Hello, Splendor Interview + Giveaway!

I’m so excited to share today’s interview with Beth Dotolo with you.  Beth is a most amazing multi-tasker, juggling all the joys of being an amazing interior designer, wife, mom to the oh-so-cute Maxton, blogger of both Hello, Splendor and Nest Interior Design, jewelry designer and on, and on.  I’m exhausted just thinking of all this wonder woman has going on!    Today Beth is sharing her inspiration insight with us in her Top 5 Places to Find Inspiration.
1. I’ve been finding my inspiration lately on pinterest.com. It’s basically a website for inspiration boards consisting of links from all over the web. It so beautifully organizes your favorite links into categories. And, the best part is that you can ‘like’, ‘repin’, and ‘follow’ other peoples boards to be constantly updated with the things that inspire them. It’s my new favorite site! Here’s a link to my pinterest: pinterest.com/bethdotolo/
2. Showrooms! One of my favorite places to be inspired are fabric and wallpaper showrooms. On the top of my list is ID Collection. They have a huge collection of American and European lines that are all displayed and styled amazingly. (http://www.interiordesigncollection.com/)
Sex and the City 2 via Elle Decor
3. Movies and Television. Set styling has been elevated lately to a new level and I am constantly being distracted from what I’m actually watching to dissect the environment. It’s the designer in me! Watch shows like Gossip Girl or The Tudors to see what I mean. Even the movie The Box was chock full of bold vintage wall papers and lovely spaces all very dynamic and beautifully lit. And, Hello… Sex and the City 2! I’m actually using a fabric on a client that I saw (after the fact) on a headboard in one of the trailers.
4. Oh, the blogs… there are too many that I read on a daily basis to even list. But, when I don’t have time to sift through them all in one sitting, here are the blogs I click on first: Style/SWOON, Aspiring Kennedy, Sea of Shoes, Fabulous K, The Bedlam of Beefy, A Cup of Jo, & Desire to Inspire.
5. Traveling is always inspiring. Not only because you’re exposed to new surroundings, but because most of the time it allows you to clear your head. Reset. And, let new inspiration take over. I don’t get to travel as much as I would like, but it’s on the top of my priority list!
Thanks Beth for sharing all of your wonderful inspiration ideas!  Now – for the giveaway…Beth is graciously offering up one of her stunningly simple necklaces.  The Someday Necklace, yes, named after this blog, will be given to a one of you!  All you need to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment on this post with you favorite part of Beth’s interview.  Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, June 15th.  Happy Commenting!
AND – I almost forgot – I’ve got the first of my guest posts up on Hello, Splendor today.  I’ll be the chatting about fashion on Beth’s blog, pop over and say hi!
xoxo, jill.
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26 Responses to “Hello, Splendor Interview + Giveaway!”


  1. 1 Crystal June 10, 2010 at 8:45 am

    oh the part about the blogs… my google reader is “blogged”down every morning..its amazing i get anything done!

  2. 2 xlegit June 10, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I love #4! Beth, where can I get that blogs and coffee poster? Aspiring Kennedy, Sea of Shoes, Style/SWOON, and FabK are some of my favorites!

  3. 3 Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy June 10, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Hi Jill, I saw your blog on Hello, Splendor and I really like it!

    My favourite part of Beth’s interview was the snippet about Pinterest. I LOVE Pinterest and use it quite regularly, but I didn’t know Beth was on it too, so now I am following her boards. Thanks so much for sharing and offering this great giveaway!!

    I love her jewellery!

  4. 4 Beth Dotolo June 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Thanks so much for interviewing me!! I love how it turned out… Can’t wait to find out who the winner is!

  5. 5 Carissa June 10, 2010 at 10:08 am

    #5 Love to travel! I always get so much inspiration from my travels.

  6. 6 Lisa G June 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

    LOVE the picture of Maxton working so hard! (& NOT just because he’s a “Max” like my son- also because I was there as “official slobber wiper”! ~Very used to this job as “mom” to Samson the Mastiff Slobber-Puss!

    Cute Interview!

  7. 7 heather j June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Beth’s got a great list and new shop! How pretty is that necklace? I’d say blogs and travels are two of my faves.

  8. 8 sue b. June 10, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I love to read about people in the blog world and what inspires them, how their lifes are, it almost feels like you get to know them a little, and this proofs that technology can reach out so many people.

    love her blog, and I also find traveling a huge access to inspiration

  9. 9 Helena June 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Great interview, I loved how Beth included TV shows, so true! and traveling and blogs! And everything actually, loved every bit!! Thanks!

  10. 10 Casey June 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for alerting me to pinterest- I’m headed there right now! 🙂

  11. 11 Janell Beals June 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Great interview with Beth! Found this site via Hello, Splendor! Janell

  12. 12 gina June 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    My favorite part was fabrics and wallpaper i ❤ them.

    Thanks

    Gina

  13. 13 missy begue June 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I was so excited to learn about pinterest.com. I can’t wait to get started! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. 14 Krystal June 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    definitely #5! Traveling is where I find peace and inspiration.

  15. 15 Leslie June 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Love all her ideas–especially tv shows. I’ve recently noticed some amazing decor on tv sets. That’s how I fell in love with Keep Calm and Carry On–Lipstick Jungle.

  16. 16 Miranda June 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I can’t wait to try out pinterest.com, thanks for sharing. thanks for sharing your inspiration and a lovely necklace 🙂

  17. 17 Lauren June 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I love that Beth is cool enough to use the same fabric as SATC2. And I love that she admitted that watching Gossip Girl could be an inspiration, because- really, who isn’t inspired by rich teen sub-culture? I know I sure am…

  18. 18 Piper June 11, 2010 at 5:59 am

    It was so great to learn more about Beth – I love her blog. I’m with her on pinterest…I’m hooked on it right now, such a cool thing to use!! And the necklace is just gorgeous – love it!!

  19. 19 Jillian (back to the nest) June 11, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Hey there, loving your blog!

    Never heard of pinterest before…super excited about it now. Thanks for sharing the interview!

  20. 20 maggie June 11, 2010 at 8:20 am

    just loved the jewelry!I am such a fan of simple gold pieces!

  21. 21 twotoo13 June 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I absolutely love Beth’s plugging Pinterest. I’ve been keeping links to inspirational design, photography, textiles, etc. in Google documents, but this is so much more stylish and useful. I’ll definitely be signing up–thanks!

  22. 22 tbg June 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    It’s always nice to hear how others are inspired – you just never know where you’ll find that spark 🙂

  23. 23 Natalie June 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    What a lovely necklace! I love Beth’s insight on the blogs that she reads every day. I read some of the same and am about to check out all the others because it seems like she has great taste!

  24. 24 Melissa June 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I love her list of favorite blogs, especially A Cup of Jo! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. 25 Alicia June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    i loved the part about pinterest because i just recently signed up for it but haven’t done much with it. looking through your stuff, Beth, made me excited about using my account more and how useful it will be! thanks:) love your simple, clean look for jewelry. it is perfectly my style:)


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