Design Files: Best of 2013 on Pinterest

December 30, 2013

I am absolutely addicted to Pinterest and find myself perusing the site daily. It’s such a great way of book marking ideas for the future, exploring your reaction to form and tone and thinking about how you may take inspiration from a plethora of image ideas for use in your own spaces. I have pinned thousands of images and ideas over the last year. These are my very favourite pinspirations, they are the ones I am drawn to again and gain.

  Simple Industrial modernism - chairs, orange, yellow, vintage, f;ea market, eclectic, chevron, interiors, decpr
These are my four very favourite pins of the year, they are all fairly 
simple, with touches of industrial or modernism, I have such house envy 
for all of these fabulous spaces.

Gold Brass Astra Chandelier vintage light pendant, starburst doors, interiors decor

Having always considered myself a silver kind of girl, I have been really captivated by both crafts and home design that involves warm gold this year. I love the inventiveness of this starburst door detail and would simply die for either of these light pendants.

vintage, industrial spaces, grey, colourful Tolix chairs, bar, green, photobooth

The use of colour in these interior and exterior spaces is exemplary. I am 
so drawn to these kaleidoscopic tolix chairs and this fabulous cafe in 
Hotel Daniel, Vienna is simply calling me to visit!
Art Nouveau and Art deco Doors, architectural deatils, european, sculpted iron, ironwork doors

Who doesn't feel instantly happy when looking at these wonderful examples 
of Art Nouveau doors? Sigh, I would love to live in a grand old
apartment in one of these exceptional buildings
Victorian arcades, yellow vintage interior, grand staircase, green plywood chairs, interiors, decor

I am really drawn to spaces that use yellow to accent a room and this
 Victorian arcade in its decaying form is just beautiful.
Industrial factory desk lighting, modernism, grand tour, industrial kitchen, farrow ball slipper satin, metro tiles, interiors, decor

This kitchen, taken from the Farrow & Ball use of colour book, was the 
starting point of inspiration for our kitchen make over. The use of 
industrial factory task lighting in this architects workplace is the 
last word in style. And I love this period living room with a nod to
 the Victorian grand tours and adventure of the bazaars.
Mid Century Modern Styling, San Francisco architecture, painted houses, modernist apartments, interiors, decor

This mid-century modern interior is my newest lust as I only pinned it this 
morning! I love all the architecture I come across on Pinterest and 
in particular all of SFbybaygirl's snaps of her hometown in San 
Francisco, like this last one (above right) which is just dreamy.
Coral display, turquoise room, lion print bedroom, vintage french kitchen, monochrome yellow, interiors, decor

This child's bedroom is so simple and yet so charming. Again I am drawn to 
the use of yellow as a colour accent in this vintage monochrome French
 kitchen. I would really like to have a collection of coral and sea life
 in my bedroom re-design, natures shapes in water are so unusual and 
enticing. The final pic is one of Elle Decor's most popular interiors 
of the year and I just love the composition of the shot, hats off 
to the stylist.

You can find all of my pinterest boards here, or click the link on the 
sidebar of this site.