I’m a firm believer in being inspired by the everyday. I think if you look hard enough, you can pretty much use anything in your everyday life (even the seemingly mundane) to inspire an interior design scheme.These moments are what I call Everday Inspo – and you should use them to inspire room designs in your home!
Poor purple, as I've said before on the blog, tends to divide people; you either love it or loathe it. Personally, I'm all for it - and if this post doesn't twist your arm into adoring it, I don't know what will. Let's check out 10 of the best purple homewares finds!
I dare you to open your latest homewares mag and find a spread - or even a page - that's laden with purple. I've tried this and I can assure you it's no easy task. It seems this misunderstood hue is often left behind when it comes to interior styling - and having spent time last week looking at colour psychology, the omission of purple decor from the mags has been playing on my mind. Today I'm paying homage to this hue and giving you a little inspiration to use it in your own home (and figuring out why it has been so neglected).
[caption id="attachment_3768" align="alignnone" width="640"] Clockwise from left: Geo Hearts, Mirror Aztec Pines, Starry and Origami Elephant[/caption]It seems like just yesterday I interviewed Melissa Leung from Miss Paperie - my first interview for The Life Creative. It was, in fact, six months ago, and boy has she been a busy gal between then and now! The creative mastermind has gone from producing geometric stationery to launching a full-blown, breathtaking range of cushions and phone covers. They're all stamped with her signature style, of course, and I for one am going a bit gaga over them. Alert the authorities: I am about to swoon!
I'm not quite sure what the colours purple and yellow would be called if they were a Hollywood power couple (Yurple?), but I do know this: they are, undoubtedly, a tonal match made in heaven. And it's not even my love of bold colours speaking, Creatives, it's a fact!
Plants are that demanding sometimes that I just lose interest in trying to keep them going all the time. Short of having a courtyard that resembles a cement museum, I had to find some low maintenance garden greenery to give my garden a low-budget pop. Half-an-hour in Flower Power was all it took to get these hardy babies a new home (and they're still alive!). Total spend on plants and soil was around $60.