Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Design Challenge

Hello, everyone! I hope y'all are having a good week so far!

I am writing because I would like to propose a challenge to you all. I want you to send me a picture, just one picture, of an item (piece of furniture, artwork, fabric, etc) that inspires you, and I will design a room around it. I will try to find affordable pieces to fill the room, although some pieces may come from local antiques stores and such.

I intend to do this once a month, with the winning "Inspiration Interpretation" room being presented on the last Friday of each month.

I actually got this idea from a good friend of mine who, one night while we were out at a local cafe/bar, pointed at a painting on the wall (by a local artist) and said, "Can you design a room around that picture?" (Or something to that effect.)

Over the next couple of weeks, I gathered ideas, looked at lots of pictures, and came up with a style that I thought she would like. I will feature this room this coming Friday to get the ball rolling. (Although I don't have a picture of the original artwork she identified, I will use a similar painting as a substitute, for our first example.)

Sound good?

Now it is up to you find what inspires you and send it my way! So get to it!

Em at Luster Interiors

PS - Cheating is highly encouraged. If you want to add a note about what styles and designers you like, I am perfectly okay with that. ;)


  1. Well, this is cheating since you just saw my place -- but can you design around this?