Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What's Making You Stop and Stare?

At the risk of sounding cliche, I'll go ahead and give you a one word summary of my current day to day life: hectic.  Even typing it makes me feel gross.  Although I love being on the go and tend to enjoy having a full schedule, I stop liking it when I become too busy to notice beauty.  Because, truthfully, that's how I am invigorated and inspired.  It can be a particularly beautiful sunset, a painting, or even something unexpected and simple- like the buttons on a coat or the lines of a sleek chair.  This week our design firm is preparing for a few major installations and at night I am taking finals for my interior design classes, and frankly my soul is in desperate need of a moment to stop and stare at beauty.















Ahhhh.  Beauty.
It may have become apparent at this point that I am naturally drawn to the romantic and classic.  Pinks, blacks, golds, greys, and whites.  Although I love to design in a diverse range of styles, my eye will always first catch this particular color palette and aesthetic. 
What are you naturally drawn to?  Don't forget to stop and stare when you find something beautiful today. 

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful post Sam! Good luck with your finals. I know things are busy now but it will all be worth it when you've achieved your dreams! You are inspirational.

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  2. love it Sam! And I really love that last quote!

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  3. oh gosh this is all so beautiful, but yes, especially that pic of rachel mcadams. love her.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL photos! So inspiring! Thanks for posting :)

    www.thestylestorm.com

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  5. Oh my gosh so much pretty in one place-absolutely love it! Wishing you all the very best this week!

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  6. Beautiful! love all the pictures especially the Chanel!

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  7. omg these images gave me chills! In love with this post! TRULY GORGEOUS! Hugs from California! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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  8. Just remember to breath through all the craziness! Good luck on your finals :)

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  9. These photos are making me stare for sure. you know i have a big heart for all things sparkle!

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  10. Excellent reminder to stop and smell the roses...I'm pretty sure I'm naturally drawn to bold and bright! I completely appreciate the soft and romantic, but for some reason, the B&B grabs me every time! I guess that's why I love Kate Spade so much (c;

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  11. These images are beautiful Sam. I too, have been hectic..these are making me feel calm!

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  12. Such a beautiful post and a great reminder! The collection of images are perfect!

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  13. Love all the beautiful images!!

    http://beautymovesme.com/

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  14. Love all these images!! So dreamy and romantic-- the perfect escape from the hectic.
    -Annie
    (www.livesimplybyannie.com)

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  15. you are so right! its the first thing that goes when you are juggling so many things. Lovely eye candy!
    xx

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  16. great !!

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  17. oh my gaaah GIRL....so many amazing photos to make me stop & STARE for reals!! wooow....

    <3Amanda
    FFF @New York Fashion Week

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  18. I'm in heaven right now. That second pic is out of control and pink peonies always make me stop and stare!!!! Love this post! xoxo

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  19. It is so, so true...no matter how busy we may get, it is always important to take time out for ourselves & creative/inspirational needs as an artist/designer. Thanks, for providing this opportunity to stop & stare at the gorgeous images you pulled :) XO brynn

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  20. So many gorgeous inspiration pictures. That rack of dresses is making me swoon!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  21. all of these images are just gorgeous!!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. Beautiful! And you were totally not cliche... When you explain that too busy is when you don't see beauty and then go on to define what you mean by beauty, I was totally hooked. Beautiful words! And beautifully done post!

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  23. Stunning pics -- and you're right, it's always best to stop and notice the little {beautiful} things!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  24. These photos are so gorgeous. I'm such a fan of balancing femininity with boldness. And I kind of wish I could pull of pink highlights now.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  25. I hear you! Completely relate to being so busy to even look up. These are all beautiful pics; the perfect reminder to absorb the beauty around us everyday xx

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  26. Hi Sam, love your blog and your wonderful photo editing. beautiful can't wait to come back and see more.. Carla

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