Top 5 things I just can't get enough of for Spring

Portland, Oregon had been in full bloom these last few months which has me full of design inspiration! If you are anything like me, pulling inspiration from our surrounding is an everyday affair. Sometimes it's even hard to focus when the weather is beautiful and the buds open up to reveal their beautiful color. Here are five things I just can't get enough of this spring season!

5. Shades of Pink

It is no surprise it's the season of pinks! With cherry blossoms blooming from Portland, Oregon to Kyoto, Japan, it's easy to find the inspiration in their beauty. 

 Freshly finished master bedroom design for a town home in Plano Legacy West, Texas

Freshly finished master bedroom design for a town home in Plano Legacy West, Texas

 Cherry blossoms along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon

Cherry blossoms along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon

 Beautiful cream and blush wallpaper from the Kravet Showroom in Portland, Oregon

Beautiful cream and blush wallpaper from the Kravet Showroom in Portland, Oregon

4. Graphic Tiles

The world around us is full of graphic inspiration old and new. When I think back to my travels, Morocco is the first place that comes to mind when I think of beautiful graphic tile work. I am so thrilled with so many great graphic tiles showing up on the design scene! 

 Graphic tile used in a Dallas, Texas kitchen backsplash

Graphic tile used in a Dallas, Texas kitchen backsplash

 Detailed shot of the intricate tile inlays from Bahia Palace in Marrakech, Morocco

Detailed shot of the intricate tile inlays from Bahia Palace in Marrakech, Morocco

 Brilliant tile work from Bahia Palace in Marrakech, Morocco  

Brilliant tile work from Bahia Palace in Marrakech, Morocco  

3. Patio Weather

I love a good patio! I enjoy sitting out and watching the city buzz all around me. Now that Portland is warming up, I am living by the new mantra "Shake of the cold of winter, throw on the shades and head outside!" 

 Backyard design for a client in Frisco, TX. They are for sure going to enjoy this patio!

Backyard design for a client in Frisco, TX. They are for sure going to enjoy this patio!

 Outdoor safe fabric, Portland, Oregon

Outdoor safe fabric, Portland, Oregon

2. "Art but not Art" Wall Sculptures

Art doesn't have to be confined by four sides and a frame. Last spring, I was snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef just off the coast in Caines, Australia which has inspired me to think outside of the box this spring while designing.

 Taking inspiration from The Great Barrier Reef corals....

Taking inspiration from The Great Barrier Reef corals....

 ...back to Portland, Oregon with a metal wall sculpture

...back to Portland, Oregon with a metal wall sculpture

 This Jelly Fish inspired...

This Jelly Fish inspired...

 ...these art glass wallplates

...these art glass wallplates

1. Bringing Nature Inside

Since spring is my current inspiration, hands down, the number one spot on this top five list goes to bringing nature inside. Weather it's a whimsical bird fabric or a more classic floral print, pillows are a simple way to bring nature in for those of us who can't handle the allergies that come with the season. If you are like me and the outdoors are no problem on the sinuses, fresh florals, plants, and succulents are my favorite and most literal way of bringing nature inside. 

 Using a whimsical bird print pillows and chandelier in my client's home. McKinney, Texas

Using a whimsical bird print pillows and chandelier in my client's home. McKinney, Texas

 A collection of plants in my apartment. Portland, Oregon

A collection of plants in my apartment. Portland, Oregon