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Get Inspired and Some SF Home Fronts


Inspired Design ChallengeStarting next week, I’m teaming up with a few of my favorite bloggers to challenge ourselves to get creative!  If you haven’t already, meet Angie from Angie’s Roost, Lindsay from Life of Splendor, Kristin from Bliss at Home and Sara from Embrace My Space.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be using five stores as inspiration to move our homes forward.  Anything goes!  DIYing a shower curtain from Target, adapting a furniture layout found in the pages of an old Anthropologie catalog, painting an accent wall the color of the rim of a pair of sunglasses from Urban Outfitters—you name it!

We won’t be hosting link parties but we’d love it for you to play along and get inspired with us : ] Just leave a comment with a link to your post and we’ll feature some of our favorite inspiration posts each week.

In other news, we spent the past 4th of July (extended) weekend in San Francisco visiting family.  San Francisco has some of my favorite home architecture on this planet hands down!  I wasn’t able to squeeze in as much photo snapping of all the unique homes I would have liked (that could take weeks!) but I did manage to get in a few from a couple of the neighborhoods we were in (mostly South San Francisco and Ocean Beach).  Have a look!SF home 6SF home 5I needed a close up of those beautiful planters (or oversized statement window boxes?).  Gorgeous, right?SF home planter SF home 4 SF home 3 SF home 2I don’t think I’d ever paint my exterior Pepto Bismal pink but I’d love having a neighbor do it!  I can’t help but smile just looking at this photo.SF home 1A Mondrian inspired home front.  I wonder if it extends to the interior?SF home 7Apparently I was really drawn to color this weekend!

Are you planning on taking on the Inspired Design Challenge with us?  Any projects jump to mind?

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Author: Jennifer @ Brave New Home

Hi! I'm Jennifer from Brave New Home ( I blog about overcoming fear and transforming a house into a home one DIY project at a time.

15 thoughts on “Get Inspired and Some SF Home Fronts

  1. What an awesome competition! (I love competitions.) And I love the idea of taking inspiration from different stores. I can pretty much walk into Anthropologie and get knocked over by how much inspiration is coming at me. It’s kinda overwhelming in a “cant-write-ideas-down-fast-enough” kinda way. Looking forward to seeing these posts! (And possibly joining in on the fun.)

  2. Can’t wait to see your Target-inspired project! And I absolutely ADORE those (teak?) window boxes on that home you photographed!

  3. Oh-em-gee….those planters! And the color of that home! Amazing! I hope you all had a fantabulously good time on your trip!

  4. So excited! I’ve been searching for inspiration all day and just can’t make up my mind…I’ll send it soon and am dying to see what you lovely creatives come up with!

  5. Very intriguing! I can’t wait to see what you gals come up with. I’ll try to jump in at some point!

  6. So, will each challenge be announced at the beginning of the week and culminate at the end of the week with a big ‘reveal’?

    • Ah, okay. So each Monday, we will be publishing a post inspired by the inspiration store of the week. So for next Monday, for example, the inspiration store is Target. You can hop online or go to the store and use something about Target to inspire you to do something home-related. For this challenge, I think I’m creating a mood board for our bathroom which I will publish on Monday 7/15. The challenge is simply to get inspired and act on it : ] Am I making sense?

  7. Good stuff! Going to be such a fun series :) xo Kristin

  8. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of San Francisco. I have never been to California, but I have a few friends that live in your great state. (I’m thinking I need to get my act together and visit the ‘other’ coast.)

    As to the design challenge, what fun! I am so excited and can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    • CA definitely has something for everyone—it’s such a diverse place. I hope you can make it out one day. I’m happy to give travel tips : ]

      You should join the challenge! I’d love to see what you come up with—I’m sure it would be inspiring!

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