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A Day Of Inspired Design

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If I have learned anything from design, it’s that you have to find inspiration from what’s around you. For instance, when I first started the design process for my own home, I was inspired by a recent trip to Palm Springs. The colors and textures were spot on for what I had envisioned for our home. The trip was exactly what I needed for inspiration.

I recently visited Chicago with Delta Faucet for a day of inspired design. This trip was hosted by Delta Faucet, featuring Sherry & John Petersik of Young House Love & a docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. It was exactly what it was supposed to be, INSPIRING. We took this day and immersed ourselves in Chicago architecture and design, tapped into what we experienced and put it towards a design concept for either a kitchen or bathroom design of our choice. I’m choosing to redo a small powder bath, so I looked for inspiration that would take a small space from boring to awesome!

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Because I will ALWAYS be an avid art deco and mid-century fan, I found inspiration in a few of the historical buildings in downtown Chicago. This timeless style paired with Delta Faucet’s Zura faucet will make my bathroom design both modern and timeless. I’m all about clean lines and brass accents.

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Speaking of art deco, this marble wall that I saw at the Harold Washington Library Center blew my mind! The small details woven in the wall is what makes design so beautiful.

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Also at the Harold Washington Library Center was this amazing tiled floor that they had in the lounge area. They paired it with mid-century furniture, which is exactly what I have hopes for doing in the bathroom. Pairing old with new can never be overdone.

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While on our tour, we stopped to eat at Ema, a really cool modern, bohemian restaurant. I, of course, took note of the greenery on the ceiling and the hanging baskets. Could I incorporate that in my space? Hmmmmm.

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After we toured Chicago, we participated in an inspiration collage challenge that was inspired by the tour, what we saw and how we will implement it into our design. You can see mine above. She She was in attendance at the event and we were able to use their AMAZING paper as part of our inspiration collage. I chose one that I felt captured the essence of art deco.

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I have to say that this trip fueled a few design needs that I had. Chicago is one of those cities that can leave you breathless after really experiencing it. Now I am ready to design a bathroom that inspires me as a designer. Check out this video of our journey with Delta!

Thank you, Delta Faucet!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.

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