten van G-star en dat ook met stukken tape tegen de wand geplakt met haken en kleding en 1 pop voor de wand. Ik gebruik van dat isoleertape maar dat plakt voor geen meter maar ik kan nergens gekleurd tape vinden, heb jij een idee????? leuk om weer eens bij je kijken, ziet er altijd tip top uit je blog en teksten:-)

Liefs...

louise and nivaldo de lima said...

Hello, you have a lovely blog!

patience said...

sounds exciting. how lucky that you had the chance to be inspired by paris - my friend tells me the same wonderful things about it.

Jadyn said...

I love your photos of Paris and your moodboards. Inspiring & lovely. I agree that travelling to a beauty-filled city can lead to lots of new inspiration. As always, I love how you work with yours.

Mariale said...

Love your post! Nice blog!

Josefine Laul said...

Where do one get that blue tape to put pictures on the wall with?

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