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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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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