hello Tuesday: finding indoor inspiration

Monday has come and gone. Yesterday was busy and productive, hence the late hellos.

For those of you new to the blog, Hello Monday posts are where I share recent photos that help me start the week with fresh eyes and new inspiration.

This time of year I start to get a bit antsy to get out and about when we have some down time. I crave sunlight, Vitamin D and fresh air. If I'm bundled well and moving briskly, I really don't mind being outside in the cold. When the temperatures and elements are biting though, I'm always looking for places to kill some time without breaking the bank.

Last week on our anniversary, my husband and I visited the Nassau County Museum of Art here on Long Island. Don't let the gorgeous blue sky fool you. It was too frigid to really walk the grounds, but we found some gorgeous inspiration inside and enjoyed the escape. 

Hello Georgian Beauty.
This former Gold Coast mansion is home to the museum. It is lovely, elegant and light-filled with expansive views of the property and Roslyn Harbor.

China Then and Now. 
The museum's latest exhibit showcases Chinese works of art from the classical, early modern and contemporary periods and spans three galleries. The museum itself though is a jewel and worthy of exploration year-round.
Hello blue and white Chinese porcelain. 
(from the 17th-18th centuries)
These pieces once belonged to the former owners of the mansion, Childs and Frances Frick.
I love how the lotus leaf detail on this piece, especially, looks modern and current.

Hello fabulous Chinese garden stools

and artful design details at every turn.

Hello hallway with curved walls and a Greek Key chair rail (perhaps my favorite element)
and red dinosaur: part of the modern collection of Chinese art.
Hello giant ginger jar: its colors look like Spring to me. I'm hopeful it's not too far off.
Hello funny Foo Dog: I can't help but think he looks like the creatures from 
Where the Wild Things Are

hello winterscapes
They're pretty but getting old. I'm looking forward to seeing how they look in green.

Hello to a new week and some new opportunities.
Hello to you. 

What are you saying hello to this week?