everyday inspirations: wallflowers
Everyday Inspirations is a series about the things that inspire me every day. Really, this is about the elements in my home that other people have put in place, but that keep me thinking creatively. Sometimes it's a decorating element, or a handmade object, other times it's just seeing the special things that make our home what it is. These things inspire me.
When I was a child sitting in the dining room of our home, I would gaze at the wallpaper and try to find the flowers that appeared less than others. I found the pattern and colors to be soothing. As an adult, I still find the pattern and colors to be soothing, but I also find them to be inspirational. And quite possibly the source of my love for Liberty London patterns!
My mom's dear friend helped put up this paper over 25 years ago. It has held up remarkably well, and maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think it looks dated at all. I wish I knew who designed it, but I don't. It's not Liberty London, but it has that same feeling to it, which of course would make it a classic!
I'm also amazed that, despite the fact that the colors are shades of blue, yellow and pink, that lots of other colors actually look okay next to it. But maybe it's because that's what I'm used to? I don't know, but our red shelves don't offend me against this wallpaper.
Promise you won't think it strange that when I just need to chill out and think and process and be inspired, that I still sit and soak up the colors and patterns in this paper!