Creative dry spells: they happen to the best of us. And lately I'm feeling parched indeed. I'll be returning to my usual twice daily blogging regime next week, and I'm dreading it the way an athlete dreads spring training after a long winter of couch surfing. So in hopes of jump starting my own imagination, I've turned to the spaces of the creative folks whose work and careers I admire.
The two above images are from the house of Tine Kjeldsen, founder of the Danish lifestyle brand Tine K. Home. There's nothing like a bright white blank slate to get the juices flowing! I love that row of low built-in bookshelves along the back wall: the perfect canvas for experimenting with styled vignettes.
The dining room of journalist Amy Larocca. The eclectic blend of pieces, from sleek to antique and from industrial to down-home, speaks to the organic nature of the creative process. No matter how hard you try to force it--and believe me, I try!--things come together in their own natural way.
A nook in the Houston home of graphic designer Ashley Putnam. It's so important to have a little corner of the world to escape to and let your mind wander, and this chair looks like just the spot! Plus he's a serious contender as a late entry to Chairs of the World, no?
If you've ever been to Ochre in New York's SoHo, you know why Harriet Maxwell-McDonald is a major inspiration! Here's her office in her Hamptons beach house. Her deft hand and penchant for natural materials--not to mention her impeccable eye for color--have made her a heroine of mine! See more of the beach house here, and also check out her city apartment.
The kitchen of one of my all time favorite photographers, Amy Neunsinger. I could work some serious culinary magic in this space. Those counters are just begging for my special ability to cover them in baking debris! Not surprisingly, Amy also uses her house as a studio for photo shoots. With light like that, how could you not?
Of course I couldn't forget stylist Sibella Court! Photos of her loft abound in blog land--and here's an image from her retail store in Sydney. I adore Sibella's slightly madcap approach to props and furnishings. She mixes items you'd never think to put together, and yet somehow it all makes sense.
Finally, the bathroom of artist Claire Basler. Her flower paintings have stolen my heart; were she ever to turn them into wallpapers, I'd plaster my walls with them for sure! In the meantime, perhaps a good long soak in a hot tub will give me the boost I need :)
Tell me: what do you do when faced with a creative block?
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Image Credits: 1, 2, 8. Elle Decoration UK March 2010 3. Domino March 2009 4. Lonny May/June 2010 5, 6. House Beautiful 7. The Design Files Sponsored Links: Enjoy the real success with latest NS0-153 dumps, 000-200 study guides and 000-153 practice test.