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Where Inspiration Comes From

When I first walked into HomeWorld for a job interview as a copywriter, I thought “They just have to hire me. I can’t imagine working in a more beautiful place than this.” That was 25 years ago. Even today, the furniture in our showroom still inspires me.

That’s the thing about inspiration. It’s everywhere. You just have to know where to look.

Pinterest, for example has not only changed the way I live, but also the way I think. For those who have to ask, Pinterest is the hottest social media virtual pinboard that connects viewers by interests rather than relationships, such as Facebook. Sure, I probably spend way more time on than let’s say doing house cleaning. But what’s more fun?

It’s not just me. According to, I am just one of 10.4 million users on Pinterest looking for visual inspiration whether it be crafts, cooking, fashion, or home decorating.

For example, this weekend, I am hosting a party at my home.  Last month, I browsed Pinterest for inspiration.

Flavors were first on my mind. I wanted something different than the candy bars I’ve seen at previous parties. Since this is a grad party for our very theatrical teenage daughter, I decided a popcorn bar would match our theatre-themed event.

Getting our popcorn bar ready!

When I saw this photo display on Pinterest, I knew this would be perfect for our party since our daughter is an avid photographer.

We simply had prints made (basically from her facebook page), clipped them to string to hang in the room and we had instant decorations!

Setting up our photo display

Since the party would be at night, lighting was especially important. I love mason jars and so when I saw this photo on Pinterest, it really caught my attention.

Luckily, I found 17 brand new mason jars at a garage sale two weeks ago that would fill the ticket.

Our jars will look amazing for the party.

Well, that’s our plan anyway. Next week I will post pictures of the actual party and share people’s reaction to our event. Do you use Pinterest for inspiration? What ideas are you using in your home right now? Send us your comments. For more inspiration, visit HomeWorld Furniture’s debut on Pinterest at

About Terri Dux

Besides being a writer, passionate blogger, and photographer for HomeWorld Furniture, Terri is also co-owner of a local t-shirt craft company. When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes to sew, vermicompost, and thrift at neighborhood garage sales.


2 comments on “Where Inspiration Comes From

  1. "HOMIE"
    June 28, 2012

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