Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Inspired By: it's a small world

I have been trying to pay more attention to the world around me and glean inspiration from more places than just blogs... I am definitely guilty of running through life and not stopping to really pay attention to the beauty around me.... however, on our recent trip to Disney World, I found a lot of inspiration in "it's a small world!"

Before we went I posted this photo from our trip when I was 2 and I absolutely loved the colors... and they were even more gorgeous in person!

As we floated through this part of the ride, I was dazzled by the beautiful design. The white, teal, purple and hints of silver and gold were so stunning!

I wanted to challenge myself to design a room based on the end part of "it's a small world" where the colors are more streamlined. I could have done earlier parts of the ride, but it would have been a color explosion!

I found some beautiful items online that I think really fit the aesthetic. They are all WAY out of my budget but it was fun to create a dream room!

1. Purple ferris wheel metallic fine art photo 8x12
2. X-Clock with Large Black Face
3. Mid Century Aqua and Gold Lamp
4. Eva sofa
5. Love One Another pillow
6. Handmade Zen Grey New Zealand Wool Rug
7. Stray Dog Designs Antique Mirror Side Table with 3 Shelves

8. World Map Triptych
9. Plum Mini Celebration - Original 5x7 Painting
10. Simple Stripe Evelyn Ottoman Peacock and Grey
11. Jonathan Adler Capri - One Light Table Lamp
12. Donna 8x10 print
13. Large Birdie Pillow by Ferm Living
14. Garbo Coffee Table
15. Uttermost Fontaine Armchair

This little project was really fun and challenging. I would definitely like to do more, like the "living in" series on DesignSponge... I just want to think of unique ideas!

Where's the most surprising place you found inspiration? I'd love to hear!

Also - last night I updated my blog design! If you are reading in a feed reader, click here to visit the site and see the new design and please let me know what you think about the pink! :)


  1. That couch, #4, just made me drool and almost ruin my coffee! When I was 18 I worked for a maid service and cleaned a ton of houses. There was such a variety. The best were the ones that were decorated in the late 60's early 70's and no one bothered to re do!

  2. This post makes me look at that picture (small world) a totally different way. I didn't initially see the hints of gold/silver. I'm such a blue fan, that's all I saw! :)
    Love the items you chose!
    my favs 3 and 4, because of the color!
    great job!

  3. I am loving this! The couch is similar to one we just bought, and I definitely needed some decor inspiration.

    Thanks for posting this!

  4. Love love LOVE it! What a great idea and an even better execution. Sooooo inspirational!

  5. That would be such a great room! The map and the sofa are my absolute favorites.


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