5.24.2010

Inspiration: Crystal of Plush Palate



In five words describe Crystal: passionate, poised, philosophical, strong, and grateful.  

When did you decide to start blogging and what directed the theme?: 
I started blogging in November 2008 (tough it didn't become a daily habit until May 2009) after reading an article written by a popular food blogger and fellow Tufts University graduate, The Wednesday Chef, in my alumni magazine. After visiting her blog, I thought, I want to try this! I instantly fell in love with that feeling of being 'published' and putting my inspirations and thoughts out into the universe. The funny thing is, I started as a fashion blogger because that's what I was interested at the time, but through time my interest evolved into interior design. So in many ways, blogging helped me unearth my true passion at a time when I was searching for my career calling. It's catapulted me into a career I absolutely love...and for that I'm endlessly grateful. 


Where do you go for design inspiration?: 
For inspiration I turn to my favorite design blogs. There are so many amazingly talented bloggers out there and I am constantly impressed by their intelligence, hard work, and creativity. They push me to challenge my own writing skills and to continue to hone my eye for design. For me it's important not to become complacent and to always be evolving. The design blog community helps inspire me to do that, while offering me support, camaraderie, and friendship. I can't even begin to tell you how many deep and meaningful friendships I've made through blogging!

What do you find catches your eye when it comes to interior space? 
A sense of harmony and serenity. Sometimes you can't explain it, but a room just feels right. Of course it has everything to do with the perfect composition of symmetry, scale, contrast, balance and more....but that's the behind the scenes stuff of what makes me feel wonderful in a space. I'm also drawn to neutral color palettes, a mix of rustic and modern, and attention grabbing decor at the moment. 



Just for fun, what would you say are your designer must haves? 
In fashion? Jimmy Choo heels (so comfy) and a Bottega Veneta purse (still dreaming of owning one someday...). In interiors? A Saarinen marble top tulip table and Sferra bedding. 

Find more of Crystal and Plush Palate Here:

* Thank you so much Crystal for sharing some inspiration with us. Be sure and check out this lovely lady's blog! You will find so many things to love about it:)

30 comments:

  1. I love these posts, Crystal has a great blog!! thanks for sharing this

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  2. I dream of a Saarinen marble-top table too! Thanks for introducing me to Plush Palate!

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  3. OMG my closet! : )

    Boy would I like to add a pair of Jimmy Choos to the shoe collection. And a Bottega Veneta weave purse would be pretty spectacular, as well!

    I have had the pleasure of meeting Crystal several times and she's awesome! Instant BFF. And I just said BFF and OMG in the same post... damn Monday mornings.

    Alaina

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  4. Nothing makes my day more than seeing other people's closets! (only organized ones though) Cute post!

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  5. Thanks so much for having me, Anna! It's such an honor!

    And Alaina...you make me laugh :)

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  6. Love, love, love that closet! Happy Monday!

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  7. Yay Crystal!

    I am familiar with her and her lovely blog.

    Thanks for your interview and insight on Crysta. Enjoyed it very much.

    ^-^ oxox

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  8. I love Crystal and her blog! She has always been so inspiring and helpful when I had my own blog questions! Love this post Anna and the layout - beautiful! -Jami

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  9. Really nice post! Thanks!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a wonderful post!

    Crystal is not only an amazing writer and person, but has such an eye for style...whether it be fashion, interiors, events, etc. She is one of my favorite bloggers, and I am happy to call her a friend :)

    p.s this is my first time visiting your lovely blog – I will certainly be back!

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  11. Hi doll, this is a great interview! Love that last picture with the zebra design, it's one oc my favorites! Hope you have a great week! xoxo

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  12. what a great interview! i can't wait for more "meet the blogger" features :) such fun!

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  13. Thank you for introducing me to Crystal's blog. Very cool! I love hearing the back stories of a blog. It makes following so much more interesting.

    :) Marcie

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  14. It is always such a treat to read about other bloggers. Great interview, Francine

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  15. Such a wonderful interview. Crystal's fabulous. Thanks for sharing her with us :)

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  16. Great post, I love Crystal's style, she's so chic!

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  17. Excellent post. I enjoyed reading about her blogging trail. I too love the connection to other design enthusiasts.

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  18. Excellent post. I enjoyed reading about her blogging trail. I too love the connection to other design enthusiasts.

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  19. i LOVE her closet, and i totally want it!! i wish that one day i could own a pair of jimmy choos as well!!! great interview!!

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  20. Great post! I love the questions you asked. I love Crystal! She has done a fabulous job with her blog and is such a sweetheart.

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  21. what a lovely gal! i must say that i just love the name of her blog! so presh!

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  22. This was really great, love Crystal's blog! So interesting to see how, when and what inspired people to blog. Great series.

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  23. your posts are wonderful it's great how you share other people's work with us i like your concept!

    gros bisous dear

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  24. your posts are wonderful it's great how you share other people's work with us i like your concept!

    gros bisous dear

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing this. I had never visited her blog, and it seems like I was missing something.

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  26. What a fabulous interview. Such divine style!

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  27. great post, i love hearing about how other bloggers get their inspiration.

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  28. Oh I absolutely love her page! Such a wonderful interview...enjoyed it so much!

    Many thanks!

    Cheers: Evi

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  29. I'm so glad I followed Crystal over to this lovely blog...can't wait to explore more! I also really enjoyed today's interview. The idea that "publishing" your thoughts and sharing them with a supportive and interested community can also direct and hone your own eye and focus is absolutely wonderful! I am a recent college graduate with a design blog of my own and this comment struck a a strong chord with me as I am just now beginning my professional quest. Thanks again Crystal and Anna!

    Btw, you can find me at www.hilaryinspired.com

    :-)

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  30. Such a great post! I love Plush Palate and have been reading her for a while now...always find inspiration there!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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