The Friday Find: Summer Vacation Inspiration

Admittedly this post is a bit of cop out but we EMME Designers are heading out on vacation and we're up to our eyeballs in everything that going away for any extended period of time—with kids in tow—entails. OMG with the packing and planning and organizing and wrapping up of ALL THE THINGS before you can get out the door, sometimes taking a break almost doesn't seem worth it.

And that, my friends, is what I am bringing you for this week's Friday Find... inspiration. Because that's precisely why we are heading out on our respective vacations in the first place. To rediscover the beauty in this world, it's still there, we just know it. To snuggle with family, laugh with friends and reconnect with ourselves. To marvel at nature, the ultimate source of inspiration that underlies everything that we do in our work. 

Enjoy a taste of the sights and magic that we're hoping to marinade in over the next couple of weeks: 

It's entirely feasible that one of us just might spend the next couple of weeks staring at views similar to this one in Umbria, Italy. How's THAT for inspiration? Also, she might decide to never return. 

It's entirely feasible that one of us just might spend the next couple of weeks staring at views similar to this one in Umbria, Italy. How's THAT for inspiration? Also, she might decide to never return. 

A little closer to home, but no less spectacular, one of us will be meditating in a scene that looks a whole lot like this one along the shores of Lake Huron. 

A little closer to home, but no less spectacular, one of us will be meditating in a scene that looks a whole lot like this one along the shores of Lake Huron. 

Feeling inspired yet? I give you Lake Como. 

Feeling inspired yet? I give you Lake Como. 

I've been vacationing on Lake Huron since birth and despite having visited some pretty spectacular beaches around the world, I still consider many of the beaches along this great lake to be among the most beautiful I've ever seen. I would like to decorate an entire house using this very palette upon my return. 

I've been vacationing on Lake Huron since birth and despite having visited some pretty spectacular beaches around the world, I still consider many of the beaches along this great lake to be among the most beautiful I've ever seen. I would like to decorate an entire house using this very palette upon my return. 

No but wine though. WINE. 

No but wine though. WINE. 

There you have it. A few preemptive glimpses into the next two weeks that are lighting a fire under our fannies and driving us to get our shizz together and hit the road. We'll be back in two weeks, refreshed and rejuvenated and sufficiently inspired to get back to work. We'd love to spread a little of our reclaimed creativity in your space! Whether you're looking for a bit of a refresh or a full-blown overhaul, we'd love to hear from you! Contact us today (okay, fine yes, we're still checking email...)

Happy Summering!