I often times get questions from other people about what inspires me. I think like most creatives, I'm inspired by a lot of things, but most namely the visual world. I find travel, food, textiles, films, and books to be inspiring.
I have found that it is really important that I keep good books on hand that provide lots of visual spark for me.
Here is a list of books I have bought or are on my wish list.
Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out by Kate Scheleter
Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style by Mark D. Sikes
Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm by Brian J. McCarthy
Basquiat by Marc Mayer
Wolf Kahn: Pastels by Wolf Kahn
Matisse/Diebenkorn by Janet Bishop
Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern by Wanda M. Corn
Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon by Iris Apfel (this one is not yet out, but I will be ordering it up!)
If you have favorite go-tos, I would love to hear them: please share your thoughts below! Happy Reading, and may it spark your creativity.