This blog party is all about seeing how different people are inspired differently by the same things. This time we're appreciating some good art and celebrating some talented artists. Your challenge was to design a room inspired by one of these three pieces of artwork found on etsy.com. Beautiful, right? Shouldn't be hard;)
1. "Romance of Fall" by photographer Carl Christensen
2. "Live Colorfully" by Him & Her Abstract Art
1. The palette - taken directly from Cori's "Bird Art Community Tree" illustration and further solidified by the right bedding. The room in which Maura will probably move to for her "big girl room" is our office, which is already painted BM Woodlawn Blue and we would keep it, such a pretty color. It's similiar in value to her nursery color, but its just slightly more green-blue.
2. Once she's made the transition to a real bed, I want to give her the twin bed I grew up sleeping in. This is just a representation of it, since I don't have a current photo. It's walnut, with an arched back and ball posts on both the headboard and foot board.
3. For bedding, I love this Scalloped Organic Patchwork Quilt and Sham from Pottery Barn. I like the idea of something with a lot of pattern, sort of mix and match. Casey from loft & cottage used this quilt recently in her client's cozy little guest room and I pinned it on my "Big Kids Room" board as soon as I saw it. The colors work perfectly with Cori's bird art.
4. Love these Spring Time Sheets from Land of Nod! A nice "nod" to our woodland "theme".
5 and 6. For throw pillows on the bed, I'd use these two from the recently launched Caitlin Wilson Textiles (Peacock Scallop and Tangerine Lotus ). All Caitlin's patterns and colors are GORGEOUS, but I liked especially how these two played with everything else in the room.
7. On the floor (over the wall-to-wall cream carpet), this Iznic Dhurrie rug in Citron from West Elm.
8. Maura already has the Ikea Hemnes 8 drawer dresser in white in her nursery. I'd either move it from there to her new room or just buy another one if we ever have another baby.
9. To spice up the Ikea dresser though, I'd swap out the oil-rubbed bronze hardware for these Zinnia Knobs in Aqua from Anthropologie.
10. Yellow Eden Table Lamp from Land of Nod.
11. Over the dresser, these dramatic Dog Rose and Moss Botanical Posters from The Evolution Store would look so awesome! Camilla, of Effortless Style and our #2 artist's wife, recently posted about these somewhat budget friendly large black botanical charts and I was smitten!!
12. These are the current curtains from Maura's nursery that I would transfer over to her new room. They are no longer sold at Land of Nod, bummer. I like how the warm watermelon pink coordinates with the bedding and the art.
13. For toy, book, and just general stuff storage, two of these White Flat Top Bookcase (48") from Land of Nod would be great along one wall.
14. One or two of these pretty Jaquelyne Rope Handled Baskets from Pottery Barn would work on the floor to coral loose odds and ends. I like how they bring in more of a natural material and the brown tones help balance out the headboard/foot board.
15. The inspiration piece that started it all - Cori Dantini's "Bird Art Community Tree"!
16 and 17. I'd probably hang a gallery wall including another piece by Cori, this owl - "Smell the Flowers" - and this Letterpress Poster from etsy seller happydeliveries ("Wherever you go, go with all your heart.")
18. Finally, for a bit of whimsy, I'd hang this Spring Garland of Green Acorns from etsy seller acornisborn.
Now its your turn! Here's what you do to join the party:
1. Create a mood board for a room using one of the three pieces of etsy artwork above.
2. Write a post about it, including sources (with a link back to this post so others can come look).
3. Add your name, project and thumbnail image to the Linky here on this post.
4. Then add the link to your SPECIFIC Mood Board Monday POST, not your general blog address.
5. Have fun checking out all the other wonderful rooms!