Thursday, February 25, 2010

So…Do you all…

Ever save images…and title them something like

Living room inspiration…with no other credits?

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Is it just me?

SO…as I wait for my nailheads and wax to come…to finish two other projects...

I peruse a bunch of LR inspiration pics

and I’m not sure what I loved

something in each of them, undoubtedly.

I recently found some Benjamin Moore Aura paint in Marscapone

yum...i am sooo distarcted by the name of paint...you?

that I plan to paint our LR and maybe foyer with...

just splotched it on...like?

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Maybe that is why I saved this image...

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Aha… no. This one is for the shelves…painted white. I plan on that.

watch me experiment…more splotching...

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This one above is for the art…I am sure...We have an abundance of mismatched art

that I love in all of it's mismatched glory….that I want up. This one has been leaning behind the couch

tsk tsk

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I think this one above was for the big art. maybe.

I’m getting confrused, scooby.

Do you all do this?

Do you all have any suggestions?

Do you all know whose images these are?…cause I would love to note them. Really.

38 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

Haven't a clue about whose photos those are. But as usual you get me to thinking. I have a ton of mismatched art. I'm thinking that I like less on the walls right now. I alternate between streamlining things and then cluttering it up. Funny white must be making a comeback. I painted my room a warm cream color and so far have nothing on the walls and am really enjoying the whole Amish type feel in there.
I mentioned you on my blog so maybe you'll see some new folks visiting.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I bet you saved that picture for the parrot on the lady's shoulder!

La Petite Gallery said...

Great looking rooms. Maybe a young JFK

nice art

Sheri said...

I used to do that with images all of the time, now i use Evernote (Free!) and "clip" the image, it saves the image and the source! So much easier. Here's my public Evernote if you'd like to see it, maybe you'll like it? http://www.evernote.com/pub/theshadesofpink/inspiration

Mango Gal said...

Beautiful images! I love the white!

sealaura said...

HOla amiga!! Love all these images, but I am afraid I am not help with the credits. I do love all the different art displays. I just bough t a new piece that I will post soon but I am struggling with shifting my furniture around!!

LindsB said...

I could be totally wrong but I think the first image is from Elle Decor, and its the home of the Theory founder. Its one of my favorites!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I do this with your pics. Like this
pothead Linda.

I love you, have a great day, I'm gonna have to get a zebra rug one day.

laura @ so alaurable said...

I was going to suggest what Sheri already said - Evernote! I clip everything, and it links right back to the source.

serena at the urban farmhouse said...

I'm not the only one who does that - phew! I'm dying to know more about that first room!!!

Serena

C said...

i do that too! i try to keep the source but sometimes there isnt one. i collect pictures because one day i plan on making a lil scrapbook of soothing, comforting pictures to browse through for my own enjoyment. THAT CANT BE WRONG!!!

glad to know i am not the only one..

and i WILL check out evernote.com

thanks!

c

Hibiscus Moon said...

I have no idea whose images they are but they are all impressive rooms. I do cut outs from magazines for inspiration. I like ot spread them all out on the floor before me. :)

SarahWhite said...

Oooooohhhh...you have the best art! Love the new piece...where did that one come from? Please, already...just send me the baby painting. :)

In case you didn't know...Amber is heading to Haiti next week for about 45 days. Let me know if you want more info.

:) lurve, Sal :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I do this all the time....although since I started blogging, I am trying to do better. I will have to check out the suggestion from one of your readers, because for me right now....post it notes on everything!

Renae said...

Funny, I do the same thing. I HAVE started trying to remember to memo myself under the pix description when I save it. Are we all tired of colored walls? I have been thinking A LOT about creamier, whiter walls.
I like how you just paint it on the wall, I do that too and have my clients do the same!
xx

Farmgirl Paints said...

I dog-ear pages in magazines and then try to figure out what was so special about that page. So yeah I get you:) Cool images...no wonder you saved them.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Me too, have to look into evernote! Color names, oh, you got me there..., the name has to be right, or I don't buy the color. Silly, silly me. And with right I mean "sea related" like ocean mist or sea foam.

Jane said...

It is strange that you mentioned this today... Last night, I pulled out a folder of saved ideas and, like you, I did not save the credits, magazine names, dates...ANYTHING, but the photos. (This was before blogging, so maybe that can be my excuse.)

Although I have no idea re: the sources of your photos, you have some truly great inspirations in them. I especially love the mismatched are (I would like that!) and it has inspired me to rethink a wall in my family room. Time to get out the paints, again!
Have a fab weekend!
Jane (artfully graced)

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Mascarpone is apparently always delicious :)

Splendid Willow said...

Linda, the first image is wonderland! Love everything in it!

I know that image 4 (with the shelves) is a Swedish home via Skona Hem. It is all that white!

Happy weekend! And I am looking forward to seeing your new walls. I need someone to push me to the paint store!

xx Mon

Sharon said...

Well, I have to admit something, now that you mention it...I'm so guilty of doing this 3/4 of the time!

Deborah said...

HA! You are so cute! I do save images in a house idea folder, and I rip pages out of magazines and put them in scrapbook type binders called Drool Books. Thank you for the BD wishes!!! It's off to a great start. Have fun with Milo! He is so photogenic and has overcome his fear of large dogs biting him into tiny little pieces...unless the Dane does something. **kisskiss** Deb

becky at abbeystyle said...

Exactly the right thing to do, Linda!...your magazine pics are so you and what you're up to...I can see the changes coming on...still working on the big butt chair?

preppyplayer said...

That's why I always read the comments too!
I just learned about Evernote from your readers and plan on checking it out.
I love the site Houzz because you can have a file to refer to as well.

Marija said...

All of the time! Especially my pre-blogging days images. I am definitely considering "Evernote" because I've heard it mentioned on a few different blogs. Might be worth exploring! Have a great weekend! Marija

Nikki said...

This post made me laugh because I always show my Husband photos for inspiration and he'll say "I do not like that room". And I'll say "no I'm talking about the color of that end table.

Now I have files on wishpot.com labeled 'windows', 'kitchens', etc. There's an area for notes, or you can title it...and then find the link again. It even gives you a little button to add to your toolbar. No I'm not getting paid for this.

Tasha said...

I save my pictures titled with what I liked about the room, so I don't have that problem. I don't have a blog, and I'll never be able to afford a designer, so I don't bother with crediting the pictures.

The one with the mismatched art and table with two chairs I've seen before . . . or rather, seen a later, more done up version of the same room, at least three times on different blogs. Can't remember who it belongs to, though. Someone in New York who works for a magazine. The cream colored frame near the top left corner is a drawing done by his kid.

Renee Finberg said...

i used to do that too (forget a pic's source).
but lately i stamp the name on them in paint.
i think those rooms are great.
...some have a fear of 'color'.
i have a fear of white.
go figure.
xxx

Maria Killam said...

I do the same thing. . . those are beautiful, I can see why you saved them!

Karena said...

Oh yes, all the time. Usually inspiration for my works of art, however I am forever redecorating also! I really need an assistant and my most wonderful daughter in law is getting tired of me asking HELPPPPP!!!

Karena

ain't for city gals said...

lol...I dod this all the time...cut pages out and a year later wonder what in the heck did I like about this???? Shows you how fast our taste can change...

Love Where You Live said...

I know whatever you do and decide will be fab, fab, fab! Have fun, -s

AB HOME Interiors said...

These are inspiring. These are all great. Thanks for this post

Brenda said...

I loved looking at your photos..I tear pictures out of magazines all the time of rooms I'd like to copy...I have so many how do I begin..your paint color is perfect for the look you going after. Good luck - I'm going to follow you now so I can be sure to catch your next photo post..

Pretty Lovely said...

The first interior is utterly fabulous. Great post!

xx,
Samantha

Black Zebra said...

I'm just like you Linda!( if not worse!) Now that I've learn't about Evernote through your blog I'm going to start doing the right thing!

Black Zebra said...

I'm just like you Linda!( if not worse!) Now that I've learn't about Evernote through your blog I'm going to start doing the right thing!

Millie said...

What ever you decide will be gerat Linda, as you've just got it girl! But please so the BIG art thing, I so love that look, but our dodgy, sloped, weird ceilings mean they cut my walls off & they aren't big enough. I'll just have to live voraciously through you!
Millie ^_^

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