Saturday, August 8, 2009

Urban Anthology August Kit Workshop: Using Interior Design as Inspiration

Happy weekend, everyone! For my August Kit Workshop at Urban Anthology I decided to show you how I look to interior design for inspiration.

When I'm not scrapping, you can often find me perusing interior design magazines or watching HGTV. Not only do I love the inspiration interior design gives me for my own home, but I LOVE to adapt the ideas I see into my scrapbooking. Let me show you what I mean. (Both pages created with the August Tea for Two kit )

I loved the feeling of this room. The pinks/reds/greens/brown against the cream really caught my eye. I also really loved the type-treatment.

I used a light, creamy colored background for my page, just like the walls in the photo. The Basic Grey striped paper reminded me of the drapes hanging on the windows. I accented the vertical lines in the paper by stitching in between the stripes. I used the yellow/white October Afternoon paper as a grounding layer underneath my photos, just like the sisal area rug on the floor in the picture. I accented this grouping with a bouquet of pink/green flowers like the flowers on the coffee table. I treated my title the same way as the magazine spread, adding a few red letters to my pink title. Finally the red buttons on the flowers add a punch of interest, just like the red painting in the room.

Here's another example:

First my interior inspiration.

For this page, I used a creamy background again, like the paint in the background of the photo. I loved the way the striped paper met up with the wood floor in the picture, so I did a similar treatment on my page. A striped paper on top and a yellow/white patterned paper on the bottom. I decided to cut the yellow paper in a curve and add the brown cardstock trim by using the curve/color of the shoerack. I lined up my photos side by side, just like the shoes in the picture. I then used blues/green/browns/pinks as my accent colors, just like the colors of the shoes.

Next time you are at a loss for inspiration, try using an photo of an interior as inspiration and see where it leads you!


  1. Hi Jana! I just love your work! So awesome how you drew inspiration from interior pictures. :) Saw your layout about why you scrap...and you are definitely're more than "good" at ROCK! :)


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