Paumes books: color inspiration

Last month I wrote about the Japanese Paumes books.  These books are so inspiring — every page is full of great ideas.  I decided to start a series where I pick an image or room in one of the books and do a project or design a space based on the inspiration.

The inspiration for this month is the awe inspiring home of stylist Susanna Vento featured in Finland children’s spaces.  I love the peachy/pink color scattered in parts of her daughter’s room so much I decided to paint something in my house that color.

I found this great set of wooden mushrooms (I collect mushrooms), primed them, and then mixed two paint colors together; acrylic white and craftsmart’s Neon Orange.  This was such an easy and fun project.  I hope you enjoy!

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Last week I received in the mail Finland Children’s Spaces and the new Be Creative With Famille Summerbelle Books.  I was so excited and couldn’t wait to look through each page.  Japanese Publishers Paumes does such an amazing job of curating and photographing the homes of talented artists and creatives.  I am a huge fan of all their books and have been collecting them for many years.  Every Birthday, Christmas, and Mother’s Day my husband always knows what to get me.   The funny part is that they are all written in Japanese, I buy them only for the images, but they are definitely worth it.  What I like most about them is that they show how real people live in their spaces and the creative and clever ways they decorate in them.  My favorites are all the Family Style and the Children’s Rooms Books.  I’m really excited about the new book they did on the talented Famille Summerbelle.  They show really fun craft projects as well as their home in Paris.  The nice part is that all the craft projects are in English too, hooray!

I usually buy my books directly online from Paumes.  Whenever I’m in San Francisco I pick them up at my favorite bookstore in Japantown, Kinokuniya.

I find these books so inspiring that on One More Mushroom I will be starting a series, where I take an image or room in one of the books and do a project or design a space based on the inspiration.