I love seeing inspiring collaborations between different industries and mediums so these photos from the Genlux spread on Katie Rodgers fantastically inspiring blog made me stop in my tracks. I love how effortsly everything melts together.
Back in September, Mindy posted about a trip we took to Paris for meetings, Masion et Objet, and overall inspiration.
I'm a little slow to share. Partly because I can sometimes be a procrastinator and partly because it always takes me a little time after I come home from a trip to let it all sink in.
I'm probably more inspired by travel than anything else. New perspectives, new things for my senses to explore, a reminder of how good life is. Cheese is one of my all time favorite foods, so the fact I could have four hunks of cheese for lunch was beyond exciting. Also, Mindy introduced me to Croque-Madame. I cried. You couldn't walk a block without seeing inspiring examples of logos and signs. I've never really been to an art museum, so visiting the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay were mind blowing. I couldn't believe each masterpiece, stacked to the high ceiling. They were so powerful they seemed to suck the air out of the rooms.
We spent just about every possible moment exploring. A fast/slow pace of seeing as many things as possible, but taking enough time to let it all soak in and appreciate the moment.
For a couple of years I have been stalking this beautiful lucite chandelier in a local antique haunt. I wasn't sure if I could pull it off (and didn't own a home to do so). We already joke around the store about my love of 80's brass cases and Dynasty-esque accents. Yes we even call one diamond shaped case, "Joan".
But after seeing this amazing office redo Nate Berkus did for House Beautiful I had gotten the confirmation I needed and spied my identical chandelier in the shoot. I marched in there today haggled it way down and voila! Soon-to-be first home will be adorned with this same lovely find in just a few short weeks! Score! Dining area or living room?