I count on creative ideas every day, whether I’m at work crafting a campaign for one of my social media clients or at home figuring out how to turn an old dresser into a chic buffet table. In any creative field, staying ahead of trends and breaking the mold is essential. For me, this means drawing inspiration from a variety of resources. Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite places to go when I’m looking to spark creativity!
My bookshelf: While I prefer to read novels on my iPad, nothing beats flipping through an old magazine or one of my favorite non-fiction reads. Specifically…
Past issues of Vogue, InStyle & Glamour: These are three of my all-time favorite glossies – I have been a subscriber for years and have yet to recycle an issue. From the advertisements to editorial pieces on hot topics of years past, I typically put down an old issue with a new idea.
By Invitation Only by Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank: This is one of my favorite books and one I look to on a fairly regular basis. Written by the founders of Gilt Groupe, the pages are chock-full of branding tips that I have bookmarked and referred to many times since I first purchased the book three years ago.
The web: I have shared my favorite Instagram accounts in the past but have yet to divulge the Tumblr accounts I frequent when looking for instant inspiration. From unique artwork to eclectic table settings, much of my apartment was inspired by one-off images I found on Tumblr accounts. A few of my favorites:
Maria Marie aka C’est Maria: You have probably seen Maria’s work on the Skirt Instagram account – she creates the most stunning, simple photo series including this series of Pantone textures. One glance at Maria’s feed and I’m ready to dive into a Photoshop project!
Patterson Maker: I have been a fan of this well-curated collection of fashion, décor, and travel imagery for years and am consistently delighted by the beautiful content. I always leave the webpage refreshed and ready to snap pretty photos for my clients.
For the Love of Pretty: Clean, crisp & chic. This is my go-to resource for elevated inspiration.
Where do you look for inspiration?