Remember the scene in Under the Tuscan Sun when Frances Mayes moves through her home, “introducing” herself as she scrubs the wrought iron bed that reveals the image of Mother Mary? We’ve been doing the same thing to our town home, which we bought last May. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we moved in. We’ve ripped down wallpaper, repainted almost every surface, and built a patio in the backyard, introducing ourselves to the dilapidated home we fell in love with and are reviving room by room.
Sadly, my office has been one of our more neglected rooms. (Somehow we’ve gotten more done downstairs than up.) So when I saw this image on Pinterest (originally via Irideeën) a few weeks ago, inspiration struck.
I have a couple of things in common with this image, which might be why it struck me so. My walls are gray (Reverie Pewter by Benjamin Moore), and I have a white desk too. This large inspiration board would be a perfect place to pin or washi-tape (don’t you like how I made that a verb?) ongoing card projects rather than my current, all-over-the-office stacking system. Not only would it allow me to properly see collections as they evolve, but it would be pretty too! I’ve already found corkboard at my local Hobby Lobby, but need to price around and make sure it’s the best deal (or find myself a coupon! Thriftiness, my dears). I’m hoping to seek out some pretty fabric that I can cover the corkboard with, and then maybe add some snazzy nailheads around the edges. Can you tell that I’ve thought about this some? Just a tad.
I’ve even found the bird poster in the photo above here.
Originally intended for a child’s room, I think it has charming illustrations and the colors are right up my alley.
How do you incorporate inspiration into your work space? Do you have an inspiration board such as the photo above? Or maybe you like to frame inspirational images and hang them or let them rest on surfaces around the room? Let’s chat about it!