When I want to get away...I take a bubble bath, put on something pretty and comfortable and with a glass of wine I go online to my favorite blogs that show me pretty places and interesting people. My first favorite blog was http://parisapartment.wordpress.com/
How I love that blog! I love the interiors, the flowers, the pretty things she shows. I love french style and after looking at the pretty rooms, I get inspired to move things around, repaint...redo. I rearranged my bedroom with the frenchiest things I had after spending an afternoon catching up on all that I missed when I discovered Claudia and her beautiful blog.
Another blog I found through the Paris Apartment is http://a-la-parisienne.blogspot.com/
What beautiful things can be found in that blog...the colors shown are so beautiful. The photos make me happy to see that there is such beauty in the world. I like how the blogs will also show you a piece...like a pretty chandelier or a delightful little tchotchke to inspire. I look around and think about the things I have found at estate sales like my wall candelabra. I painted it silver to go with the things in my bedroom and I just love it although I would be afraid to actually put candles in it and burn my house down.
I also had a cute idea for storing jewelry that is a very popular photo on my flickr site. Of course, if Target would stop getting in such great jewelry at wonderful prices then it would all actually fit! I am also inspired by the colors and inspiration boards on http://cocokelley.blogspot.com/They show a modern slant on design and I just love that vibe as well as the beautiful fashions they show. My bedroom has become the peaceful place I need it to be because of blogs like these!
Of course, there are always projects. I have an big french pine armoire that once held a television and I finally got that thing out of the bedroom. Now I want to restyle the interior for another use so when I open the doors I am excited to see what treasures I have stashed away.
What does Paris have in store for me? What blogs inspire you?