Finding inspiration

Gone are the days I could just spend a couple of hours at the weekend holed up with the latest issues of my favourite interiors mags, tearing out shots I love and sticking them in my scrap books to stockpile ideas and inspiration. Luckily Pinterest goes some way to making up for it, but I miss those hours and the joy of cutting and sticking.

Now I have to grab inspiration whenever I see it. The other day I was reading the twins the book Moomins lift-the-flap Hide and Seek for the umpteenth time when it struck me how fantastic the colour combinations on the pages would be for interiors.

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Here are some of the pages that grabbed me, paired with a collage of rooms I found on Pinterest to show how I think they look great in a home setting…

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Apartment Therapy; Primitive and Proper; Mon Petit AppartementFlickr

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avotakka; favim.com; I used to be snow white but I drifted; zainteriora.net

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Redesign Revolution; Rose & Rust; Design SpongeGramercy; We Heart It

Moomin-inspired decorating ideas | Growing Spaces

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  1. February 16, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    I LOVE this post! You are quite simple brilliant. I may actually have gasped. Please come to my house and tell me what to do!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      February 16, 2013 / 10:10 pm

      Oh you’ve made me beam and blush at the same time! I had so much fun with this post. Maybe I need to do a series of children’s fiction inspired interiors…

  2. February 16, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    I flippin’ LOVE this. You really are brilliant. Turquoise and pink is a particular favourite of mine. Might bring some turquoise into my kitchen I think

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      February 17, 2013 / 9:36 pm

      Your kitchen would look great with some turquoise too.

  3. February 17, 2013 / 7:38 am

    Oh this is just utterly gorgeous. I’m in Amsterdam right now where I’m gathering lots of design inspiration, mainly from peeking into the windows of houses. They are just effortlessly beautiful.

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      February 17, 2013 / 9:37 pm

      Love Amsterdam. And I’m glad I’m not the only person who peeks into other people’s houses!

  4. February 17, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Oh, that is fantastic! Was feeling a little glum and this has put a huge grin on my face. Thank you. Now, I shall have to go raid the girls’ bookcase for inspiration…

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      February 17, 2013 / 9:37 pm

      Hurrah! So pleased to have cheered you up.

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      February 17, 2013 / 9:37 pm

      🙂

  5. February 18, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    Love this! Gorgeous to see you take the original inspiration and match it with stuff in real life. Wow!

  6. February 20, 2013 / 10:37 am

    Oh I just loved this post when I read it and it has stuck with me for the past few days and you inspired a post of my own. Thank you very much.

  7. February 28, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    these colour combinations are so good! I wish I hadn’t just finished redecorating my house, I’d love to be brave and use purple and yellow in my bedroom or orange and emerald in my bathroom!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      March 2, 2013 / 6:54 am

      We have green tiles in the bathroom and I reckon I’m going to use orange as an accent now!

  8. March 1, 2013 / 11:42 am

    Oh how wonderful…popped over form Christ friday finds. i am a primary colours kind of girl and I love these inspirationa!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      March 2, 2013 / 6:55 am

      Thanks Becky!

  9. Sonya Cisco
    March 1, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    I love that Moomin book, and the decor ideas you have found are simply stunning! I miss colour, I should use it more at home!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      March 2, 2013 / 6:55 am

      I never used to use colour but became a complete convert since having kids!

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