Thank you to my world traveling niece for sending me a plethora of gorgeous inspiration pattern and texture photos from her recent travels in Hungary, Slovakia, and Germany. I’ve got a lot more to share, so stay tuned!

The above color palette is from a ceiling detail at a castle in Bojnice, Slovakia. I can’t imagine how this room must have glowed, shimmered, and sparkled back in the day when it was illuminated by a room full of candle chandeliers and sconces. It must have been breathtaking! Below are a few more patterns and textures from the same castle. Learning the artistry of design from the Masters of the past is truly a blessing. And to imagine they did all this without the aide of modern technology and equipment!