Monday, September 26, 2011

Wallpaper Inspired Mood Board


I'm participating in Mood Board Monday hosted by Pewter+Sage.  For this challenge, we picked one of four wallpapers to design a room around. 

Before we go any further, let me just say that this is my first ever mood board.  I am not a designer.  In fact, I'm an attorney...pretty much the opposite side of the spectrum from design. As you might know, I just like to paint furniture in my spare time.  In no way does this qualify me to be dispensing design advice.  I'm just showing you what I like.  So, please be kind to me in your comments!

At first, I tried designing a living room around this wallpaper:
This proved way too difficult for my limited design skills.

So, here's the wallpaper I chose instead:

This paper is much more "me."  I typically gravitate towards geometric patterns.  I also liked this wallpaper because it provides a muted backdrop with subtle interest where the furniture and the art can really pop.

So, here it is:


1.  The art - I adore everything about this piece....the colors, the texture.  It was a great starting place.  I decided to pull the mustard yellow and blue from it.

2.  The cabinet - painting furniture is what I do, so I had to include a painted piece.  I also like the mix of modern and traditional elements in a room.

3.  Vase - pulling out that yellow.

4.  Metal Side Table - the darker color of this table anchors the room.

5.  Lamp - the sheen on this lamp is pretty.

6.  Rug - the geometric shapes echo the wallpaper.

7.  Sofa - I liked the classic shape.  The neutral backdrop is great for colorful pillows.

8.  Ikat pillows - I'm always a sucker for ikat and am loving the blue and yellow combo here.

9.  Rosette pillow - the circles echo the shape of the circles in the wallpaper.

10.  Devon Mirror - again, the circles.

11.  Blue side table - just a fun piece.  Plus, I don't like matchy-matchy side tables.

12.  Lamp - There's alot going on with the table, so the clear glass doesn't add more clutter.

13.  Chair - pretty yellow frame.

14.  Curtains

8 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

Love this! Great combination of color and patterns. The dark blue is unexpected and the artwork really anchors it all! Thanks for joining up!

Cathy @ Room Rx

Sarah said...

This is beautiful, Suzy! You did such a great job! (I almost tried that Amy Butler green floral trellis wallpaper too but then got really intimidated.) I love the mustard and blue combo, totally would not have come up with that one. I have always loved that yellow rug from West Elm, I'm so glad you used it! And I'm a decorative throw pillow junky, those are perfect together:) I'm going to have to check out more of your painted furniture, I love that you included something personal like that in the room too. Thank you so much for taking the time to participate, I hope we see more of each other soon!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Wow..I love that you had the idea to use blue in the room, too. I love the side table and the artwork is magnificent.

Vonda said...

Look great! I love the blue side table.

Holly said...

who are you kidding? You did a GREAT job Suzy! I love how you've imagined your board. I really love that the artwork that you chose brings it all together too. I knew there would be touches of blue in the room. It's really great - you should be proud.

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- great job, Suzy! I really love it. I think the sofa, pillws and accessories work so well together. The art helps pull it all together- great job! :)

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Suzy, I think you did a fantastic job pulling it all together.

I love the idea of the neutral wallpaper paired with the soft, neutral drapes. I think the touches and blue and mustard work beautifully against the neutral backdrop.

Great job!

Jessie said...

Lovely room, Suzy! You did a great job! Love the sofa, the rug and the unexpected blue side table!

I will be linking mine too in a moment!

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