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Four Things We’ve Been Inspired By This Month

Shaun Anderson | 19 October, 2021

OCT 19, 2021

Four Inspiring Pieces

Creativity requires inspiration. We love being able to look at the world around us and feel inspired by what other creators are doing, moments we find with nature, and simple moments that spark something new and exciting. Creativity is vulnerability and sometimes it's easy to get stuck and feel afraid when you're trying to create something new — which is why being able to be inspired by so much around us is so important. Inspiration can get us unstuck and remind us that we are not alone in the creative process.

So, here are a few things that have been inspiring us lately. We hope you drop by the comment section and share a few things that have been inspiring you.

Re-Imagined Movie Posters

Poster ByGolderKey

We love reimagined movie posters, especially ones with a fun vintage aesthetic. We've been drawing a lot of inspiration from vintage colors recently, and we love that vintage-inspired movie posters show you how you can take a modern idea, concept, or item and make it fit with a vintage decor scheme. These reimagine posters are also a good reminder that you can take something old and make it new and exciting.

We chat with a lot of people who are interested in incorporating some sort of fandom into their home decor scheme in a very subtle way. A reimagined movie poster, fan art, or something of that nature is a really simple way to be able to bring things that you love into your house without compromising your decor. If you're looking for something reimagined, we recommend trying it out yourself first. Test yourself creatively. See if you can come up with something that you love. And if you can't, head to Etsy or another small shop. That's where we usually find the best reimagined fandom art & decor.

We can't wait to put this poster up on some walnut floating shelves to see how the colors play together.

Living Walls

Image by The Sill

Maybe it's the impending threat of a snowy winter, but we're finding ourselves drawn to lots of houseplants and living walls right now. Made popular in the 60s and 70s, in a design sense we've steered away from living walls or in-floor plant boxes in the past few decades, but they're coming back in a subtle way. We love what greenery can do to a space. We love the life that it brings. We love how it looks.

If you've been following us on social for a while, you know that we loveplants as shelf decor, but there's something about a living wall that is so fun and unique. Living walls can be expensive to purchase, and we love the idea of DIY one of these during the colder months when we need a little more Greenery in our lives.

Quilted Jackets

Ultra Shelf is headquartered in Eastern Idaho, and all you need to do is drive down the freeway or look around any of the small towns you'll pass through and you'll see that Idaho is full of artisans. It's part of why Ultra Shelf is located where it's located. This area of Idaho in particular is full of people who are dedicated to their craft. All around the little towns in Eastern Idaho you'll find people who have perfected their artistry and still practice it the way that was taught to them by their grandparents or their great-grandparents.

You have quilters and potters and soap makers and artists who are dedicated to their craftmanship, and that's part of why we love the quilted jacket trend so much — it speaks to that same dedication. It's harkening back to a simpler time, as cheesy as that sounds. And it's beautiful. It's a marriage ofcolors and patterns and textures to create something unique and fun. And while you can definitely buy a quilted jacket in a store right now, we love that people are making these. There's something very wholesome feeling about a quilted jacket, and we have been so inspired by all of the different colors and patterns and shapes that we've seen people put together on their quilted jackets.

Rococo Art

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, ‘The Swing' (1767-1768)

Rococo art refers to late baroque art. It's characterized by its decorative, flamboyant, and sometimes over-the-top extravagance. Recently, we're seeing a lot more people go back to vintage-style art with their home decor and we want to throw row Rococo's hat in the ring. The saturated pastel colors in most of these paintings are just unbelievable, and if you're looking for a way to add color back into an all-white homeas color becomes more popular again — this is a really good way to do it without being aggressive. Sometimes we talk with people who get really hung up on this idea of adding color into their home because they're worried it's going to overpower and detract and be too much. But if you're ready to jump away from neutrals-only, go Rococo. We have been so inspired recently by the beautiful colors and the attention to detail used in Rococo paintings and we love that you can add these to a neutral home in a way that elevates the space and feels thoughtful.


What have you been inspired by this month? We want to know!

Written by Maddison Driggs

Maddison is a copywriter who has been working in the interior design and home improvement area for the last five years. From hands on projects to writing for your favorite HGTV home reno couples, Maddison has developed a deep love for a well-styled room with the perfect personal touch.

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