The Next Mood Board Monday: Bold and Bright Area Rugs


Hi! Wow, sorry for the long delay there in between posts. No excuses, just life getting in the way:)

So how about another Mood Board Monday McLinky party? Let's do it on Monday, March 8th. That gives you a couple of weeks to get inspired, spend imaginary money and prepare your room design:)

This time the party is all about bold, bright and geometric area rugs. Frankly I'm getting tired of all this cold and injection of fun and cheery rooms might be just the thing! I remembered dog-earring this cool mustard and cream rug when I was flipping through the latest West Elm catalog (it comes in chocolate brown and ivory too). Then I thought stripes might be a good balance...and who's better at stripes and rugs than Dash and Albert?! So, here they are, your inspiration items....choose one...and design a room around it:

1. Andalusia Rug from West Elm

{Exotic pattern from a traditional silk scarf is reinterpreted for the floor in wool and cotton. In Horizon and Ivory}

2. St. John Stripe Indoor/Outdoor rug from Dash and Albert

Hope you like one of them!!! For anyone unfamiliar with the concept of the Mood Board Monday McLinky party, here's the general idea (we would love to see some new faces):

1. This is not a mood board competition for designers (although designers are more than welcome to participate). This is a fun way to share all of the creativity out there and showcase how we can all start from one inspiration point and end up with a variety of ideas.
2. To be a participant, you need to create a complete mood board for a room of your choice using one of the two inspiration pieces shown here.
3. On Mood Board Monday party day (Monday, March 8th in this case), come back here to link up to the party. You will need to include your sources in your post and give a brief description of the room and how you used the inspiration item.

Check out our past Mood Board Monday parties here: MBM01, MBM02, MBM03 and MBM04.

Please spread the word...the more bloggers, the more creativity and beautiful rooms!! See you back here in a couple of weeks, I'm looking forward to all the different kinds of spaces that can spring from just one starting point:)


  1. Fun! Love your choices. I'm in for sure this time.

  2. I'm in, too! Both of these are great choices and I'm looking forward to a little spring decorating.

  3. Oh funny! I just used the West Elm rug in a design board for a client. Can't wait to see what everyone does! Janell

  4. Sarah, you always pick items that challenge me.. I love that. Hopefully life gives me a few mintues to jump on the bandwagon this time! :)

  5. Hey, everyone! Oh good, I was so worried that no one would like these choices!! Phew!!!

    Court - totally hope you can join us!!!!

    Janell - wow, too funny! I can only imagine what great things you've done with that rug in your client's design board:)

  6. I'm in! And I am putting a reminder on my calendar so I don't forget!!

  7. I am going to try to participate again as well. Love the choices.

  8. Ooh! I've never done a MckLinky party OR a mood board. Maybe I'll try it out!

  9. I think I'll join you!
    -Susan from Project Balancing Act.


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