I’m so excited to share today’s interview with Beth Dotolo with you. Beth is a most amazing multi-tasker, juggling all the joys of being an amazing interior designer
, wife, mom to the oh-so-cute Maxton
, blogger of both Hello, Splendor
and Nest Interior Design
, jewelry designer
and on, and on. I’m exhausted just thinking
of all this wonder woman has going on! Today Beth is sharing her inspiration insight with us in her Top 5 Places to Find Inspiration.
1. I’ve been finding my inspiration lately on pinterest.com
. It’s basically a website for inspiration boards consisting of links from all over the web. It so beautifully organizes your favorite links into categories. And, the best part is that you can ‘like’, ‘repin’, and ‘follow’ other peoples boards to be constantly updated with the things that inspire them. It’s my new favorite site! Here’s a link to my pinterest: pinterest.com/bethdotolo/
2. Showrooms! One of my favorite places to be inspired are fabric and wallpaper showrooms. On the top of my list is ID Collection. They have a huge collection of American and European lines that are all displayed and styled amazingly. (http://www.interiordesigncollection.com/
3. Movies and Television. Set styling has been elevated lately to a new level and I am constantly being distracted from what I’m actually watching to dissect the environment. It’s the designer in me! Watch shows like Gossip Girl or The Tudors to see what I mean. Even the movie The Box was chock full of bold vintage wall papers and lovely spaces all very dynamic and beautifully lit. And, Hello… Sex and the City 2! I’m actually using a fabric on a client that I saw (after the fact) on a headboard in one of the trailers.
5. Traveling is always inspiring. Not only because you’re exposed to new surroundings, but because most of the time it allows you to clear your head. Reset. And, let new inspiration take over. I don’t get to travel as much as I would like, but it’s on the top of my priority list!
Thanks Beth for sharing all of your wonderful inspiration ideas! Now – for the giveaway…Beth is graciously offering up one of her stunningly simple necklaces. The Someday Necklace, yes, named after this blog, will be given to a one of you! All you need to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment on this post with you favorite part of Beth’s interview. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, June 15th. Happy Commenting!
AND – I almost forgot – I’ve got the first of my guest posts up on Hello, Splendor
today. I’ll be the chatting about fashion on Beth’s blog, pop over and say hi!