I love finding inspiration for interior design everywhere I go. From the colors of The Giant Dipper roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to scenic views of nature, I incorporate the beauty I see into the fabrics, art and furniture pieces I work with.
I recently took a short visit to San Francisco and went wine tasting near Fort Mason. The wine tasting was elegant and enjoyable, but the real treat was the view of the harbor on a sunny day. It was bright and clear; the colors of the boats were beautiful on the clear and reflective water. It was so inspiring for my interior design work.
The harbor was filled with sleeping boats, waiting to set sail. I like to imagine who owns each watercraft and why they choose to name them a certain way. The whimsical bright blue, red and white colors provided an amazing contrast to the ethereal, blue water and I often use bold colors such as these as an accent on a calm foundation to create a playful energy in any space I design.
Another piece of inspiration I drew from the harbor was the reflection of the bright colors on the still and glassy water. I was amazed by the calmness of the water and the depth of its colors. I like to play with mirrors and reflections when I design a space, using them to add life and dynamic depth to a room.
The colors of the harbor in The City brightened my day. I love how the right combinations can evoke memories, feelings and comfort. My interior design is heavily influenced by the inspiration I find in everyday life. Being able to incorporate small moments of beauty, like the boats in the harbor, into my work is one of the things I love about being a designer. What inspires you?
Photos: Jana Meewes Magginetti