As a designer, the question I probably get asked most often is “where do I get my inspiration from?’. . . and I know I’ve addressed this question here many times before.
To be honest with you, inspiration is an ever changing thing. The smallest snippets from life can instigate a whole new love affair. . . be it something from nature, a piece of fabric or a colour combination. . . almost anything can spark a new creative mind set.
Right now I’m loving the amazing colour combinations from Green Gate.
I love the combinations of colours. . .
and the mix of spots, stipes, florals and checks.
It’s oh so shabby and very chic!
When I showed a photo of Green Gate wares on my Facebook page there was a huge response and a debate about which was best – Green Gate or Cath Kidston.
Just for the record, I adore both brands. . . but I think my heart swells just a teensy bit more for Green Gate.
So I guess it is not surprising then, that when I sat down to draft some new designs this past few days my colour palette contained some familiar pinks, reds, blues and greens. . . plus florals, polka dots and stripes. For those of you who love all that is French and vintage, do not despair. . . this Green Gate love affair may have spurred a fleeting moment of lustful creativity, but I’m sure by the weeks end I will have returned to my chippy white ways again!
I’d love to know what inspires you. Do you keep a creativity diary or inspiration board? What about Pinterest. . . are you perhaps a pinner?
I look forward to reading your comments about what inspires you. . . and I’d especially love to hear from a few ‘lurkers’. . . yes YOU, I know you are out there!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne