to love certain brands, but do not be a mirror
have a cohesive theme. Save what inspires you
image of the brand. Sure it’s easy to pick out a
on websites like Pinterest, Tumblr or DecorPad
whole bedroom set in your favorite showroom,
(there are so many others out there). When
but you’re more creative than that, right?
you’re ready, make a design or a mood board
3. Be Unendingly Inspired Inspiration is truly everywhere. Observe the world around you.
Live in the moment, and
you’ll see, from the gorgeous shapes and vi-
at Mydeco, Olioboard or Polyvore. Of course, a real one made of a poster board with cutouts from magazines and catalogs is fun, too.
5. Be Genuine, Be Authentic, Be You
brant colors of produce at an Austin farmer’s
Be your own tastemaker. Who said you’re not?
market to the quirky dangling objects at Spider
Influential or not, we are our own tastemaker
House, from the quilt your Grandma lovingly
and maybe even a tastemaker to our family
made for you to the frothing of your favorite
(whether they have a choice or not), friends,
cup of joe. After inspiration comes creativity
and co-workers. Ideas come from other ideas.
It’s true! You can put your own twist on them -
4. Get Organized
your own mark - and it’s yours. Stay true to who you are and not what others dictate. After all,
Your ideas, inspiration, and influences shouldn’t
your choices are fabulous! Ok, maybe not that
be a messy and puzzling collage or a hodge-
purple and neon yellow sofa.
podge of seemingly unrelated things. Just like anything else, if they are organized you can
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