1. Mirror: Target | 2. Rug: Jonathan Adler | 3. Cheeseboard: C Wonder | 4. Marble Candle Holder: Fort Standard | 5. Chair: Asplund | 6. Door Handle: Barcelona Design | 7. Bowl: Anthropologie | 8. Candle Holder: Serena and Lily | 9. Basket: Asplund | 10. Frame: Macy's | 11. Bedsheet: Serena and Lily | 12. Mirror: Crate and Barrel
Traveling is a luxury that not everyone gets to do. I grew up not having a chance to go anywhere other than my hometown and when I was old enough to go on my own, I make it a point to go someplace new once a year (Dalai Lama’s golden rules). Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures and when you remove yourself from your current state of place and mind, you clear your head, your senses are heightened and you are focused on everything that is around you. I’m most inspired during my travels. I take inspiration from anything and everything: food that I ate, what people wore or a certain color palette in the streets and recently from architecture.
When I was in Spain, I became deeply fascinated with the architectural beauty of the prominent works of Antoni Gaudi. I visited Barcelona’s important landmarks such as Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Park Guell, Palau Guell and the magnificent La Sagrada Familia. Every corner of these buildings is surreal. Gaudi takes inspiration from nature and his vision is clearly interpreted in his works. In addition to creating a masterpiece, he gave such importance to form and functionality on all his creations. I took a million photos and documented design inspirations that can easily be translated into home design whether be it the color palette, a piece of furniture or accessories. I decided to put together some Gaudi-inspired pieces for the house, geared towards ergonomically furniture design, metal and iron pieces, marble and fun mosaic accessories.
I hope this will inspire you to decorate your own home this summer and to look around you the next time you are in need of inspiration.
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