Friday, February 24, 2012


Ah, Friday! Here are a few thoughts from the week...

~Today I'm excited to report that Sarah has released the latest Mood Board Monday activity and this time around the inspiration is Etsy art and photography. The idea behind Mood Board Monday is to create a design board using one of the pieces of inspiration (this time it's artwork) for your board. Here are the options Sarah has given:

Carl Christensen (a Philadelphia area photographer!)

"Live Colorfully" by Jon and Camila Pavone

It's really so much fun, so I encourage you all to join in. It's really cool to see how each person creates a completely different vision and design using similar inspirations. I've learned so much through participating in these - not only about putting together a board but also being part of this awesome community we call the blogosphere.

Now I need to start thinking about which one I'm going to use for my inspiration and what type of room I'm going to do...decisions, decisions...I'll keep you updated.

~ I'm very pleased to report that the services page for West Pear Interiors has been updated. And it feels SO good! Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming support. I'll be sure to keep you updated on the process of starting my own decorating business.

~ And the post wouldn't be complete without a shout out for my little sweetie pie. Sheila is going to be 18 months old on Sunday! And I simply can't believe it. What a cutie batootie and half. I'll share a few photos with you soon.

Have a great weekend!!


  1. Holly, this looks like such a fun challenge. I'm going to try to carve out some time to do this. Happy Birthday half birthday to your little and I'm so excited about your business. You are going to do GREAT!!

  2. Ohh... congratulations on the milestone of your little one! :) And I can't wait to check out your design services link! You will do amazing things- this is such an exciting time! I also love the etsy art above. That's a great idea to kick off a moodboard challenge! Have a great weekend!

  3. I could definitely be inspired by that first image! 18 mos. goes by so fast doesn't it?!? Enjoy!

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  5. I had too many misspellings that I had to remove my comment, I guess that's what happens when I'm up too early :)
    Love the first image! Congrats on getting up and running with your design business, I'm sure you will do great!, you have a very cool style!

  6. Congrats on your design business! You will be wonderful at it!

  7. Congrats, again, girl! You are on a roll! (I think you need to add designer to the articles you publish) :)

    Anxious to see your mood board, I'm not telling, but I've chosen which one I think you'll pick!

  8. Yay for making your design biz official on the blog! Can't wait to hear about your fun projects! And I think 18 mos. is just about the most delightful age for a little on, enjoy every second!
    Looking forward to this MBM too!


  9. Congratulations, Holly! Your news is exciting and exhilarating, and I'm super happy for you. Also sending a big happy birthday wish to the little princess on her big day :-)

  10. How exciting Holly! I"m sure you will have a very successful business. Oh, 18 months:) What a very sweet age full of adventures and happiness.

  11. Thanks so much for reposting about MBM, Holly! It would be great if we could get some new players from it!!

    OMG, congratulations on getting your services page up and running!! This is huge, it is like really real now!!! So exciting! Its been so fun watching and following along on your journey, its really inspiring.

    Yay for 18 months! Seems like such a big deal, doesn't it? Halfway to 2:) Give Sheila a hug for us:)

  12. I am hoping to contribute to this series. Each piece is so very different.