Art Inspired Mood Board

Our master bedroom is pretty blah and in need of color and lots of inspiration. I checked out invaluable.com to get my creative juices flowing. Invaluable.com is the world’s largest online auction marketplace with several choices of fine art to browse through. I searched through several of the paintings, and found the painting below. The colors are striking and I was drawn to all of the texture. Gorgeous, right!

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Striking color and texture is something our master bedroom definitely needs. I also have to keep in mind that my husband gives me “the look” every time I show him something floral or “too girly” as he puts it.  So, this bedroom design needs to be masculine, but still fill some of my girly flair. Here is the space I came up with.

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The color palette for this space was inspired from the painting. The wall color I kept soft to contrast the bold furniture and rug. I wanted to use a lot of different texture in this bedroom to give it a masculine feel.  I used  a brick accent wall, layered rugs, leather tufted headboard and fur pillow.  I added in the gold sequined hello pillow and other gold accents for a little girly flair. The contrast of the two fits us perfectly.

A room is never complete at my house without some vintage finds. The emerald campaign style dresser could be tough to find, but I LOVE it! It has the masculine look my husband wants, but the brassy gold hardware that brings a little glam to the space. For the chair, I am hoping to find something to repurpose and transform it into something similar.

Most of the items in this mood board can be found at Target, West Elm, Crate and Barrel, Joss & Main and I often go to Etsy to look for pillows. And as mentioned earlier, the painting is from invaluable.com.

We work at a snails pace around here. So the chances of us redoing our bedroom are probably not in the near future, but a girl can dream, right? And it is crazy wishful thinking that I could have a white bead spread with a farmer for a husband!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Bathroom Plans

Our bathroom in the basement was pretty out of date, which is a HUGE understatement. The bathroom came fully equipped with falling apart yellow linoleum floors, pod shower that I felt dirtier after taking a shower in, and a really awesome medicine cabinet that didn’t even function. Oh, and I don’t want to forget the hidden closet underneath the stairs that you wouldn’t know was there because it blended in with the linoleum wall. Dreamy bathroom, right? I really wish I had taken more pictures of it for you, but I was lucky I even found this gem of a photo. If only I knew I would be doing a post on it later! Check out the hottie in the photo. He loves it when I take pictures of him!

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Bathroom completely gutted.

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It was fun to see the space gutted. We had hopes to put in a whirlpool tub and shower. The bathroom isn’t that big, so I knew it could be a stretch to put both in. I was on cloud nine after the hubs measured it out and told me we could have both. Insert arm gesture and YES!

We recently put the tub and shower base in and did all the plumbing. This is where my husband looks at me and says…WE? So yes, I did not physically do any part of this. It was all the hubs and my father-in-law. I am very blessed to have such handy men in my life!

This is what the bathroom looks like today. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it is finally starting to come together!

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I am incredibly excited for the finished project. I felt it was time to do a mood board and get a plan together. I have A LOT of fun projects planned and I hope I can score some good finds to help with the budget. Stay tuned, Moxies!

My Bathroom Plans

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Moody Monday | Chillax Living Room

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Good Morning Moxies! It is time for another Moody Monday.  I have been thinking a lot about changing up my living room space and thought I would share my vision with you.

My inspiration for the space is this little vignette that I have started to put together. Yes, that clock is Threshold by Target. I just couldn’t help myself.

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My vision for the space was to pair vintage decor with modern bold patterns. This blue chipper fabric has been on my radar for awhile and I was excited to find the Greek key in the same color. For the color palette, I wanted to keep the colors soft with exception of the orange. I like how a pop of color can really make a statement in a room.

When I saw this Chillax pallet sign on The Caldwell Project, I thought it would be the perfect focal point for my living room. The word “Chillax” Is exactly how I want to feel when I am watching TV winding down after the boys are in bed. I might recreate it with my own little flare, but I. LOVE. IT.

I can’t wait to get started on this space. My plan is to DIY everything but the love seat, chairs and rug. I will keep you all posted on the progress, but the first step will be convincing the hubs to get different furniture. Do you think I can do it?

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Moody Monday-Jaymi’s Baby Boy or Girl Nursery

Well, here is our Moody Monday post, it’s 9 p.m., not too late right? To make up for being late, I suppose I’ll treat you two two mood boards. I got my inspiration from a co-worker who is due with her second child in September and we began discussing her future nursery. Her oldest is a boy and they didn’t find out what they were having when pregnant with him. They’re still not finding out for this baby, so her plan is to stick with the nursery in it’s current state, which is a gender neutral green with turtles and frogs. I’m not trying to influence her to change it because I’m sure her current nursery is  adorable and don’t blame her one bit for not wanting to change it.

It did, however, give me a challenge. How can you take an existing nursery, with the same furniture, and change it once you bring the baby home? Well, first you kind of have to hire someone to do the larger pieces for you (definitely not advocating a new mom getting out in the garage to paint a dresser!), but most can be done with accessorizing and if you’ve got the plans ahead of time, you designate a special friend or designer to do the shopping and styling for you and you’re done. So check these two options out. I planned to use her existing crib but paint it a shiny navy blue. Partnered with a neutral strip rug, a classic rocking chair and fun yellow paper lanterns, you’ve set the base for the room. The circles on the top of each mood board represent textiles for the room; you can easily bring all these patterns into the room with custom crib skirts, sheets and changing pad covers. I hope you enjoy and be sure to vote for your favorite mood board in the Mood Board Link Party!

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Moody Monday – Sunny Outdoor Oasis

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Someone has a case of the Mondays, and it is me. I am over all of this rain and cold that has been lingering way too long and I am ready for playing outside, barbecuing and just plain having fun in the sun.

For my mood board I decided to do an outdoor space. If I can’t get outside to enjoy the weather, I can dream of a beautiful outdoor oasis to enjoy. Before I started pulling decor together, I new I wanted to use a bright color palette. The inspiration for the space started with the citron green owl garden table at the Grandinroad. Then from there I found the chevron pillow that defined my color palette. Once I established my direction, I hunted for items with contrasting patterns and textures that fit into my color palette. I like to use texture to create a lot of visual interest and I use color to balance and create harmony within the space. My favorites items are the yellow vintage chairs or the bar cart. Can’t you just picture lounging outside in the sun, feet up and a drink in hand. My Monday is getting better already. Happy Monday, Moxies!

Mood Board Update

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Grandinroad
$129.00

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Grandinroad
$129.00

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Wayfair.com
$58.99

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Pier1 Imports
$5.60

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Etsy
$34.00

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Pier1 Imports
$14.40

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Target.com
$119.99

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Pier 1 Imports
$20.00

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Crate&Barrel
$599.00

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Joss&Main
$87.95

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Grandinroad
$25.000

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Crate&Barrel
$779.00

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Joss&Main
$124.95

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West Elm
$424.00 – $1,782.00

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Moody Monday – Mid Century Modern Inspired Living Room

Happy Monday, Moxies! Ok, well it is Monday, so maybe not so quite chipper. Since this is our first mood board post, I guess we’ll begin calling it Moody Mondays and we’ll try to make this Monday mood board post a regular thing. We’ll see out it goes. It’s kind of like getting kids out the door on a Monday morning; hope for the best and prepare for the worst!

Here it is! I put this together using Olioboard. It’s a free service and makes arranging everything pretty easy. For those of you who know me (Megan) my style definitely tends to lean more towards mid-century modern. I wanted to create a living space with a mid-century influence, but nothing over the top, or unachievable for the average homeowner. I used a great side chair from Thrive and then built pieces off of that. My goal for the space was to be warm and use a lot of materials and textures….hardwood floor, wool rug, stone influences and mixed metals. It’s casual, but still a little bit fun. I hope you like it as much as I liked putting it together. I also look forward to exploring other styles, patterns, and colors. Out of the gate I wanted to go with something that feels good and natural to me, and then we’ll branch out and see what happens. I’m also looking forward to seeing what Holly and Lindsay come up with as well, as each of us have very different styles too.

OB-Warm MCM Inspired Living RoomWe’re linked up to Design Your Dwelling’s linky party. Check it out and vote for your favorites!


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