Who doesn't love Pinterest, I ask you? It is clean, easy and so rewarding. Its a great thing to collect little pieces of inspiration and joy. One of the best elements is that it is low key. I find it a relaxing experience to wander through the world and easily pick out little gems. It is so easy, that often our instinct, our gut feeling, about an image is all the motivation we need to snap it up. I realized just how fascinating that is as I was working on a project the other day. I was desperately seeking guidance for what to put in our empty frames and how to hang them. Then I thought to myself, "Who could answer this question best? Me! On Pinterest!". I was convinced that somewhere in my browsing I had picked up some exemplar gallery walls. Not so! I searched through all my boards and none was to be found. In fact, very little wall art in any of the spaces appeared. I realized that my conception of my style doesn't fully match up with what I actually return to time and time again, as proven by my own Pinterest!
This is a phenomenon that I think will become more apparent as sites like Pinterest provide insightful data into ourselves. Where else can we sit back and look at what we feverishly love all at once?
So I have decided to tackle 1 board and really look at what it is I like, not just what I assume I do. Here we go: Living Rooms
1. Major furniture pieces that act as a neutral backdrop for color but have a classic shape.
2. Delicate accent furniture (who knew?).
3. A statement rug.
4. Walls adorned with architectural detail and draperies rather than bold art.
5. Floor to ceiling windows, and lots of natural light (which I did know, but not how absolute I was, they are shown in every image!).
6. Layers and textures through pillows and throws.
In order to test my theory, I made a concept board including all of these elements. I started with the white furniture I already have and played from there. I ignored price and just went for fantasy. What do you think?
I think it isn't perfect but I love it anyways. And I learned a lot about my style, ie: I should listen to my instincts more often :)