Hi! Happy Columbus Day!! Ok, I'm crazy...2 blog parties in one day!!! (Scroll down or click here to see the fall decor I put up this weekend and my post for the DIY Show Off Fall Festival.)
And for the second...I'm pretty excited about this. Pk from Room Remix is hosting her first "Mood Board Monday" today. It's a link party where everyone creates their own mood board (for any kind of room) that uses one of the 2 inspiration pieces PK posted earlier. Cool, right?! It'll be awesome to see the different kinds of spaces that all spring from just one (or 2) starting point.
I was immediately drawn to the Michael Miller Floral Gardens Trellis fabric in lime that PK posted. It would make such a gorgeous throw pillow. (I'm sort of obsessed with decorative pillows. Just ask my husband.) So I decided right away to do a living/family room.
I tried to make this a mood board for a room that I would want in my house (as opposed to for a "client"). I also didn't really work within a budget, but I did try to shop stores/places that I would normally go to when buying stuff for myself. I knew I wanted the room to have a light, bright and airy feel, with a subtle coastal/cottage vibe.
1. Palette and wall color: I would do a soft pale greenish/grayish/blue on the walls, something like Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue, Pale Smoke, or Sea Foam. I'd use lots of whites, dark browns and gray, with pops of the lime.
2. Love this rug rug from CSN Lighting in fallon gray and ivory
3. A white coffee table to keep the space feeling light and pop of that dark rug
4. A classic, neutral sofa (the Cameron Sofa in Almond Paste Crate and Barrel)
5. The lime trellis throw pillow beauty
6. Gotta have more fun throw pillows like this hand-made one in a Funky Floral from etsy seller Maria's Cosy Cushions
7. Because I love mixing pillow patterns, it would be nice to have a solid to anchor the collection like this one from Pottery Barn
8. I would place 2 of these Belmont Armchairs from Pottery Barn across from the sofa. I love their mix of wood and fabric, and their basket-weave rattan adds to the coastal vibe.
9. On one of the chairs would be this great Vintage Butterfly pillow cover from West Elm.
10. For an end table next to the sofa, I would use this Ara Pedestal Table in Espresso from Grandin Road. It would also help bring dark brown to that side of the room and balance out the chairs.
11. Pebble Table Lamp from West Elm
12. I would put the TV on some sort of refurbished console table, like this awesome one from White Berry Reinvented
13. For wall art, I'd start with this super cool posters from artist Jennifer Hill...Galway and Tuscany would totally add that pop of lime to the walls. (Plus I've been to both Ireland and Italy!)
14. I'd also love to do a wall of these Mirrored Heron Gigclee Prints from Ballard Designs.
15. I'd want to bring in some large glass fun-shaped containers/vases like these from Pottery Barn (but I'm sure I could collect or find some for less money with more history at flea markets, etc.).
16. And add vintage charm with some blue Ball Mason jars like the one I found at Brimfield and the ones Layla is selling at Lettered Cottage Home.
Well, whattya think?! This was really fun to do, though it took me a lot longer than expected. I had trouble deciding on a lot of things for myself, there's just so much out there I like. This was definitely a great experience, thanks for the challenge, PK!!!