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Bathroom Mood Board For Cris

The internet really is a wonderful place. It’s an amazing way to stay connected with friends and family. But it’s also a way to make friends. Today I am going to show you a mood board I created for a friend of mine that I met online. We have never met but only spoken on the phone and mostly through email and yet, we are friends. Crazy how that happens, isn’t it?

Cris, of the blog Kiss My Tulle, is in the process of renovating her house and I whipped up a mood board for her bathroom. She was lots of help before hand, she even pointed me to her Pinterest boards so I could get a sense of her style. Here is a picture of her house now and the basic layout of what she might like it to be:


She was really inspired by these colors so I took that into consideration. Here is what Cris said about her bathroom now and what she hopes it to become:

“The hall bathroom. It’s dark, there’s no windows,
and has poor lighting. I want to lighten it up and make it
clean looking. It needs to stay relatively neutral and cheap.

We’re definitely into making our own vanity out of
something. We are doing all white fixtures with satin nickel hardware + wide
white crown molding/baseboards. I know that I want a floor-to-ceiling shower
curtain (I can make one if needed). I basically have nothing purchased for
this bathroom yet. The main door is also going to be painted a soft dove grey
color with rubbed brass (the black looking type) hardware.

Here’s a link to my Home Board at Pinterest: – it’ll give you a good idea of the
look and colors that we’re hoping for our home. Very coastal beach-y. Very
clean, contemporary cottage. We also prefer hooks over towel bars and want
to slip a narrow cabinet or storage unit between the door and the sink. I
like open storage but this will be a main bath so we also need closed
storage and a medicine cabinet.”

So here is the mood board I created for her:

You know what I love about Cris? She’s not afraid of a little DIY. You gotta love a girl who wants to do things for herself! Because of that, I added a few things that she can DIY.

First the ideas that I have for her to DIY and then we will get to resources. Cris said they wouldn’t mind making a vanity. Well, that’s great because vanities are expensive! The one shown is from Pottery Barn and at $1699 it’s a bit steep. So, I checked out Ana White’s site and found something similar that maybe they could DIY and get the same look. Depending on how handy they are, I was wondering if you could mix this plan with this plan to get something like the PB version. And although I really love the wood finish in the PB version, I know Cris would like everything painted white. You can’t blame here for that, I like white stuff myself :) Then add a vessel sink or countertop and BAM! You got yourself a vanity. This is a little of Theoretical DIY since I haven’t actually tried any of this stuff :)

The next DIY project I have planned for Cris has to do with the shower curtain. It is really hard to find long shower curtains. I have tried to find one for myself and ended up making one out of a curtain so I wasn’t surprised when I couldn’t find one for Cris either. Then I came across this beauty from Anthropologie:

Isn’t it lovely?! So anyway, I got to thinking. I remembered seeing a great bird shower curtain at Target (see the mood board above). It’s currently out of stock on the website but I just saw it in my store so hopefully there are some still out there! I also remembered seeing this tutorial to make a ruffle shower curtain here. So, my thought was, mix the two by adding some ruffle to the Target curtain and you will get a shower curtain like the one above and it will be long enough to make it floor to ceiling. What do you think? I love the idea and wish I had a place to put it so I could try it out for myself!

Okay, enough of the DIY projects, onto resources: 1. Tile that Cris already has and is planning on using in the bathroom 2. Shower curtain from Target 3. Bath Mat from Urban Outfitters 4. Vanity from Pottery Barn 5. Bath Cabinet from Amazon 6. Light Fixture from Lowe’s 7. Tumbler from West Elm 8. Waste Basket from West Elm 9. Hand Towel in Horseradish from West Elm 10. Faucet from Overstock 11. Mirror Medicine Cabinet from Amazon 12. Paint Color from Sherwin Williams – Creamy 7012 & Functional Gray 7024 13. Artwork from Etsy 14. Artwork from Etsy 15. Artwork from Etsy 16. Artwork from Etsy 17. Branch Hooks from West Elm

Slap some paint on that paneling and with the other new stuff like cabinets and tile I think the bathroom will turn out lovely and I vote that Cris send us the after pictures. Don’t you all agree?!

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Mood Board: Blue & Brown

Last week I went to a friend’s house to take a look at their living room. They are in the middle of a renovation project on their home and wanted some advice. Since I love to do things like that I jumped at the chance! After taking a look I whipped up a mood board for them of their living room. Their style is more traditional than mine so it was fun to come up with some things that I wouldn’t normally pick for myself. Here is the board:

The background color is a color they had already picked for the walls, a soft blue/gray, so I don’t have the actual color. As for the rest, here are the resources if you are interested: 1. curtains, 2. artwork, 3. artwork, 4. console, 5. rug, 6. couch, 7. ottoman, 8. pillow, 9. pillow, 10. pillow, 11. pillow, 12. vases, 13. trunk, 14. lamp.

Her favorite color is brown and so I used a lot of it! They also have dogs and so they definitely wanted a dark brown sofa. She also didn’t want a lot of color so I just added pops of blue here and there. I liked how it all came together and I hope they did too :)

I like making mood boards. I’ve been thinking about making more of them just for fun, even if they are hypothetical. What do you think? Would you like to see more of them?

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Mood Board: Jason’s Office

I finally had a chance to whip up a mood board for Jason’s office. I really want the room to feel masculine since this is his room. Most of the rooms in the house I decorate for me and I really want to decorate this one for him. I’m also wanting to play around with the arrangement in the room and make it better than it is now. The only thing stopping me from getting straight to work on this room is time! I seem to have a lot on my plate right now and I need to finish some things I’m working on before I can get started in this room. But pretty soon Jason will be leaving for a few days and so I think I will use that time to paint since the room will be unoccupied. Anyway, here is the mood board:

office mood board

First of all, I’m going to paint the room a really dark color. I like our room color so much that I decided to go dark in this room too. I already have some paint from my Mom that she ended up not using so that makes it even better! We also really want to do a pallet wall which would bring some warmth to the room and it wouldn’t end up being so dark.

I’m also going to bring our loveseat into this room. We have a loveseat and couch that match. Previously, the loveseat was in the family room and the couch was in the living room. Since we now have our new old couch in the living room, the other couch moved to the family room and the loveseat is just hanging out in the sewing room not being used. So I’m going to move it to Jason’s office where it will definitely get more use. There is also currently a chair in there which isn’t my favorite but it will work for now until I find a new chair to replace it preferably from a thrift store since I am really hoping to find a cool vintage one. I’m going to wait until I find the perfect one!

To go along with the dark walls I would like to use blue, red, and gray along with some natural textiles like linen. I hope to find a cool tribal type rug (like in the mood board found here). That really should be my first purchase so I can plan the rest of the room around it but, because of budget, I will have to save up for it so hopefully I will find the right one when the time is right. I also want to paint the floors (they are painted concrete) but I haven’t decided on a color yet (possibly a color to make it look more like natural concrete).

I really want some typographic art in this room and this poster from Ikea came to mind immediately. I also like the other posters shown on the mood board found here, here, and here. But who knows, I may just make something since I obviously like to do that sort of thing :) It would be fun to hang some clipboards on the wall as well like the one shown.

Since I’m loving blue lately (and of course zig zags!), I really loved this throw. Although based on the price I can pretty much guarantee that it won’t be showing up in real life. But it looked really good on the mood board so I may have to search for something similar but less expensive.

And lastly, lighting. As mentioned I must have a new light fixture. I’m going back and forth about what I want. I did see a green industrial pendant light (like these) at an antique store and I thought it would be cool to have a splash of green but I’m not sure how much of it you would see since the ceilings are low and it can’t hang down very far. I also thought it would be fun to make one of these. And what do you think of the light in the mood board? I found it here. I think it would be nice to have something like that by the desk for some more light.

Then of course I will need to style the bookshelves and have a small end table and pillows. Wow, there is a lot to do! I am excited to get started though and I know it will be a slow process, but the end result will be worth it. It’s probably good I can’t start on it immediately because I obviously have some decisions to make! Any thoughts, ideas? I would love to hear them!

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Mood Board: Alana’s Bedroom

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Heather and I thought it would be fun if we redid her daughter Alana’s room. Alana is now 21 months old and getting closer to 2 every day. So we got rid of the “baby” and made the room a bit more like a toddler’s room. Now, after some paint and fabric, the room is almost done. Once it is completed, I will steal some pictures from Heather to show you but until then I thought I would start with a before picture and the mood board:

nursery before
Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the other side of the room which shows the window, crib, and changing table. But this gives you an idea.

Now for the mood board:
nursery mood board
Heather and I both love Amy butler fabric and so we decided to incorporate that in. We chose mostly bright pink, orange, and tiffany blue as the colors. The wall color is the color of the background of the mood board. We also made the bird mobile (pattern and instructions found here), elephant pillow similar to the one in the picture (I’m really sorry, I can’t remember where I saw that elephant pillow originally!), a new valance for the window, and a comforter/quilt for the bed. Heather also ordered several of the bird prints (from here) in different colors and patterns. They are so cute!

So, the room is coming together! What do you think? Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the reveal :)

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Mood Board: Posh Hotel Master Bedroom

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to create a mood board for her master bedroom. Since mood boards are the best way to shop without spending a dime, I jumped at the chance! Here are Kristen’s before pictures:
master 1
master 2
master 3

Kristen wanted a finished hotel sort of look, soothing and yet warm. She wanted to eliminate the red and go with a soft blue, brown, and grays or taupe. She also wanted a bookshelf somewhere, a cool chair and real bedside tables. So here is what I came up with:

Paint Colors:
All from Sherwin Williams: 1. 6006 Black Bean 2. 6247 Krypton 3. 7012 Creamy 4. 6225 Sleepy Blue

The whole room will be painted blue and there are two choices for her to choose from for the blue color. I recommended that the ceiling be painted blue as well.

Now for the Mood Board:
kristen's mood board
1. Curtains $10 for a set of two 2. Mirror $7.99 each, purchase 3 of them 3. Brown Bedding $79 for quilt, $16 each for shams, purchase 2 of them 4. Sunburst Mirror $62.99 5. Duvet Set $31.97 includes duvet cover and two shams 6. Chair $143.99 7. Ruffle Pillow
$29.95 8. Bookcase $149.86 9. Lamp
$19.99 purchase 2 of them 10. Nightstand
$59.99 purchase 2 of them.
Total Cost: $723.69

And, as I mentioned in the previous post, I also included some DIY ideas to spice things up without going over our budget:
First of all, I would love to see the armoire painted in the creamy color. Secondly, I suggested creating a slipcover to go over the existing bed frame to create an upholstered headboard (and footboard) look.

The next DIY is the curtains! I found some curtains that I loved from Pottery Barn but they were out of our price range so I thought it would be cool to mimic them with the awesome inexpensive curtains I found at Ikea. Here is the PB version:
ribbon edge drapes
So, all you have to do is sew a strip of dark brown grosgrain ribbon down the side edges of both the curtains from Ikea. Easy peasy, right?!

DIY for the mirrors (shown in the mood board):
I found these Ikea mirrors for $7.99 each and I had envisioned that they would be placed really close together above the bookcase to kind of give us a dresser feel but different from just a traditional mirror. I wanted the mirrors to be long and skinny and the most inexpensive I could find was at Ikea. Here is a picture from Martha Stewart that I found that gave me the idea:
mirror insp
To give the same elegant feel, I suggested painting the frame of the mirrors with this spray paint that I love. It gives it a great metallic feel!

DIY for the side tables:
I know these are new side tables but I think this little DIY will add to the elegant feel we are going for. I really wanted a mirrored side table but it wasn’t in our budget and so when I found the side tables that are in the mood board I remembered a picture that I had saved:
side table inspiration
I love how these nightstands have the glass behind the “X”. So, I suggested that Kristen have a piece of glass cut for the size of the tables and insert them behind the “X”. Won’t that be sweet?

And lastly, DIY for the bookshelf:
Here are some ways to dress up a simple bookcase (from the mood board). First of all, I would love to add these knobs
from Anthropologie. They are only $2.95 each (on sale!) and I think they would add a lot. Next another glass project that will add more glamor is removing the glass that is currently in there and replacing it with mirrors.

So there you have it! A master bedroom doubling as a glamorous, posh hotel room! Thanks Kristen for letting me (and the rest of the blog audience) take a peek into your room :)

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