sometimes i spend time looking at rooms that may seem completely over the top, but somehow look just fabulous. they draw me in — mostly with pure admiration for the bravado of the designer. designers like wary meyers, kelly wearstler or jonathan adler take rooms to the edge of their imagination and don’t give a damn what we think — but we usually end up oohing and ahhing. their use of pattern and bold colors may not be something some of us could live with on a day to day basis, but what i like to do is kind of dissect the rooms and cull the ideas i think could work for me, in say perhaps a little less dramatic way — a print or pattern pairing, or a color palette; the use of artwork or a mix of genres. i stumbled upon this great pinboard and discovered some real beauties. here’s to celebrating the extremes and finding the gems that ignite our own creativity.