Today is the first Mood Board Monday party of 2012 hosted by Sarah at pewter+sage. Of the three options that Sarah chose as inspiration, I went with this photography by Carl Christensen as my inspiration for the board.
I started to think of a suburban family home and a place where this family spends most of their time. I also wanted to do a neutral inspired entry to include a Windsor bench, and a few pieces to include a nautical influence as this family loves the beach and spends a lot of time during the summer at the beach.
The photography and Windsor bench were my starting points. I added in the neutral fabrics, pillow, and wallpaper and then kept building from there. I also wanted to do a few framed black and white art prints and photography to include their love for the beach.
Two types of lighting are included in the plan - a flush mount for overhead in the entry and then two sconces on either side of the mirror.
I love the accessories in this entry. The hammered bin next to the bench can be used for umbrellas or shoes. The bins under the console can be used for hats, gloves, or anything else the home owners need before leaving the house. I also included a box on the console to be able to access keys, sunglasses, important mail or paperwork, etc.
Mixing finishes, metals, and wood was also a goal of this entry as well.
Sources for my selections:
wallpaper - Candice Olson - so many great selections in her wallpaper collection. I've had a chance to view these in person and they are really pretty.
pillow - Etsy seller melongings
Rug - Elte
Storage - magazine bin; Wisteria, storage bins under console; The Container Store, letter box; The Container Store
Art - coral; Etsy seller Driftwood Interiors, ribbons original pen and ink illustration; Etsy seller Virginia Kraljevic, bird art; Etsy seller Splodge Podge, girl with bird art; Etsy seller Mai Autumn
I think I've got everything included in the sources above. If I forgot anything that you have questions about let me know.
I'll be going over to check out the rest of the boards at Pewter+Sage as well as sharing my board over there as well. Head on over and take a look what everyone else decided to do with the inspiration pieces. You're bound to get some great ideas!
Hope you had a great weekend!