Friday, September 24, 2010

Interior design inspiration

People often ask me what inspires me when designing interiors. 
L to R: Lisa w/ Hamptontoes, Elizabeth w/ Pretty Pink Tulips, Ashley w/ Asha, Sue w/ the Zhush & Carolyn w/ The Buzz

A homeowner's wardrobe can be a strong indicator as to the type of style championed. Is the home inhabited by one who dresses elegantly and timeless, is it one who loves a modern day take on classics, perhaps the individual loves some splashes of glamour and fun in their ensembles, do they dress in neutral with bold accessories or maybe the homeowner dresses with a bohemian sense of style? 

Last night I had some fun "stepping out" for a couple of hours to join some lovely blogging buddies for a fashion show. We attended the Carlisle & Per Se Fashion Show in Greenwich sponsored by Connecticut Cottages and Gardens http://www.ctcandg.com/. Carolyn of  http://thebuzz.dianejameshome.com/ modeled fashions with her lovely sister and mother...they were fabulous! 

The evening reminded me that fashion (just one of my many influences) and interior design are closely related. What inspires you when pulling together an interior space? 

12 comments:

The Buzz said...

Reading what inspires other designers like you always gets my creative juices going... It was such fun to see you last night!

Kathysue said...

Lisa, I am like you it can come from anywhere. I think it is because we creative types are always creating in our minds, I know my brain hardly ever turns off the creative button. I must say what four gorgeous ladies!!! How fun to have met them all, lucky ladies,Happy weekend, KATHYSUE

La Dolfina said...

Wonderful post, thanks for sharing what inspires you...
It's so wonderful how you've all become so close because of blogging. You make me want to live on the East Coast!
Have the best weekend!
xo

Style Attic said...

What a true line up of beauties! Absolutely gorgeous!!

As for inspiration, it usually color or a fabric that begins the process for me. A very cool object of piece of art can be very inspiring as well :)

Looks like you already had a great start to the weekend XOXO, Kelly

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I would have loved sliding up into the group for a follow along in the fun. I know it was a blast!

Debby said...

Beautiful ladies!! Glad you had fun... sounds like a lovely time! If I were closer I totally would have invited myself.. lol!! xo

The Zhush said...

Inspiration really can come from anywhere, which is always half the fun! I get inspired when I'm amongst this group of fun and fabulous ladies! So great seeing your pretty face the other night!

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, what a fun surprise to see this!! That was such a fun evening! I'm inspired by the people, places and things that I encounter each and every day. The beauty is there...you just have to notice it.
xoxo

Acanthus and Acorn said...

You all look amazing and what a fun event! I am inspired by just about everything, but in the cooler months, much more so by fashion!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

You all look beautiful! So glad you had a fun night out. I hope I get to meet everyone next time I'm in NYC! Have a great week.

Kate from Party Resources said...

What fun! You all look fab! xx, Kate

pve design said...

I wished I could have been there but then again standing next to all your beauty queens- Hmmm, stiff competition!
Inspiration comes from so many things, people, places, smells, tastes and life in general!
pve