Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Instagram Inspiration

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."  
~ Ansel Adams 

Like so many of you, I am completely addicted to Instagram.  It renews creativity and restores the inspired eye.  It is still amazing to me how a simple photo of a flowers thrown haphazardly beside a cup of tea on a marble table can be so beautiful.  But it is!  The simplest of things that are arranged just so can go from ordinary to extraordinary with the click of an iPhone.

There are so many talented, creative minds in this world and I adore seeing their idea of beauty.  I have found design resources, new shopping venues, and made friends on this clever little site.

These are some things that have been going on around here...


It helps me to see my own home through fresh and highly analytical eyes.  I think I need a rug in this little space.  Perhaps something in a stripe?

These are my new {old} office chairs that I got for a song.  Not a song sung by me because, um, they have ears and I actually wanted the chairs.  I am going to re-upholster these babies in either apricot or raspberry velvet.  I love a touch of femininity in an otherwise neutral space.

The arrival of spring is apparent with the first sight of tulips.  It's interesting how snapping a photo from above can instantly make your tired coffee table seem more important. :)

This beautiful behemoth is the reason for the new chairs.  I am in LOVE!  I have been dying for more spread out room and, boy, did I get it.  This is the first|last day it looked this clean.  I cannot seem to clear the projects and piles. {which is good, I guess.}

Here is a peek of my sweet, little Ava's room.  Bless her girly, pink-loving heart.  This chevron pattern took forever and a day to get right, but it was so worth it.  I love almost everything about her precious room but feel she needs fresh bedding.  I am torn between clean, white and crisp or just go all in with the pink ruffles.  What do you think?

Have the best day ever!



  1. These pictures are awesome!! You are such a talent!! I so enjoy reading this blog and seeing things thru
    your inspirations!!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! You are the best. :)

  2. Gorgeous as always Lis :) and I'm so with you on the Instagram addiction...

    1. Thanks, Charity. I was off to a slow start, as you know, but now I can't stop!


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