TOTALLY BOARD


I am guessing that-by now- you have heard of this new-fangled website called “Pinterest.”  I admit that it’s caught my eye a time or two — but it hasn’t shaken my love for a good, old fashioned “inspiration board.”  I am talking about one that you can see and touch and feel.  Part bulletin board, part scrapbook, part daydream.  The very best of them tend to showcase well loved photographs, cheerful art projects, ticket stubs, invitations, handwritten notes and magazine tear outs.  Arrange these treasures on a punchy fabric, finish it off with a substantial frame and a work of art emerges.  I am eager to FINALLY create one of my own and have been admiring these beauties to wet my whistle:

Preppy chic by my friend Annsley McAleer of Annsley Interiors:

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A makeshift art gallery by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

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A black backdrop adds depth and drama

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As does the scale of glamazon Diane von Furstenberg’s vast display

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Clothes pins make for a charming vignette

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Simple and stylish in the office of one of Oprah’s producers

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(…and in this same woman’s dressing room I love that she has included fabric covered surfaces where she can pin hand written notes alongside her jewelry.)

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Lulu DK’s cheerful wall of color and keepsakes

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So pretty…and with “+” messages!

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Aerin Lauder’s eclectic elegance

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And – the scrapbooker extraordinaire- Charlotte Moss’s masterpiece of multimedia at last year’s Holiday House (LOVED her room!)

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Turning to the gentleman’s take on the perfect pinboard…Yves Saint Laurent’s classic composition:

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Lorne Michaels’ gallery of celebrity photos and wall of post-it notes — foretelling of Saturday Night Live’s future hosts and skits.

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I also think it’s fair to say that Albert Einstein’s office at Princeton featured an early “inspiration board” in the form of a chalk board filled with impressive looking equations!

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If you’re like me and are eager to get going on a pinboard of your own, Pottery Barn

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and Restoration Hardware have some nice options.

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Your upholsterer can also be a great resources if you would like a custom fabric and frame combination.  Finally, when I was in California earlier this year I found some beautiful pinboards at Lulu Pom (one of my favorite home stores!) where they take custom orders.  I love this vintage white frame with nailhead detail

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…and the saturated color and unusual shape of this one!

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So there you have it:  you can even commission a custom canvas where you can feature all that you fancy.  Happy pinning!

XO,
Cath

 

Images:  Annsley Interiors, Rifle Paper Co, Expimage, Obaz, Elle Decor, Lulu DK, Vanity Fair, Flavorwire, Decaporter, Time & Life, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, CT.



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