If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know how I spent my weekend. I saw the Great Gatsby, which was awesome. I've always loved the book and the design details in the fashion, architecture, and interiors where beautiful!
Source: House Beautiful
Isn't that rug gorgeous?! Not to mention the soft flowing shears, tailored chairs, architectural trim, and grand chandelier... Just lovely! I'd like to do a post on the design in the movie if I have the time.
Speaking of beautiful rugs, I did a little shopping and found these ikat flatwoven rugs, with which I plan to make a large square ottoman for my living room. Only $33 for a 5x7-ish rug at Stein Mart! The red, coral, and orange is the perfect thing to warm up the living room. There's even a little green in it which works perfectly with my pillows and sofa.
I also found this cute little metal chair at the Salvation Army. (Can we say regular customer? Thank God I don't have space for too much or I might turn into a hoarder!) It's just small enough to give us a place to sit at the top of our stairs. I plan to recover it sometime and maybe give it a fresh coat of paint.
AAAAAnd... I got my business cards in the mail from moo.com. Yay! I designed them myself. What'd ya think?
I've also been working on putting together some of my previous school projects and assignments I'd say "into a portfolio," but it probably will be no where near the finished document I'd like my portfolio (I'm kind of a perfectionist). But at least I'll have a hardcopy to show to prospective employers.
So... there's lots on my "To Do" list with class three nights a week, homework, all these projects, etc. Perhaps a bit like Gatsby, I have high hopes and aspirations for getting all these things (and more) done. Without an illegitimate angle like bootlegging of course! The busy life is stressful at times, but I love all this design stuff like Gatsby loves Daisy (well maybe not exactly, but you get what I'm saying… A LOT). I'll do my best to stay connected to you blog buddies and share my inspiration along the way and the fun projects that result. Wish me luck!