Pinterest Inspiration | A Spring Theme

While looking through Pinterest this week, this Pottery Barn photo immediately caught my eye. It’s a beautiful duvet cover and sham resting against a dark, textured headboard.

Pottery Barn’s Sienna Paisley Duvet Cover & Sham

The duvet and sham have a gorgeous paisley pattern set on a soft blue background. The light blues and greens are accented with crisp white linens and I immediately pictured the warm breeze of a sunny, spring day gently rustling curtains around an open window. What also caught my attention was the richly textured headboard that the sham rests against. The dark hues of the woven headboard ground the other softer, lighter colors and provide a lovely contrast that showcases them all beautifully.

This is a beautiful photo. It sets the mood perfectly for marketing and selling this bedding set in Pottery Barn’s spring collection. As a scrapbooker, it also provided me the perfect inspiration for a layout.

All supplies from Designer Digitals | Template: Layer Works No. 100 by Studio Double D. Cardstock: Oiselet Rouge Solids Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet. Patterned Papers: Minst Melon Paper Pack and Solina Paper Pack by Maplebrook Studios.

The picture that I wanted to focus on is cheerful-looking but the circumstances weren’t so happy. My daughter has had some health issues recently and I took this photo to help us focus on the silver lining in the situation – that she was able to spend a lot of time alone with my husband and me.

Using the Pottery Barn color palette, I framed the page with light blue and light green patterned papers, but grounded the photo on a piece of darker brown cardstock. To bring more of the soft spring feel into my layout, I used Designer Digital’s Layer Works No. 100 template that includes the butterfly, ribbons, and soft stitching, as well as the brushwork and brackets. I added more strips of the blue and green patterned papers in the masks provided in the template, along with a third softly patterned paper that brought in a bit of the brown background. The pastel colors and hues, along with the spring-themed embellishments, help to convey the mood that I was striving for.

I hope that you’ll be as inspired by the colors and textures in the Pottery Barn photo as I was! As we head into warmer, spring weather, I’d love to hear what’s inspiring you. Let me know in the comments where you find inspiration and maybe I’ll use it in a future column. You can also follow my Pinterest boards here.

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5 Responses to Pinterest Inspiration | A Spring Theme

  1. Lori March 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Love this post! Great inspiration!

  2. Marie March 14, 2012 at 2:47 am #


  3. Gab March 14, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Wow that bedding is just so pretty. I want it now! And your LO is just gorgeous. I hope your DD gets better soon

  4. Karen March 14, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I love that you’ve taken your inspiration from a catalog. The story behind the layout makes it so much more meaningful and promotes thinking about the positive in the bad times. Very nicely done!

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