A few weeks ago, I wrote a post to help you get inspired to decorate your home. Today I'd like to share a few of my favorite Pacific Northwest sources of inspiration with you.
If you need ideas on how to create an interesting floral arrangement, design a fun tabletop, make a comfortable but beautiful dinner for a few close friends, select unique contemporary art for your home, or would like to shop local and give back at the same time, these Pacific Northwest creatives have got you covered.
Kinfolk is a quarterly lifestyle magazine based in Portland, Oregon focusing on creating small gatherings and celebrating makers of all kinds. The publication is full of beautifully shot photographs, simple yet elegant recipes, and contributions from talented creatives in the Pacific Northwest and all over the world. Kinfolk doesn't stop with the magazine. You can attend in-person events, purchase their recent cookbook, and, beginning this summer, wear clothing from Kinfolk's new brand Ouur. Stay up-to-date on Kinfolk through their blog, which recently featured Seattle's own Peter Miller Architecture and Design Books.
Gabriel Cabrera | The Artful Desperado
Gabriel Cabrera is the talented and discerning tastemaker behind the Vancouver BC art and lifestyle blog The Artful Desperado. In addition to his contemporary art curation skills, Gabriel is an exceptional food stylist and photographer. Visit The Artful Desperado if you need inspiration for selecting new art to adorn your walls. Do not visit this blog if you're hungry and can't eat for another hour or two.
Moorea Seal is a Seattle-based jewelry designer and so much more. Her online (and soon to be brick-and-mortar) shop is full of handmade objects from artists around the United States. I love how she defines her company's relationship with Seattle. "We are inspired by the city of Seattle, the adventuresome spirit of the great Pacific Northwest, and the beautiful balance of a sleek, chic metropolitan city surrounded by fresh and rustic nature." If that's not enough, Moorea Seal's motto is Do Good, Do Great. Seven percent of all proceeds from her store are donated to non-profit organizations involving caring for animals, health and wellness, children's needs, women's causes, and protecting our planet.
Cassandra LaValle | Coco + Kelley
One of my favorite ways that Cassandra LaValle of Coco + Kelley expresses herself creatively is through her interesting tabletop designs. Her unique concepts like Modern Mexicana Valentine's Day and Moroccan Easter brunch keep me coming back to her website for all types of inspiration again and again.
Chelsea Fuss | Frolic!
Have you ever dreamed of learning floral design? You're in luck. On May 17th Portland-based commercial prop stylist and floral designer Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! will be here in Seattle to teach a one-day floral design masterclass. You'll visit Pike Place Market to shop for flowers and create a masterpiece that will make your home even lovelier. It sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday!
Now it's your turn. Take a few moments out of your day, visit these locals, and get inspired for that next big project!