So there I was, minding my own business, waiting to buy some nail polish, and then this caught my eye from the magazine rack:
“I’ll just take a quick peek…”
A “quick peek” later and I was suddenly re-decorating my living room. I fell in love with this residence in Morocco:
I swooned over the color palette: bright but comforting walls; accents of red, white and brown; natural wood; bold patterns. I immediately saw our living room in this color. I forked over the 5$ for the publication and eagerly went home to peruse my paint chip collection.
I found another photo a had previously pinned to my pintrest board:
I loved the strong colors and bold patterns in these rooms. I thought,”I can channel these ideas into something for my house”. No, our home isn’t this fancy, but I can work with what I have. Even if what I have is thrift store furniture!
This is a little weird, but I found some photos and pieced them together of our living room and the way it has been (more or less) for the last 5 years:
Matt and I LOVE green, but we were ready for something new. I bought a gallon of Valspar’s “catwalk” and painted for 2 days (it took 4 coats of white to cover the previous green and 3 coats of blue to cover the white).
The thrift store chairs I bought 5 years ago started out gold. I recovered them once…
I switched some lamps in the house around; took a small table out; framed an original piece of artwork we purchased from a local artist…and we have OUR interpretation of the lovely Marrakech inspiration home. Thanks Elle Decor for always inspiring me. Sometimes I need a change and I don’t even know it!
Another one of my all-time favorite decorating magazines in Living Etc. out of the UK. Check them out online here.
Do you have a favorite magazine/ website for home inspiration? I would love to know!