Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Inspiration from Inspiration

This weekend I finally decided to get some work done around my house. One project I've been wanting to get done ever since we moved in, was to build a little inspiration wall at my desk. As much as I hate to admit it, my built in desk has been a storage area up until now. So this weekend I got motivated, cleaned it all off, installed cork tiles and finally hung up all of my favorite magazine pages, fabric swatches and photographs. 

So happy to be able to sit there, get some work done and have beautiful things to stare at while I do it! Here is my desk now:




So happy with the way it turned out! If I had really taken the time it would've been nice to cover the cork in a pretty fabric before tacking things in, but really... my intention is to cover every square inch of it anyways.


And here are some other beautiful inspiration boards around the interwebs:

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32 comments:

  1. I love it! I have been wanting to do this above the desk in my kitchen forever! It will make you happy everytime you look at your inspirational images.

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  2. Very organized and inspiring! I have always loved inspiration boards. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I absolutely love this post! Inspiration boards are phenominal. An ode to the days before my laptop was bogged down with folders of images, meaningless names, stored favorites. I think this is such a great reminder to get back to them. I haven't had one since I moved. Aren't they the best when your working? When you need a moment to drift off for a minute... there is something so encouraging about taking a moment to absorb some beautiful things. Love this...

    xo Jessica Rae
    {lovely ugly design}
    http://lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com/
    http://jessicaraesommer.blogspot.com

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  4. I adore that life size one...maybe I will do that in my office! It will save on one wall of paper :)

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  5. I have been thinking of making an inspiration board - just for when I feel a creative block! I think its a great idea.

    In Pursuit of Style

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  6. I am in love with your desk! So pretty!!

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  7. Oh wow! I think it looks beautiful. Fabulous job, sweetie :)

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  8. I love looking at different inspiration boards! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love this- your desk is adorable. Lauren has a great inspiration board in her room, too!
    Xx

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  10. love yours! great work! fresh flowers are always inspiring and a great touch. xo

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  11. Love what you did with the desk space! I've been meaning to get around to creating an inspiration space and this post might finally give me the kick I need to do so. Also love the sleeping puppy picture, so adorable!
    ~ Julie

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  12. Yours turned out perfect. I love a cozy, beautiful inspiration nook.

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  13. That is the COOLEST inspiration board ever! In fact, I think I'll use your inspiration board for my inspiration =) xo

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  14. Love all the inspiration boards...yours looks great!!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.blogspot.com

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  15. I love that you did this AND that I saw this post! This is so needed for me today! I have a pile of pics, tear sheets, postcards, and things that inspire me and have a blank wall with a single print above my desk. It is pretty.... boring.
    I am going to take care of this this afternoon! Perfect day for a project!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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  16. PS- It looks gorgeous- you did a great job and I hope you are loving a cozy day working with your pretty new space and a cup of tea! x

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  17. looks great! I am currently planning to do the same thing in a little jewelry cabinet! I'll have to post some pictures! xo

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  18. I just did mine too!

    I keep covering it with more and more stuff. I love when inspiration is layered on.

    Now I need to tackle my real office. What a disaster!

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  19. Love your desk area...looks like a place to get inspired!

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  20. Ohh it's looking quite spiffy over there :)

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  21. wait... why am not an inspiration on your inspiration board?? do i not inspire you!?!??!
    i kiiddd, looks great al!! cant wait to see :)

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  22. Hi Alex! I'm so glad you "found" me because it helped me to find you!! Aren't inspiration boards great! I really need to find a space for an inspiration board in this itty bitty apartment of mine and get the creative juices flowing. Love the inspiration photos. :)

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  23. Fabulous! Love inspiration boards!

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  24. Oh Alex, so much pretty! I ADORE your inpsiration board- would absolutely love to do this in my own house- fabulous fabulous ps, LOVED the peak at your house!! xo

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  25. I love this! I'd be insprired too if I got sit there!

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  26. i love inspiration boards! how fun, i have something similar in my dressing room. xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

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  27. I love inspiration boards! Now to buckle down and make one of my own...

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  28. Your inspiration board looks great!! I'm sure it feels so good to have finished it :)

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  29. Your inspiration board has inspired me :) I may need to copy this work space in our office. Adding it to the ever growing list of projects...

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  30. Your desk area looks soooooo good! Congrats on the MBG house feature today, too!

    I'm having trouble getting motivated to finish some projects, one being an inspiration board, and this was definitely the boost I needed. LOVE Amber's big ass board!

    turn up the rad

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  31. I love seeing other people's inspiration boards....it's always inspiring to see them and get ideas for ones own. I am now following your blog after seeing your house in Made by Girl! So so cute!
    If you get a chance please check my new blog as I just started.

    xoxo

    www.villa-bisono.com

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