From the moment I started designing this room, I knew it would be one of my favorites! What girl can resist a room so flirty and femine? When Alison contacted me about helping her spruce up her office/ lady cave into a chic, modern space, I knew that glam and girly was the way to go.
Here are a few of my favorite elements of the room.
My favorite find on this board... the gray links fabric is for a futon cover! Yes, I know. Just adorable. And relatively inexpensive from Tonic Living. Alison noted that she has a futon currently in the room and that it must stay, so I suggested that she paint the oak frame of her futon either shade (light or dark) of gray and add this new cover. Perfect addition to the room.
I'm a big fan of this Eskayel wallpaper. It's so pretty! Alison could either do an entire accent wall in the paper or even just a large wall scroll hanging (like Chassity did here in her kitchen).
I'm also head over heels for the quartz paperweight for Alison's desk. I've also seen these for less than $20 at HomeGoods.
I always like to take into consideration what "needs" each room has, so when Alison mentioned that she'd like to have a chalkboard area in the room for her little ones, I made sure to work it into the design. Because a whole chalkboard wall isn't exactly glam, I thought she could dress it up with a beautiful white, ornate frame (or two or three!). How incredible would it look if Alison did a whole wall with chalkboard + white frames for the little ones to draw in?! Or simply set a large frame leaning up against the wall, almost like an easel. Lots of options there : ) Alison can just spray paint some Goodwill frames and either paint the walls with chalkboard paint or a surface behind the frame (plywood, glass, etc)-- a good chalkboard frame tutorial can be found here.
Alison loves the design and her entire source list, which puts a big smile on my face! In fact, this is what she said: Michelle, to say that I love this mood board would be an understatement! Ahhh, I am so excited and just love everything about it!!! Thanks for being so great to work with, Alison!
Are you looking for a design jump start for any room in (or outside!) your house? Even if you've got a few ideas going, I'd be more than happy to help you pull them together. If you're interested in a personalized room design, source list, layout or any of my E-Design services, feel free to check out my E-Design page or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.