Pinteresting

Pinterest is such an amazing and useful tool.  The other day, a friend of mine, who’s re-doing her powder room wallpaper, asked for my advice on where to start looking for ideas. Without hesitation, I told her to check out Pinterest. To my surprise, she never heard of this site.  It was so fun to show her the results of our “powder room wallpaper” search. Up came so many beautiful images, my friend was so impressed!  That’s really my favorite way to use Pinterest, (aside from creating inspirational pinboards) I’d love to hear about some other new ways to utilize this addictive and creative site.

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  1. Catherine wrote:

    I'm so addicted, it's almost a problem. Lately I've been using it a lot to find examples of how a Craigslist find can be used in a beautiful, upscale space. Sometimes it's hard to see the potential of something that's just got a semi-blurry picture in bad lighting; it helps to show someone a similar piece in an awesome room.

    As an aside, I think I'm in love with the wallpapers in both the first and second powder rooms!

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  2. Stephanie wrote:

    I love pinterest too! And I'd love your opinion on today's post – which bookshelves to choose!

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  3. The pink is my favorite! I'm obsessed with pinterest. Thanks to the site, it's given me so many new style ideas, decor ideas and recipes! I wowed everyone with my spiderweb cupcakes courtesy of pinterest. and it was a cinch!

    xoxo Jessica

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  4. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog! Love the pink wallpaper.

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  5. Tonia wrote:

    I agree pintrest is a great place to find inspiration when you're planning to decorate a space. I can recall saving photos on my computer hardrive which resulted into a total disaster.

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  6. You have collected some beautiful images. There's a lot of sifting to do lately on pinterest.

    Ciao!

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  7. Loving all of these, but the first one is SO cute and charming!

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  8. I love Pinterest! The only problem for me is that they don't always show the original source. That's so annoying for bloggers! But other than that I absolutely adore it to no end. It's my new blogging google search haha.

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  9. I am a full blown addict!! Happy 2012! xx

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  10. Pretty new to it, and just getting my feet wet but I think you seem its value when you type in say blue and white bathroom in google then type in the same thing on Pinterest..its amazing to see how it fine tunes the search and automatically has a bevy of beauties as opposed to having to sort through so many random things on google….I could see how it could get addicting!

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  11. LisaMende wrote:

    Totally addicted. I use it to collect ideas when I start working on a job. it's a great place to compare things. i also use it to remember where i saw something like a recipe or a DIY!

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  12. Tabitha wrote:

    My mum has that first wallpaper, I love crazy walloper in bathrooms.

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  13. I agree!!! I can get caught up on that site and not even realize that a couple hours have gone by, lol….a total lifesaver of endless inspiration!

    Happy New year to you and yours!

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  14. Elizabeth wrote:

    I am not usually a fan of wallpaper, yet these pics are making me reconsider.

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  15. Pinterest is an amazing sight and from the looks of this…I might have to reconsider using wallpaper in the 2nd powder bath. These all had me at Hello!

    xoxo E

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  16. I love using pinterest to keep a pulse on trends. And it is definitely one of the best places to search for images!

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  17. Very cute wallpaper in no 1! Am a huge bird lover!

    Yes 'Pinterest' is great. Such a great resource – bot for storing and for finding. I am there daily!

    x Charlotta

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  18. I love that geometric wallpaper in the second image. Nice to share a source with others.

    Hugs!
    Debra

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  19. Great images!
    I think that a powder room with an incredible wallpaper is so stylish. Love the patterns and colours!

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  20. I love that first powder room by Sarah Richardson. The pattern is fab! The second is going into the inspiration file for sure!

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  21. designchic wrote:

    Isn't it amazing…such a wonderful source for anything that you can imagine. Love these powder rooms with great wallpapers!!

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  22. Sarah wrote:

    Say no more…I am OBSESSED with the PIN!!! I can't stop once I log on…ugh, but its so fun! ;-0

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  23. I'm inspired, just requested an invite. Gorgeous images..happy new year!

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  24. Pinterest is fun! Although I go in waves on it. I get obsessed then need a break and jump into it again. But I ALWAYS tag each photo I pin from a site with a clear description to make it easier for others to find. Let's all do that!

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  25. I love your pins of the wall-paper. Pinterest never gets old does it? As a designer, I'm looking forward to what Pinterest does for the world of design, personally, I think it will spark a whole new wave of creativity….with so many visually assets, I think people will always want something new, that they haven't seen before…What better way to stimulate the economy?

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  26. Hi Sue!
    I love the bird wallpaper in the first shot. It's going right to my Deck the Walls board.
    Lynn

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  27. Yes it's amazing. I just wish my boards were as neat and organized as some pincers – another place that can make you feel inadequate. The only negative is that you sometimes see viral pins showing up in everyone's posts. ADORE that third shot.

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