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I am always interested in what motivates someone’s design choices.  I have some old standbys that I use to inspire: Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Coastal Living.  I also browse Pinterest, Instagram and HOUZZ frequently for ideas.  But, it is the unexpected things that inspire a design choice that are my favorite.

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I love the use of color in this painting.  It inspired me to use an orange and blue combination in a new office space.

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Fabric choices.

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I hung the painting in the office (in front of couch) to pull it altogether.

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On a trip to Europe, I was attracted to all things PURPLE.

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So when I redecorated my daughter’s bedroom, she was the lucky winner of my latest obsession.

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IMG_6754This gray palate was the inspiration for a bathroom renovation.

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Soft gray walls, white trim.

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White tiles, white towels.

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My progress from all gray (a little too blah) to adding a pop of color with the framed poster.  I didn’t end up using any of the tile, but love the gray bathroom!

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Flipping through HOUZZ for a completely different reason, I saw this photo for a small kitchen bar and had to have it.

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We had a 10′ by 24″ wasted space in our kitchen and I tucked this right in, next to an existing pantry.

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I liked the patterned glass and modern pulls in the HOUZZ photo so much, I tried to recreate it here.

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Voila!

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This little lady inspired the bold accent color in our master bedroom.

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This Dash & Albert rug and Stroheim fabric combination motivated me to use bold color in a beach powder room.

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I am sure you have had just about enough, but I have one more….

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Another HOUZZ photo – fell in love with this wallpaper.

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So put it in my powder room!

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I would LOVE to hear what inspires your design choices.  Please tell me in the comment section.  I would also like to thank all of my readers for your amazing support and feedback ~ The Wry Home is three years old this week!  Could not do it without you, thank you all so much. xo Liz

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