First off, sorry for the lack of posts last week. After returning home from our first family vacation with Baby E (that involved an airplane) I took some time to regroup, do lots of laundry, work on some projects and get some well needed sleep! But it’s a new week and I have lots of projects going on including some updates to the family room. More on that later in the week.
For today I tried something new and exciting… I created my first mood board using Olioboard! I’ve made boards before using other programs but this was by far the easiest and it was a lot of fun. This may replace my ‘pinning’ addiction for a little while :)
I recently received an email from a reader (see below) asking for help with her daughter’s bedroom (and I have to say that I am totally flattered someone asked for my opinion!) so I decided to pull together a Orange and Zebra Bedroom mood board to provide some inspiration. Now, let me reiterate that I am NOT an interior designer, this is just for fun and an expression of my design style.
“I search all the time to try to find something prefect for my daughter’s room im
redoing im working with a modern Ikea dresser I bought and a brown and white
zebra rug… I love the nature and owl themes and orange as well … could you
give me any ideas?”
From her email I knew she had a zebra rug, wanted something modern and likes orange, owls and natural elements. Sounds like my kinda room! She gave me just enough information to pull together this board for a little inspiration…
Depending on her daughter’s age, this could be a little too mature. But if I was in high school or college and came home to this room, I would be pretty stoked!!!
I love clean, modern lines so I kept the furniture white and simple. I brought in the natural elements with the wicker baskets, accessories and the beautiful light fixtures. I choose a deep blood orange as the accent color, I love how it pops with the white furniture. And lastly, I added some owl accessories to top off the look.
If you want to learn more about the items I used in the board you can visit me over at Olioboard and take a more in-depth look. Olioboard keep all of the items you use in a sleek tab making it super user friendly and easy to navigate.
One thing I’ve learned over the years, is that mood boards are a great way to start a project but mine always end up taking a totally different direction. I’m such a visual person so once I start adding accessories to a space I find that some of my original decor ideas don’t work any more and I add in some new ones.
How about you? Do your rooms always turn out exactly the way you originally envisioned them?
Maya @ Completely Coastal says
Taryn, I featured that awesome driftwood wall art piece that you blogged about…. I so love it. Sooner or later I’ll make something just like it. Maybe a small version even, in a tray!
Thanks for the note and thanks for featuring the driftwood collage :)
Love the red accents. I am in the process of redecorating my downstairs and thinking of incorporating more red. My main colors are beige, brown and black and it could use a pop of something.
That sounds beautiful! I think a deep red or blood orange would be a beautiful accent color!