Saturday, February 9, 2013

Translating Objects Of Inspiration To Interior "Design"

We are moving, so I am playing around with ideas for my next living room. I seriously doubt the husband is going to like the feminization of the main living space through the pink accessories and art I've chosen.  Here's to hoping we find a house with a den!

One quick thing I wanted to point out today, is that you can put together any room in your house just by a single inspiring image, piece of art, or even your favorite textile. Just make sure it's something that you adore and can live with.

For instance, look at this image above from RoAndCo Studios. When I look at it, I of course see warm pinks, and almost some orange, black, charcoal gray, but I also "see" watercolor when I view this image. It's OK if you don't see the same thing. It's how it speaks to you that matters.

First, you can already see, that if it's your cuppa tea, then these colors work magnificently together and you can begin to incorporate them in your space through the use of throw pillows, rugs, curtains, art, and other accessories.

Since I see watercolor when I view the image, it could inspire me to use a watercolor type art in my room of similar shades. Perhaps the texture speaks to you and you choose soft throws or even a down filled sofa like the one on my mood board.                            

Can you see how the image above could translate to the accessories and such that I chose for my mood board?

Inspiration image: RoAndCo Studios

Mood Board:

Pink Phoenix Dhurrie Rug West Elm
Brass Martini Table West Elm
Gold Chevron Pillow Caitlin Wilson Designs
Dragon and Pink Lattice Pillows from Pink Pagoda
Black Spotted Pillow
White Double Candleholder 
Black Faceted Vase  
Cricket Fashion Art   (Thanks to Brooke, From Inside Out Design, for bringing this art to attention on her blog)
Rorschach Ink Blot Art 
Dunham-Down Filled Sofa 
Arteriors Zanadoo Light Fixture
Amish Wood Chair
Tulip Family Lamp

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  1. This room would be so chic! My favorite piece is the lady's face. Yes, all the pieces have a feminine energy, but just solve this problem by getting your husband a super comfy recliner. ;) I look forward to seeing the final outcome.

    1. Thank you, Meredith.:) My favorite is the art, too! I love it. Brooke, from Inside Out Design, brought it to my attention through a post she did on art recently. She really discovered some amazing art! I'm not sure if a recliner will fit in the living space, but I know my husband agrees with you! LOL.

  2. I love your board and I'm so in love with that rug! Beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! It is a beautiful rug. They have another dhurrie rug that I love, too!

  3. I love this room, esp. the sofa!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying so!

  4. cute! i always end up using fabric as my inspiration for a room.
    thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks,Carissa. Yeah, fabric is a good place to start.

  5. I love your inspiration board. I'm a new follower ;)
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

  6. New follower via the GFC Blog Hop!
    Loving your mood board, especially that gold chevron accent pillow!
    So much pretty inspiration on your blog!

    1. Thanks, Devon! I have a tutorial on my blog either under Feb. or Jan. of this year, to make a metallic gold chevron pillow,if you are interested.

  7. Great post and nice design boards!
    xo Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Mary Ann! I can't wait to incorporate them into my space.:)

  9. Hey, new follower from the GFC blog hop. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. :D