Our challenge this month was to select one of these beautiful chairs from Horchow to inspire our virtual room. Our client could be imaginary and if chosen, the budget unlimited.
I chose this beauty.
Where I started:
1. The Horchow chair's color automatically led me to my wall color:
2. Martha Stewart, Azurite. I love green and blue together, and although it's dark, I kind of like the idea of a moody bedroom.
3. Erin from Skoots and Cuddles used this gorgeous image from Lonny Magazine as inspiration for her dining room. I immediately fell in love with the navy walls, crisp white accents and wood tones. I knew I wanted to incorporate this look into my master bedroom.
4. Right after Sarah posted the challenge, I came across this bedding from Land's End and knew it would be perfect in my virtual space,
5. and would work with my existing Captain's bed which is similar to this one from Pottery Barn, minus the headboard.
Here's how the room evolved:
1. Fabrics for the space top to bottom, Cotillion Stripe Khaki (for a DIY upholstered headboard), Wilmington, Multi by Covington (for 3 Euro pillows), Tala Bluemarine (a long bolster for bed), Lisbon Linen in Indigo (a throw pillow for chair or to trim the edges of the curtains), all from Calico Corners.
2.Accessories: a ) gorgeous red mirror for a pop of color and a little Americana, b) framed personal letters as seen on Emily A. Clark's blog highlighting Cote de Texas for personal, inexpensive artwork, c) and brass sconces on either side of headboard since we have little room for bedside lamps.
3.Windows: we already have these room-darkening drapes over bamboo roman shades. I would trim them with similar grosgrain ribbon or the Lisbon fabric from above, for some added interest.
4. We have nightstands similar to this one I found on Pinterest from Centsational Girl, which I would add these Anthropologie knobs to for another touch of green.
5. I fell in love with this rug from Shades of Light for its sort of modern, nautical note and the way it connects to the headboard fabric. I think the wide stripes in both help to balance some of the more feminine aspects of the room and add some contrast.
6. The Land's End bedding
7. The inspiration chair from Horchow
8. I fell in love with this dresser from West Elm. I love the tones of the wood and its simple, slightly rustic, yet clean-lined form.
Fabrics up close:
Looking at the "space" as a whole, I see a hint of a modern-nautical look which I think fits my husband and me pretty well. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to go so dark in my real space, but the mood board definitely helps me to visualize the potential for this look in our room.
Thank you Sarah, for hosting this fun challenge once again! Please visit Sarah's blog Pewter + Sage to check out all the talented bloggers who are participating in today's party.
Have a great day. I'll be back in Blogland, catching up on my favorite reads and sharing my bathroom facelift later this week.