Monday, September 30, 2013

Picking a Palette - Inspired Design

Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend. It was beautiful here in NC. I do love this time of year.


I'm finally starting to catch my breath after traveling most of September. This weekend, while unpacking everything, I spend some time looking through all the oodles and oodles of doodles that I did. I can't believe the month is over already.


When designing a new project, the decorator in me always takes over. To pick my color palette, I put together little things that I love and start pulling the colors from them. This is the same method I used when I helped homeowners pick color schemes for their houses. Right now I'm envisioning a cottage with white bead board walls, wide plank floors, painted furniture and folk art that pops against this clean and simple look.


So here is my inspiration for some upcoming designs. Now to make all those doodles come to life.

Have a fun day. I'll see ya back here on Wednesday.

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

22 comments:

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Mmmm, nice! Love those colors as well as your treasures that inspired you! So pretty! Tell me about your travels by email when you have some time!! Time? LOL

Barb said...

I love the colors....ummm ummmm good

Kris said...

Inspire away, dear Shell!! I lovvvvvvve that little wool bunny!! :-)) Enjoy this gorgeous autumn day!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a lovely display to truly inspire not only color but creativity.

Starr White said...

Mmmmm, what delicious fall colors....you've got my attention!! Can't wait to see what you do with them :)

Mosaic Magpie said...

It is nice you have the knowledge to choose colors...I usually have to cheat and find a piece of fabric with colors in it I like and go from there.
Deb

kristie said...

Love all those colors and props ;o)

Sherri said...

Michelle,

I just love that color palette you picked! Can't wait to see what you do with all that loveliness!!

Lesley said...

Sure is a pretty display of bunnies and wool! Love the colours!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

I can't believe how fast the year is going too!
Love your beautiful vignettes and how you find your inspiration.
The bunny in the overcoat is sweet.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Fiona said...

I love how you put your colours together... looks so pretty all like that with the goregeous extras...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Love the colours Shell!

Tammy said...

What gorgeous fall and wintry colors abound.

shez said...

lovely pics and lovely colours Shell.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Michelle, you have been out of town and so busy, but I look forward to hearing more about your experiences! I LOVE THAT BUNNY in the first photo! And of course, all the colors that you have chosen. Missing you dear friend, Anita

Sharon said...

Im loving all the rabbits xx

Createology said...

You deserve a nice Calgon "Take Me Away" relaxing soak dear. I like how you pull together your colors and inspiration pieces. Now to see your doodles come to life...

Rabbits' Guy said...

What a slick way to chose a "palette(?)" ...

margaret said...

a great collection of colours here, very autumnal

bunnits said...

You have been a busy girl. Those colors are lovely. :-)

April said...

I love that bunny!!! cant wait to see your doodles!!!! lol

speedyrabbit said...

love those colour no wonder your work is beautiful Shell,xx Rachel