People often ask me how I come up with the ideas and designs for Habersham’s ever-growing line. It’s a hard question to answer because the sources of my inspiration are virtually limitless. Take, for example, the Finestra Breakfront I designed for our Hearst Castle Collection®. The idea for this piece struck me as I was walking the Castle grounds. I came upon the Casa del Sol guest house where a beautiful courtyard window frieze ( shown far left) instantly caught my eye.
At the time, I was working on a Breakfront design for the new collection and thought the architectural styling and meticulous detailing of this lovely window design would provide the perfect design elements for the top and front of the piece. We named the design “Finestra,” which is Italian for window.
You can see a more detailed view of the piece by clicking here.
While I certainly don’t always have the luxury of exploring Hearst Castle for ideas, I do have countless other resources to look to as well – ranging from elegant antiques once found in 18th and 19th century estates to Europe’s grand architectural design styles and structures, to simple textures, tones and design elements I might stumble upon in my own everyday surroundings…the list goes on and on.
Where do you find your design inspiration? Try to look at everything around you a little differently – you might just discover your next great design idea.