What Inspires Me... (Blog it Forward)

Have you been keeping up with the Blog it Forward mashup? I hope you have been enjoying it as much as I have! I am so happy to be participating today! Victoria over at sfgirlbybay did such a fantastic job not only organizing everyone so well but also, in choosing our post topic!

I am inspired by so many things on a daily basis, I was afraid I wouldn't know where to start. So instead, I decided to share with you a few of my passions...

Interior Design Magazines
. Nothing gets my heart racing like a beautifully designed room printed on the glossy pages of a magazine.

Via House Beautiful
My favorite magazines like Canadian House & Home, House Beautiful, Elle Decor and of course, Martha Stewart.

Stylists and photographers. They set the tone and mood of the pages of our favorite magazines. Selina Lake is one stylist that continually inspires. Her book Bazaar Style was my bible for about a year. I carried it everywhere, just pouring over the beautiful photos. It still has its home on my coffee table two years later.
The photography by the amazingly talented Debi Treloar perfectly expressed Selina's style. I find myself going back to Debi's site over and over again, just drawn to her beautiful images.See that moody photo at the top of the post? It is my favorite photo of hers. These below are faves too.

Fashion. Kate Spade has made fashion charming with a bit of humor and I like it. However, I could never pass up the glamour of a gorgeous gown from Michael Kors (below).

Via style.com

Old Hollywood. Old movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany's (below), The Philadelphia Story, How to Marry a Millionaire and Sabrina, just to name a few, were all early sources of inspiration for me.

I've watched each of them (and countless others) trying to study and capture that timeless elegance of Audrey, Marilyn (at home, below), Lauren and Katherine all captured so beautifully.

Long Island. How could I not be inspired by this beautiful place that I call home?

Thanks for visiting with me here today! It's been so fun sharing my inspirations with you.

Thank you to Deldino for her introduction. Now, it's my turn to introduce you to the next blogger...Design Crush, who will be posting her inspiration tomorrow!


Marisa Midori said...

I am in love with the colours and shapes in that flower arrangement with the orchids. So vibrant! Great blog-it-forward list :)

M and E said...

Such a great list! Thanks for sharing!

sfgirlbybay said...

great inspiration! and breakfast at tiffany's is my all-time favorite film, too!

Karen D said...

The person who was supposed to link to me did not, I guess I will post mine after the fact.. I emailed Victoria to ask what to do but she did not email me back yet but I see you already went so when I do mine(I was supposed to be yesterday) I will link to you.. again I never got a link from the 2/19 person...

Karen D said...

PS love the flowers

Arcadia said...

your whole blog is sweet, that flower arrangement is gorgeous, thanks for sharing today!

LD said...

Hi Karen,

I will gladly link back to your Blog it Forward post! I wasn't quite sure what to do myself except to move forward!

I had such fun writing this post, I'm sure you'll have a great time too :) Looking forward to reading it.