The husband and I have been traveling A LOT. I'm starting to get used to living out of a suitcase. While it means that getting projects done takes a little bit longer I have certainly been enjoying myself and yes, even finding inspiration all around me.
One such trip found us in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's not much to look upon at first sight, at least the whole ride over. However there are some really unique elements. After going to an art museum we decided we wanted to walk around Old Town Downtown. There were so many colors and I loved all the texture. There is something about history and architecture no matter where it is that just fascinates me.
Let's start with the doors. I was having a hard time not stopping at every single door to take a photo. In the photo above I loved the contrast of the bricks and the teal doors. I loved the rustic look of the peeling paint and the variations of the wrought iron. Do you notice the different patterns?
Texture. By now you might be realizing that I am a total tactile person. When we came up to this fountain I was intrigued. I love how some of the grout is deeper than others.
Does this remind anyone of our Color of the Year? Ya me too. I think one of the elements of Southwestern design that gets me excited is there use of bold colors.