Inspiring Your Creative Side

powell-008Finding a way to inspire your creative nature is probably the first step in the interior design and decorating process. Afterall, you do want to love the space your living in. If you haven’t gotten to that place yet and need some jumpstarting with ideas…you’ll need an “inspiration piece”. This might be a swatch of fabric, a painting, a particular style of funiture or color scheme. No matter where you start- living area, kitchen, bath or bedrooms….you’ll still need something to get your decorative juices flowing with ideas. Try looking in fabric stores for a special accent plaid, print or textured fabric that just draws you in. Maybe you’ll come across that perfect pillow to mix in and make the blandest of spaces just pop. Better yet, take a detour on your next trip to the mall and just do a quick walk-thru in a furniture gallery or department store. Displays in these departments are changed frequently and you might wander into a vinette with something that grabs your attention…that wows you with color or style…something to inspire your thought process.
I live in a small suburban area near Columbus, Ohio where we are lucky to be surrounded with great shopping…especially in the quaint little suburbs. It’s raining- it’s pouring today in Columbus but it has not dampened my creative spirit….especially since I have found my way to a great shopping spot filled with inspiration! Today’s find was one of my favorite shopping spots and the place I had my own shop for almost 10 years…    powell-009

This is the Collection, fine furniture and accessories, 41 Depot Street in downtown Powell, Ohio. Shop phone is: 614-885-9091. Owner Anne Grayson can be emailed at This shop is a rehabed railroad depot dating back more than 100 years. They inventory an interesting combination of handselected, high-end, furniture pieces surrounded by architectural remnants and antiques. The owners shop auctions and estate sales locally, but also offer custom made furniture. I especially love the sized -to- order floor ottomans and bench made farm tables. This shop is magically displayed, so I hope these snaps brighten your eyes like they did mine!

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custom ottmans at the Collection

custom ottomans at the Collection


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June 09 2009 08:35 pm | Design Inspirations and Favorite shopping spots and Interior Design and Uncategorized

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