Jaimie Drake via Color and Style
Personally, I don't like the upward, reaching, grasping, connotation to "aspiration." It's outward. Worse, to my ears, it's riddled with consumerism.
The Spade Kitchen. source: The Selby
Inspiration is much more inward. It's reflective, meditative, thoughtful. Organic.
source: Little Green Notebook (her own entryway)
I looked at blogs today with the word "aspire" in mind and I became depressed. Discontent. Envy stole my joy.
Jill Scholes via Desire to Inspire
I looked through the hundreds of images I have already saved to my computer which inspire me and I wanted to jump up and create something.
After hours and hours of looking at beautiful interiors today, both new and old, I traveled what seems like a gravel logging road from the valley of envy to the mountain top of exhilaration.
source: decor pad
I can imagine myself inside some of these interiors. They speak to me, personally, intimately.