The prompt was to design your dream back-to-school living space, and we love how cozy and calming Brigette's space feels.
As soon as we saw it, we couldn't help but get swept away in Bridget Nelson's design for our latest design challenge with H&M Home. We got to catch up with Bridget recently and learn more about her, where she finds inspiration, and what she's consuming lately.
Scroll through to learn more about Bridget and what’s on her wishlist.
In some ways I am just starting my design journey, buying a home last year and working on projects of my own, and now getting ready to go back to school to study architecture and design. But in recently deciding to get into it, I have realized that I've really always been a designer. I'm pretty sure I've rearranged every apartment I've lived in to every possible reconfiguration in my time spent there. I remember decorating with my mom a lot growing up, she was really my first inspiration, she showed me how much your living space can effect you and the way you live. She taught me to notice and appreciate the little things in life, and appreciate genuineness and quality over trends, and this undoubtedly shows up in my style.
My goal is to be able to become a designer who can help other people enjoy their daily living more by helping them create a space that is more beautiful, more functional, and more "them!"
I enjoy looking for and taking inspiration from all of the beauty in the world! I take a lot of inspiration from nature and history and artists of all kinds. I am so inspired by other artists, people who are good at something and create beauty, in whatever form they choose. Every time I go somewhere new I am taking in everything around me, and I love seeing different places around the world and throughout history. Galleries, museums, and gardens are a must.
A designer that I have been very inspired by recently is Heidi Caillier. I absolutely love everything that she creates. I am especially inspired by her use of color, pattern, and texture, and the ways that she combines them. She will sometimes use the same fabric or pattern on multiple elements of a room (such as a pillow, curtains, and lamp shade) and does it in a way that really brings the room together without feeling too matchy-matchy, sometimes it even takes me a minute to realize when she's done so in a design! It has inspired me to not be so afraid of using patterns for fear of making a room feel uncomfortable or "too much". Another thing that I have to mention is her incorporation of vintage/antique elements or pieces in a design, this is something that I have always done and loved and she does it so well. Her designs feel like a cozy and comfortable type of beauty that you actually want to live in rather than just look at.
A great way for me to recharge is by seeing new places and things whenever I can. Traveling to far off countries and places is amazing when you have the opportunity, but you'd be surprised by how energizing and inspiring it can be to just go for a walk in nature or a nearby town. I also love to read, and listen to music, and watch shows and movies with my husband and/or cat.
By the use of the word "consume" I'm assuming that you are referring to things other than just food haha. I have been listening to a band that I discovered recently called Hollow Coves a lot, very beautiful and inspiring music.
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