Monday, August 24, 2009

a simple grosgrain ribbon....






can quickly turn into a beautiful source of inspiration....
some people think they are locked to a paint deck when trying to decide on a color palette for their interior, i think inspiration could be sitting right in front of you....

*images courtesy of only a paper moon, laura turner seydel/ domino, house of turquoise, blueprint, my notting hill, albert hadley/house beautiful

16 comments:

Simone said...

Lovely images :)

my favorite and my best said...

gorgeous. i love the one with the blue desk.

Emily said...

The picture with the desk and that amazing light fixture is to die for! I am putting that right in my inspiration folder and I know just what you mean when there is a picture right in front you that you just want to stare at. Thanks for helping me out today!

erika @ urban grace said...

what a gorgeous group of images!!!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

i love grosgrain ribbon. Makes almost everything look better!

Michelle said...

Spectacular finds! You really brought it all together.

Trouvais said...

You don't have to think too hard with ribbon....you're not investing in a new sofa or a room full of drapes. So the colors you gravitate towards are probably a good impulse measure of what colors make you tick... as well as suggestive of great color combinations you might not have thought of. Love how you used ribbons as your "paint palette" for the decor photos.

Mimi said...

Great ideas...I really, really love the room with the blue desk!

Sarah said...

Love love love the ribbon!

Design Esquire said...

I love the two bedrooms. Just gorgeous!

Farfallina said...

Oh, that walk in closet is stunning! Would love to have one of those...

Maria said...

that turquiose room with the desk and the chandelier....gorgeous!!

Yansy said...

I love your blog! I always come to you for inspiration.

Yansy said...

I love your blog! I always come to you for inspiration.

Sallie Ann said...

What great eye-candy. Love all the photos. And I just spent my cupcake budget on satin ribbon at Paper Source. I love the Tiffany-blues, navy, tourqois and pear-green. Lovely....and these pictures now make me want to go back for grosgrain!

Sallie Ann

Eclectic said...

Hey Darby- I am also a designer in Charleston and I have enjoyed reading your blog!

Love, love, love the desk in that third image. Yum.

I can also relate to your lack-of-buyer's remorse at the yard sale...I do it all the time and those misses just haunt me! When will I ever learn...