Mood Board Monday Linky Party: Seating that Speaks to You

 Hello! And welcome to the 13th Mood Board Monday Linky Party!!! So happy you're here:)

This blog party is all about seeing how different people are inspired differently by the same thing. Today we've come together to see what happens when a bunch of creative ladies are forced to choose between three good looking chairs...and then, without any other direction or requirements, design a room based around said seat. Chaos (I mean, blog fun) ensues!! Here are your three inspiration choices, all by Horchow:

{Handcrafted of European beech wood and soft leather, this striking chair is as comfortable as it is beautiful.}

{A bold blue and white pattern ensures this chair will stand out no matter where it's placed. Handcrafted wood frame with cotton/rayon-blend upholstery.}

{We've got your number! Cottage-chic dining chairs with striped seats are labeled with your choice of numbers 1-9.}

Here's my mood board for the week. To be honest, I started out wanting to challenge myself, so I got all excited to tackle the more contemporary, bold-patterned Cecilia chair, which is kinda out of my comfort zone. Then I started getting frustrated because I couldn't find the right stuff I wanted to go with it and unfortunately, eventually I gave up:( I know, disappointing. I immediately switched to the beautiful citron leather chair though and things began to come together. Phew. I did not want to show up to the party empty-handed!!! I am imagining this chair in a sitting area in a master bedroom...a great spot for reading, throwing your clothes that you don't feel like putting away yet, having a cup of tea. And as I got going, I realized this was more like a bedroom for a chic, yet somewhat dorky (she has 2 huge maps hanging up) single gal (pretend her name begins with "B") as opposed to a couple.

1. The palette: I opted for cream walls with this one as there's a lot going on. This way we also keep things light and bright and let the other colors and patterns shine. Obviously, that cool shade of yellowy-green is in full effect, plus coral and a soft blue which I pulled from the bedding.
2. I like this Raleigh Upholstered Camelback Bed and Headboard with Nailhead Trim from Pottery Barn to keep things feminine and soft. Plus, the nail head trim ties in to the nail heads on the inspiration chair. I like how there won't be a lot of contrast between the headboard, the walls and the background color of the bedding.
3. This Cora Kalamkari Reversible Quilt and Sham from Pottery Barn pulls the whole color scheme together. It's got hints of that green in it and adds a bunch of other hues to the room for more pop and depth.
4. Animal Print Pillow Cover in Persimmon from etsy seller Turquoise Tumbleweed on the bed.
5. As well as this Custom Embroidered Letter Initial Lumbar Monogram Pillow from etsy seller Red Door Home (I'd have it custom made in ivory linen with blue monogram and piping).
6. Love this Empire Rosette Open Nightstand by Restoration Hardware. I'd use one on each side of the bed to keep things symmetrical and somewhat formal.
7. Since they're open (they have a closed version with drawers too), they will be provide spots for good looking storage and personal effects, like this Pastel Vintage 9 Book Collection from etsy seller jaysworld.
8. Instead of bedside lamps, I'd hang one of these Addie Pendants in Celadon (or Amber, depending on which looked better in person) from Ballard Designs above each nightstand. Totally fun (don't want this room to be too stuffy) and that pop of green will help balance out the green chair on the other side of the room.
9. The inspiration piece...the Old Hickory Tannery Green Leather Chair by Horchow.
10. For holding drinks and books and whatever, the Olivia Mirrored Side Table in Antique Black from Ballard Designs.
11. I'd ground the seating area with this really pretty Clonaslee Rug from Anthropologie. I like that its a touch darker than the chair, so there's a bit of contrast, yet it supports it, rather than competes with it. I thought something with more pattern would just be too distracting, but this sort of faded tone-on-tone goes really nicely with everything.
12. I'd use the coordinated Empire Rosette 8-Drawer Nightstand by Restoration Hardware across the way on an opposing wall from the bed. I love the color and shape of this furniture line, plus there's no budget, so why not?
13 and 14. I also like that it has plenty of table top surface for mementos and things, like family pics (leaning against the wall) in these Multi-mat Thin Frames from Pottery Barn. And collections, like these
6 Vintage Apothecary Bottles Aqua Green and Two Antique Milk Bottles from etsy seller Concept Furnishings.
15. Things were getting a bit too serious in here for me...uh hum, I mean the "client", so I threw in these huge North America and Europe Suzanne Kasler Map Giclees from Ballard Designs. Their large scale will take up a lot of wall space and they perfectly combine all the colors in the room.
16.This fabric that I'd use for the drapes, Happikat in Coral by Lauren Leiss of pure style home, was the first thing I picked out after the bedding (after the chair). I love the bold, graphic pattern and color!


Now its your turn!!! Here's what you do to join the party:

1. Create a mood board for a room of your choice using one of the three chairs 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 list here on this post (see below).
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!

Some personal stuff came up and I've got to have surgery this morning (Monday) at 8am. This just means I won't be able to make it around to comment on everyone's rooms right away...I'm bummed! I'll get there eventually, it just might be late Monday night or Tuesday or something:( I hope you all can make the rounds and show each other some love. Thank you all again for your continued participation and support!!!


  1. good luck with your surgery. sending great energy for a speedy recovery.

  2. I hope the surgery goes well and isn't serious Sarah. I adore your moodboard - I must be dorky because I'd happily have that bedroom! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  3. Hope all goes well with the surgery, I will be thinking about you! Have a speedy recovery.

    House on Rene

  4. Sarah, I'll be thinking about you today and hope everything goes well for you. I can't wait to dive into all of the boards. Thanks again for hosting - you're the best. I'll be back to discuss your board - I already see some Lauren Liess fabric that I love.

  5. Stunning Sarah! Oh and the maps....LOVE them, glad you could indulge yourself by using them, they are the perfect fit here. The colors and many fun elements you have included in this room make it a winner. Thanks for continuing to host MBM, as you know, it is my favorite party!

  6. Sending positive thoughts and vibes to you this morning, hope the surgery goes well and that you have a speedy recovery. Hugs!

  7. Sarah, I'll be thinking of you and hoping for a speedy recovery. Your Mood Board is stunning as always. You truly have such a way of pulling things together so effortlessly. I love every aspect, especially the maps.

    Get well soon and thanks for hosting!

  8. I'm late to the game, but I'm here! I seriously love this link party :). Thanks for hosting Sarah!

  9. Thanks again for hosting! I have a great time designing a room each time!! Your room is gorgeous! I love the color scheme and those maps are great!!

  10. Hope surgery went well and you are out and about shortly.

  11. Sarah, I got a chance to look at your board more and I think it's really great. A stylish dork would certainly be living it up here and I think it would be perfectly fine for a male as well - it's got lots of warm color, glass, wood - it's for anyone. And the Happikat by Lauren Liess is one of my favorites - so glad you used that hear. Hope you're feeling well and giving that little girl of yours lots of hugs and kisses. Thanks again for hosting- I really look forward to this all the time.

  12. phew 9:30pm and I finally posted! Looking forward to checking out everyones designs....thinking of you Sarah!!!

  13. Thank you so much, everyone!! Both for playing along (amazing rooms, I've looked at them all but have not commented yet, going to start that now) and for all your kind thoughts and wishes about my health!! I'll just say it was a pretty rough day, but I'm doing much better now, thank you!! Talk to you all soon:)

  14. Ps. Poor French Laundry numbered one choose you:( Oh well! Glad to see it was a pretty even match up between the other two chairs!!

  15. Glad you are feeling better!

    BTW just wanted to tell you how great that picture of you is.


  16. Great board, Sarah! Love all the fabric choices - bedding, drapes - so very pretty. Maps are great and the apothecary bottles are such fun. I am sorry I missed out on the event this time. Hope all went smoothly for you on Mon.

  17. Hope your surgery went well and you are having a comfortably recovery. I love your mood board and could totally see myself with a bedroom like that. Does that make me somewhat dorky? hehe.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts