My wedding weekend was fabulous and beautiful and gone too fast. In addition to being a perfect celebration of a long-time-comin' union, it was full of little glimpses of what was to come and got me thinking that perhaps the universe had heard my requests and was finally ready for me to come out from under the wedding planning rock and do what makes me happy!
Two friends mentioned using my "services" after seeing what I'd done with my own home. It's possible that they were just being nice, but I will choose to think otherwise. One of these fabulous friends was my wedding photographer, Ashley Brokop, who has become one of my all time favorite people and a truely inspiring creative who is enjoying wonderful success doing what she loves to do- she's inspiring and awesome to be around. (Check out her blog http://www.ashleybrokop.com/blog/ ) Ashley was a photographer in the military and her husband is still in the service, so when she said she would love for me to come to her house and help her, I immediately thought red, white, and blue. It sounds cheesy and contrived, I know, but the red, white and blue I pictured was clean and bright and done right. This is probably not what she is looking for, in fact, it is very likely not, but it was nice to be inspired by something other than wedding goop for a change and it got me searching for some patriotic inspiration, if you will. When I first started looking I found a lot of Americana-ish style, for instance:
Images courtesy Domino Magazine
M Design Interiors
via Apartment Therapy
Desire to Inspire
Red, white and blue go together like Stabler and Benson. I dig it and I'm so glad to be back. I have done quite a bit to our little home and I can't wait to reveal it all in the coming weeks.