Sunday, January 18, 2009

Model Inspiration

Today I needed inspiration. It was overcast and cold all day when I decided to get out with my camera... I pulled on my knit brown hat, gray wool coat and jumped in my car. I headed to close by communities I'd passed many times and knew there were model homes waiting to fill me up with inspiration and ideas. The following beautiful models are pictures I took at Courtland and Ryland Homes in northern Virginia.

What a wonderful organic setting!

Most models stick to neutrals, but the ethereal blue adds a soothing touch.

Who wouldn't welcome hydrangeas on an overcast day?

A swag valance frames the window beautifully.

Chairs should always make a statement.

What a wonderful reading corner in the living room.

Patterned accent pillows add visual interest to a solid couch.

So... the next time you're stuck on a project or looking for a bit of eye candy....
try a bit of Model Inspiration.


Jackie Von Tobel said...

I've always found inspiration in Model homes. There's something about a design that has no link to an actual client that produces a creative success! Just found your blog and I'll be back. I noticed you have a post about a workroom is it in house? I write books about window treatments and post about them and other random ramblings on my blog.

Patricia Gray said...

Beautiful inspirations!!

Colour Me Happy said...

Love that wallpaper, and you are right hydrangeas always look so happy!