Thursday, February 18, 2010

A fresh approach...

Spring doesn't come for a long time yet here in Minnesota, but an important step for me to beat the winter blah's, as the weather begins to get a teensy bit warmer, is to develop my palette for the upcoming season. That's just the way it works for me, always has. Then I can begin to move forward. After my thoughts in my post yesterday about always going back to my default color palette for spring, I decided to make some changes. So while watching the Olympics last night (Amazing!!) I poured through dozens of magazines, catalogs, etc. to try to develop a new palette that would pique my interest and would feel fresh and new to incorporate into my spring wardrobe and decorating. A little personal challenge. I came up with the following inspiration pages. They are definitely warmer tones, rather than cooler, which I usually do for spring. Not much in the way of blue or pink. More creamy beige, green, soft brown and coral. They feel more earthy and calm to me. I think I like it!

This process has been fun. I'm hoping it will motivate me to try some new things this spring and push myself a bit. We'll see!

5 comments:

Karin said...

I love it Kari....I just came across my inspiration book that I started long ago. I need to get back to working on it.

Alison Gibbs said...

Kari what wonderful colour combos.
The Winter Olympics has been fabulous to watch.
Alison

bekapirwitz said...

i really enjoyed these sheets! makes me want to do some of my own spring inspiration pages...
have a great day!
:)

Natalie said...

Great collages! Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us xo :)

Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

Gosh, I just love magazine clippings, don't you? Your new palette is lovely and soft, nothing too bright, but those rich muted vintage-y colors. Looking forward to seeing your photos of decorating to come!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault