Apr 26, 2010

mood board monday: soothing graphic retreat

i am always daydreaming 
about my "someday house"...
so this week, i decided to play 
along with mood board monday
and create a fictional room
for my "new" house.

the inspiration was a series of framed 
art from the new collection from patch nyc
for west elm. (aren't they gorgeous?)
i loved the grey and camel/mustard colors
of the prints, so i used those colors as my scheme. 
i chose the "rose" and "thistle" prints 
to design my room around:
my room is a den, 
and i infused it with the organic influence from the
botanical prints, and added a dose of metallic sheen
and some graphic elements to create a soothing
and sophisticated space where i would love
to hang out.

1. the warm tones of the gold venetian mirror and 
patch nyc wall art balance the cool tones of
benjamin moore's  coventry grey on the walls.

2. roman shades in celerie kemble'e betwixt in bisquit/ivory
trimmed in greek key trim. i love the mix of these two graphic,
elements together.

3. the ornate feel of the suzette chair from horchow adds contrast to
the clean lines of the other furniture in the space.
i love this chair because it could easily be a chair that
was rescued from a flea market, and reupholstered to give it
a fabulous second life. the costello stool adds a 
fun dose of metallic glam, and functions
as a great place to set a book or a drink. an orchid and gold
toned birds from oly would be great accessories in this space, that
complement the botanical/nature theme of the inspriration art.

4. the hutton sofa from room and board in mustard velvet
 becomes a great backdrop for a collection of fun pillows:
black white koko 26" pillow
grey/ivory stripe pillow
patch NYC pigeon pillow
pillow in padna fabric

5. the fretwork side chair echos the pattern
on the roman shades and is extremely affordable.
another striped pillow, as well as a pillow in surankari fabric
strengthen the color scheme and add more pattern.
the everglades silver tray adds another metallic hit
to the room, and the weathered wood ball adds texture.

 5. the richard nixon rug from jonathan adler,
anchors the space, and picks up on the dark frames of the 
patch nyc art. the dark manhattan side table,also from target, 
holds a distressed wood turned spindle lamp.


  1. That sofa needs to be in my house...love it!! This is a very inspiring design board, the muted gold tones are just wonderful along with the graphic patterns. Janell

  2. So beautiful! Please come and decorate my home! :)

  3. Oh my! I love this room! The sofa is incredible! I love how the room looks like it evolved over time, but it all works so well together.


  4. I love what you've created. I nearly purchased the rose and thistle prints for my home but didn't really want the frames that they came with. I adore the chair you choose from Horchow

  5. You've done it again! Another dreamy room! Love the JA rug!

  6. What a beautiful room. I love all the texture and visual depth!!

  7. I think your textures work best of all: you've got lots going on here, but it all works well together. For me, I love.... that chair!

  8. Hi, Autumn! So glad you joined the party today, especially cause your room is so fabulous;) I chose the 2 gold botanical prints to use in my room too. That sofa is gorgeous, it was the first thing to catch my eye. I love all the metallics combined with the geometric patterns. Throw pillows are my favorite, so I'm glad you've used so many different ones (including the pigeon) that still feel like they belong together. That Suzette chair is so cool, I really like the pattern on the back. Thanks again, now I'm psyched to go look through the rest of your blog:)

  9. Love the bold graphic prints!! I am way more a graphic print vs floral girl and this is right up my ally. That chair is to die for - love the pattern on the back!

  10. I love it! I want a Room and Board sofa badly, but I'm not sure I want to drop that kind of money just for my cats to have their way with it!

  11. You're clearly not afraid of pattern and I think it all works well together. The roman shades are a bit too busy for me, but I do like that you don't have matchy pillows on the sofa - I always think rooms are more interesting without pillows that match the sofa. A very interesting room anchored by that lovely sofa.

    Terrie @ Your Decorating Hotline

  12. #3, that is such a cool chair. I love patterns! And the adler rug is a great choice.

  13. my nightstands are similar to the ones you chose, and i love that couch!

  14. oooh i love this!! all of it!!