Mood Board Monday Recap and Winners


Hi! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our special Mood Board Monday McLinky party this week. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did! All your rooms were amazing...West Elm and PATCH NYC loved them!!!

Wasn't it so cool to see how different all the rooms were when they were all inspired by the same items (the new PATCH NYC collection from West Elm)?!

I thought it'd be fun to do a quick statistics recap. On Monday, we had:
  • our most participants ever...22!!! (and we even got an additional mood board that didn't make the deadline...sorry!)
  • 8 living rooms/family rooms/dens, 4 sun rooms, 3 nurseries, 3 bedrooms, 3 dining rooms and 1 library/office
  • 3 people use this opportunity to do mood boards for a real live room in their house
  • 8 people who were inspired by just the prints, 4 by just the pillows, 3 by just the ceramic dishes, and 7 bloggers who were inspired by more than one of the collections
  • 10 newbies (this was your first time playing MBM) and 12 returning bloggers who had participated before
  • 4 Sarahs (including me...and we all spell our name with an "h"!)
Awesome, guys!!! Thanks so much! And a huge shout out and thank you to the super nice people over at West Elm (if you 're not a fan of theirs on facebook, you should be!) and the really talented and inspirational John Ross and Don Carney of PATCH NYC.

What? Oh, you want to know who gets the gift cards? Ok, ok! Truly you all deserve one, you did such brilliant work. But since there could only be 2, here's our "winners":

1. John and Don of PATCH NYC chose Sarah of Sarah Bohl Design as their favorite room! Sarah used their butterfly print as a starting point to redo her real life basement family room. Here's what the guys had to say..."We thought the color palette was sophisticated and appropriate for the room, we liked the furniture choices and the touch of animal print in the rug. Most of all, we like how the whole look was inspired by our butterfly print. This is a great example of how one favorite piece can be the starting point for decorating an entire room and we think Sarah did an exceptional job."

Congrats, Sarah!!!!

2. I had a really tough time picking my "favorite"...I love all of your rooms for one reason or another. So, in the end, I did what any indecisive girl does...I asked my husband!!! I showed him the 3 or 4 rooms that I had narrowed it down to and he liked Kyle's space of Knight Moves!! I love how Kyle used 2 of the gold botanical prints on cream (rose and thistle) and then added the light on dark pigeon one for a bit of funk in her imaginary living room. The black, white and gray palette with the few pops of goldenrod is really striking and sophisticated. This room has a lot of contrast -the white sofa opposite the two dark gray similar but different chairs, the modern floor and table lamps combined with that gorgeous traditional chandelier - but it doesn't feel too cold or stark, rather bold and graphic. I love how the clear acrylic coffee table and large scale geometric rug are both inexpensive options that pack a lot of punch and keep the room fun and not too serious. Congratulations, Kyle!!

What do you guys think? Who were your favorites?

Sarah and Kyle, can you email me at with your contact info? Then I can give it to our friend Kendall at West Elm and she'll send you your gift cards:) Keep us updated as to what goodies you get!

Thanks again, guys! To have so many of you reading, and taking time out of your busy lives to participate, is really mind blowing. I'll announce our next Mood Board Monday (back to just regular!) in a few weeks or so. Have a great day!


  1. I'm so excited!!! Thank you guys so much! Sarah, I will email you.

  2. Woohoo! Thanks to all :) Such a fun idea...really looking forward to the next one. I had a great time checking out everyone's ideas and was definitely impressed with the creativity level!

  3. i had a few faves, and these two were among them. congrats!! funny about all the "sarahs"!

  4. Great MBM!! Congrats to the winners & on the turn out. :)

  5. Well, I missed this Monday mood board, but I want in on the next one. What a fun idea, and good creative activity. Now if I can get the technology to do what I want it to do!

  6. Congrats, guys!!! I'm so sorry we couldn't give gift cards to everyone:)

    Sally - sorry you missed it, but you should definitely join in on the fun next time!!!

    You all are the best!

  7. Congrats to the winners! Everyone did great! Now when is the next one?? :)

  8. Congrats to the winners! I thought everyone did a great job. :)

  9. Congrats to everyone! All of the boards were great!


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