Monday, October 27, 2008

things that inspire me....










so i think in the tough times that we are facing and might continue to face in the future, a source of encouragement is much needed. as an interior designer, i think it is our job to be creative with how to address the future in design. high end/ luxury items that are offered in this business are a lot harder to swallow when the economy is like it is today. that is why i think we, as designers, have to be proactive to show how inspiration and good design can come in many forms.
by my nightstand, i have cottage living's sept issue. i am in love the the article on a 70's ranch redo by david and tyler colgan. instead of building their dream home from scratch, they recycled a rancher....not by bulldozing it but keeping the structure and adding a face lift. they did the labor themselves and recycled the materials from tear downs in their neighborhood (so green). the transformation totally speaks for itself. while you might long for a new home, why not think about how you can take what you already have and make it special?? or if you are house hunting, why not give those "not so beautiful" homes a second look and think outside the box on how it could be reborn? i know that the colgan's house has really inspired me....

25 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

Well said. I love this redo too. Cottage Living is the best.

beachbungalow8 said...

I hear that! something like this creates character in a home.

paula said...

this home was a complete inspiration to me also. loved it.

Down Comforter said...

quit inspirational stuff
love it all

SimplyGrove said...

I love this home!!! Great post and very well said:)
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megan said...

I adore that cottage! It is one of my favorites, and the redo is wonderful!

Louisa said...

I love it, too! Almost couldn't believe it when I first saw it in Cottage Living!

Great post- especially in these uncertain times.

melanie, aka Mo said...

Hey I am new to your blog. You know how that tangled web sends us places we never knew existed?! I was so inspired, alas, have to go to work, so had to put it aside this am. I, too, wear spit up daily! (15 month old and 2 month old) I'll be back ! Enjoyed! Melanie

The Steel Magnolia House said...

OMG, I am in LOOOVVVEE with this spread as well. I drooled over it a million times over. Well said - yes, the economy is tight, but that doesn't mean we can't beautify our surroudings on a budge. Love your blog!

simply seleta said...

This was a fav redo for me too. It's so charming, warm and unassuming.

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Toronto Limos said...

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Sprinklers said...

Inspired Me!

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Summer Shopping said...

Hmmmm.....for some reason Not so good for the little ones....but VERY good for the adults!

Strapless Bras said...

The post give a look classic in modern back ground. But even then every thing seems fit in well.

jean-noel said...

Tyler is a friend of my wife. She constantly talks about this house! Many of the materials were salvaged. The house is functional yet very charming.