Monday, October 7, 2013

Design Love

I don't know about you, but fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Today, it actually feels like it here in Nashville too which is so exciting. Jeans and boots are my uniform, so I'm so happy to be able to pull them out. I seriously don't even know where the time goes, but it seems I'm busier in the fall too (which can be good and bad). I also tend to find inspiration all over the place - whether it's while driving the kids to activities or shopping for clients, there's just so much to take in. Of course, there are the typical sources of inspiration too. I just posted this little photo on Instagram . . .
While it may be an occupational hazard (or a sign of hoarding tendencies), I am somewhat addicted to shelter magazines and tend to buy more this time of year as well. I'm a sucker, I admit.

I grabbed the new Domino over the weekend as well as House & Garden (which is only at the bookstore since it's British). Of course, I devoured them both, but some photos from H&G stuck with me . . .

This extremely modern urban space contrasted with this country home . . .
I could be equally happy in either place. That's what I love about design . . . even if I may not consider something exactly "my style," I can appreciate it and learn from it.

And speaking of design, you may have noticed that I recently had new logos designed for both the blog and my design business, and I couldn't be happier with them. Thanks so much to the talented Beth Mathews for working so hard on these for me!


I hope you love them as much as I do. A new website for my business is in the works that will tie in to the blog, so look for that in the weeks to come.
 

13 comments:

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Kathy, I love the new logos. You have quite the magazine collection. I can't wait to see what you have planned for your blog redesign.

charmaine said...

Love the new logos! I have yet to get a copy of the Domino Magazine.

Interior Design Musings said...

I LOVE the new logos! Great job. M.

Ashley said...

I haven't been able to grab a copy of Domino yet, but I devoured/pinned many images from the website over the weekend. Can't wait to get a copy in my hot little hands!

P.S. Yay for the new logo and business site!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Love the new logos. Have not seen the new domino yet but you are reminding me that I need to check I out! also love that first image with the black steel doors. love.

bluehydrangea said...

Loving the new logos!! And that dining room just kills me!!

therelishedroost said...

I love the new design, so sharp !! I too am addicted to shelter magazines.. I had to buy a commercial magazine rack to hold most of them!!
Its a good addiction!
Best,
Karolyn

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Your new logos look great, Kathy. So clean and crisp! I'm loving these cooler mornings in Chattanooga the past few days. Happy fall!!

Kim said...

All is looking good Kathy! I love the new logos! I have so many magazines ... I am trying to get through them and it is going very slow!! xo

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Logos look great! I feel like I'm a magazine hoarder! I have a serious problem

SHERRY HART said...

Love the new logo....and I have a hard time sitting down to read a magazine now....I'll see something and find myself getting out the computer to look it up...and...then I am distracted. I agree with your comment about appreciating a style that is executed well. I might not want it in my home but I can appreciate good design!

Maria at inredningsvis said...

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Check out my blog today..divine royal bedroom inspiration:)

Have a fab. week dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

Erin said...

I'm super excited for your new website! Your work deserves to be shown in one spot.