Thursday, April 26, 2012

Infinitely Inspired

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Good morning, loves! And happy Thursday!

I woke up feeling incredibly inspired today. Last night J & I took a fabulous interior design class and now the ideas just won't stop flowing.  In the past I've always felt quite stifled and limited by our space but now I see that the possibilities are endless and I can't tell you how exciting that is. 

I have to say that this is a bit embarrassing to admit to you all.  It can be quite intimidating being amongst all of you great design bloggers out there.  You all know who you are... Your talent is awe inspiring and I really just watch you all from the sidelines while living in my sad little apartment.  And to those of you who I've met and have never invited over, well now you know the reason why....

We've lived in basically, and I say basically because it's actually 2 different apartments but they are in the same complex & have the same exact layout, since 1992.  God, has it really been that long?!?! 20 years?!?!  Can you see why I've been uninspired all this time?  I was still in college when I moved in so I think I still see my apartment through 20 year old eyes. But not anymore!  Consider me a changed woman.  I'll be 40 in July and I think it's time that I start living in a grown up home. 

I cannot wait to get started on our long awaited great big purge and design projects.  We'll be starting with the dining room and the bedroom as soon as humanly possible. Will keep you updated on our progress and will definitely be asking opinions as things unfold. 

Stay tuned.... :)

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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48 comments:

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

How exciting Dawn! I can't wait to see all of your inspirations for the project; with the teaser if your style influences I'm sure its going to turn out beautifully xx

Adele said...

This sounds so exciting Dawn & so great you took the class together. I can't wait to hear more about your interior design adventures!
Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
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Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

classiq said...

This is an exciting project. I'll stay tuned. :)
Ada

Samantha Green said...

how exciting! i'd love to take an interior design class... one day! i can't wait to read about your ideas and see the developments :) xx

Adeola Naomi said...

Exciting project, will love to see pictures of the finished project!
Have a nice day.
xoxo

Annie said...

1. Do NOT feel embarrassed about this. Being a person whose job it is to go into people's homes I can tell you- everyone struggles to be able to see/imagine things being a different way. You become so accustomed to how things are, that you start to just...not be able to evaluate or really SEE them anymore. It takes something like hiring a new pair of eyes, or- like you did- attending a class that reignited your vision/passion to be able to see things again and want to make a change.
2. I am so excited for you and can't wait to see what you do to revamp your space!

Sweet darling. said...

Awww that is just exitinggg !! but don't be embarrased ! I'm sure your talent is hiding and ready to come out ! Hope to see your design project so soon ! keep us posted Dawn :)

The girl of the unknown xx

DailyGlamour said...

so pretty

Dancing Branflake said...

So excited! I know whatever you plan will come out amazing. Seriously- a bed with drapes? Dream bed!

Roselie said...

It's amazing how much can inspire you an interior designer when they know their job!Can't wait to hear what you come up with!

Alexa said...

Dawn! I am SO excited for you and cannot wait to hear about your progress! Nothing like beautifying your home!

Leslie said...

Dawn,

I have ten plus years on you :) so I am chuckling a little as we are doing the same thing. Time passes, we all have priorities and budgets. It feels great to purge and finally part with all the stuff you had during your younger years!

Good luck with this and have fun with it.

leslie

fashionsensitive said...

That's wonderful, a lot of work and research, but the result will make you both so happy! Have a lovely day, Dawn! :*

O said...

I can imagine how you feel! I took a class as well just after I moved into mine apartment and changed everything right after! I was so inspired! Good luck on your new project! xoxo

Katie said...

That sounds so fun and I cant wait to see what you do :) I almost majored in interior design in college - loved it!

B. in the Know said...

That sounds like an amazing class! And so fun that you can start putting the efforts to revamp your place! I love doing porjects like that!
Much love,
B

Sandy a la Mode said...

you should totally share your spaces with us when you are complete!!

Nuha said...

how exciting! goodluck on your new design project, i hope it turns out exactly how you want it to :-)

and p.s. that dress in the first picture is absolutely gorgeous..i want one!

Laura said...

One of my biggest dreams is to have my own place and slowly design it to be my own...I'm not the type of person who just spends a weekend to create a masterpiece but one who likes to spend years creating something that is truly inspired.

With love... said...

I am sure inspiration will find you and soon enough you will be transforming it all.

Enjoy xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ha, there's certainly no hidden interior designer in me - all the more I cannot wait to hear about your changes. I bet your 'new' flat will be wonderful! xoxo

Purdy said...

So Exciting!! I love any reno's or design projects around the house. Come fall, I will be moving to our new house currently under construction & I can't wait to start the design process all over again. I think it’s such a fab idea that you guys took a course. Please do blog before & after posts.
BTW no need to be embarrassed. Let the creativity flow...

Happy Thursday,

Purdy

Taj Acosta said...

Good for you! Nothing like seeing things in a new perspective! xx

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

How exciting and what a fab project to get your teeth into. I hope you post about your projects; before and after ;-) xx

Christine @Fancy Function said...

That's so exciting! I'm always itching to do something new to my place, even if it's just to add new wall art or decor like candles and vases. Good luck!

Christine @Fancy Function said...

That's so exciting! I'm always itching to do something new to my place, even if it's just to add new wall art or decor like candles and vases. Good luck!

Camille @ The Wild Fleur said...

Sounds so exciting, Dawn! I love how interior design can open up such lovely new perspectives in a living space! Can't wait to hear more news and updates :-)

xo
Camille @ The Wild Fleur

toi said...

i love interior design projects, i love your inspiration :)

Lonely Wife Project said...

You don't look a day over 25! So excited to see what you come up with. I adore your inspiration photos!

Stylelover said...

wow!!! Amazing photos!!!
xoxo
Vicky

honey my heart said...

hooray for inspiration and seeing your space through new eyes. i'm excited to read about your new interior designs for your home :)

Karena said...

Dawn it will be sun fun to watch your projects and progress. I am now in a two bedroom condominium...I am always wanting to make changes!

....I wanted you to know...I am featuring Anita Rivera, Friend, Designer and Paper Artist with Castles Crowns & Cottages, & her Giveaway on my site!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Mrs. Pancakes said...

can't wait to see what you come up with..good luck with the project! and have an awesome friday!

Jessie said...

So exciting!! I am sure it will turn out great!!


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Jessie said...

So exciting!! I am sure it will turn out great!!


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Elle Sees said...

i love it when couples do things like that together. y'all have lived together 20 years? that's amazing. and there's no way you're turning 40. puhleeeeze

Ali Rodriguez said...

How fun for you two! Interior design overwhelms me so much, I hate to admit it! I have absolutely no talent in that area!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

That's so cool Dawn! I would love to take a good design class.

And your inspiration is already showing, today's group of images is especially beautiful and inspiring! I have fallen in love with the dress in the first picture - but so many of these images have great, inspiring details!

Can't wait to see more :-)

*Glam Chameleon* said...

:)) Kudos for that change and inspiration Dawn, I'm so glad to hear some good news about you and your life!!!!!:)) Happy Friday hun!!
xoxo
Jelena

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

That sounds so exciting and so much fun too ;-) I hope you share some of the design love with us.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I'm so excited for you Dawn. I didn't decorate my house for the longest time and it makes such a huge difference!

xo Mary Jo

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

Thats great but I dont think you need design classes, you already have a eye for true beauty and thats something you are born with:)

If you come to Sweden, you should come visit me, we can drink some tea haha:)
Have a awsome weekend

LOVE M

Debby Steele said...

This is so exciting!! We moved in 2006 so I got to do the entire house but it's already totally "not me." NY spaces can be difficult I'm sure. The lack of space makes you have to be creative. It sounds like such a fun class and I KNOW that it will be a blast watching you create a Dawn-worthy apartment!! xo

Aspiring Kennedy said...

i hope you post photos of the transformation... and of you & J. i want to see some behind the scenes shots. :)

Aspiring Kennedy said...

i hope you post photos of the transformation... and of you & J. i want to see some behind the scenes shots. :)

Pretty Affair said...

exciting news! :) i'm feeling that interior class is a great idea that could work for me & my bf. we could do so much better with our living space! :)could you please share some beautiful interior design blogs with me? thank you in advance and hope you have enjoyed your weekend :) xoxo

Eva Ana Kazić said...

The sofa. My taste.
EAK