It's mood board Monday over at my friend Sarah's at Pewter & Sage.
I love these design challenges it makes Mondays way more fun!
This weeks challenge was incorporating one of three totally different style chairs into a space plan.
Here were the contenders:
a. Old Hickory Tannery Green Leather Chiar; Horchow
b. Cecilia Chair; Horchow
c. French Laundry Home Williamson Striped Chairs; Horchow
I actually started off my design board with other elements in mind and choose the chair a little further on instead of using it as my jumping off point. I decided on the blue & white ikat patterned chair...but you'll see the green leather could have easily been dropped into my mood board.
Gotta love versatility!
So here is the board I came up with. I feel like it has my style elements in mind but with a more grown up feel. Yes, I guess I'm a grown up. I am 30 now for goodness sakes but you catch my drift?
The room in mind is more of an after dinner sitting room where you relax with friends for some drinks. Wouldn't it be great to have an after dinner lounge in your house!
a. For the walls I didn't go the paint route. I opted for a warm neutral grasscloth wallpaper instead so you're surrounded by texture.
b. There is definitely a limestone fireplace in my after dinner lounge and to house the wood you'll need a vintage zinc bucket! (www.modern50.com)
c. One of my jumping off points were these Document Drawings from Ballard Design. I have been drooling over them since I peeled open the freshly inked pages of their new catalog. I blame the graphic artist in me. I love script and the simplicity of the drawings.
d. Hourglasses make simple yet practical decor. (www.restorationhardware.com)
e. Window coverings are up next. I came across these awesome DIY Chevron Ombre curtains and fell in love with their casual yet structured feel. You can see a step by step process on her blog too! (Owen's Olivia Blog)
f. The Horchow Chair of course...but so you see how the green leather would have worked too!
g. A trunk side table. 2 functions and it looks great. (www.restorationhardware.com)
h. & i. Throw pillows. I love mixing and matching pillows. It gives you an excuse to add a little unexpected element to the space and they are easy to change up at any time.
white: crate & barrel
blue circle: west elm
j. apothecary floor lamp for some ambient lighting
k. Navy sofa with nailhead trim and clean lines. Love everything about it. I think Navy could be a nice neutral in a room of you wanted to venture away from a white or natural colored sofa. (www.mgbwhome.com)
l. The rug! Another jumping off point for me. I have been dying over these (no pun intended) ever since I caught a glimpse of it on Dear Genevieve a while back. It is a collection from ABC Carpet called Color Reform. Basically they take vintage oriental rugs and pull all the original color from them and they are then hand dyed in vibrant hues. (ABC Carpet)
m. Vintage whiskey decanters for my lounge!
n. You can't hide that amazing rug under a solid coffee table! I choose a glass and metal table that resembles a bar cart. it is from Restoration Hardware however I don't think they make the glass one anymore but there is a similar one with a solid surface. (www.restorationhardware.com)
So there you have it, my after dinner retreat. Make sure to check out all the other mood board creations at Pewter & Sage too!