I am a long-time fan of decorating magazines, and I am also a keeper of magazines. For years now I've been subscribing to Country Living (my favorite!) and Southern Living (love Rick Bragg's essays on the very last page!). I'll read them more than once then pass them off to a friend or put them in the guest room or in the powder room basket for a seasonal touch. After a while I recycle them.
However, there are other magazines that I keep, as in, for years and years, and this is where I get my inspiration.
This is an oldie but a goodie, and it served as inspiration when I was deciding on window treatments for our living room. Now I did not attempt to replicate this space entirely, and I was working with the furniture I already had. Still, I wanted the same cheerful feel to what is surely my favorite room in the house, the living room.
On nights when I just don't feel like reading a novel, or I can't force myself to sit through another HGTV rerun, I go to these, and somehow I come away inspired, even if I've already looked at the magazines dozens of times.
Have a happy hump day!