Take a Look Around

So take a look around you .... some people stop to smell the roses ... others stop to look at the colours in their everyday surroundings - we do the latter!

Below are some of my snap shots from last years holiday in England. The colours of Singapore are next ;)

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

Look at nature when you next want to decorate and pair colours. As Sharlene likes to say 'nature rarely gets it wrong' 

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

Image taken by Dwell South Coast

The floor boards below are from a home built in the 1700's ... beautifully worn

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Image taken by Dwell South Coast

And these tiles are from the home above. Tiles in the 1700's  ... so many people would have crossed this floor to give the tiles a wonderfully 'smooth to touch' finish. Anyone laying these at home? 

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Image by Dwell South Coast

Your Inspiration

On our beautiful NSW South Coast  we are blessed with country and coastal influences.

Where do you take your inspiration from? 

image via googleimages

image via googleimages

Image via Etsy

Image via Etsy

Image via Wikipedia

Image via Wikipedia

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image by Dwell South Coast

image via mybag.com

image via mybag.com

Image via huckabacktowelscom.

Image via huckabacktowelscom.

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image via googleimages

Image via googleimages

Image via baltix-flax.com

Image via baltix-flax.com

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image by Dwell South Coast

Image by Dwell South Coast

Getting inspired to decorate can be easy with so much stimulus at hand. Do you trawl the internet for images? love Pinterest?  indulge in Polyvore? search FaceBook? scrawl Instagram? 

Living between coast and country sometimes just looking at nature can be enough to set me on my way to a new creative project such as painting a wall, sanding back a table or painting that old stool bright yellow or hot pink or .... what about diagonal stripes across the chimney!