Sunday, May 16, 2010

decor

in anticipation of the big move, my mind is (excitedly) running wild with decorating ideas. i've been reading decorating blogs, decorating magazines, and flipping through decorating websites. [house beautiful, anyone??]

i've also been looking through current furnishings of mine and of lisa's to determine what materials we already have and what materials we could add to our new space. i have concluded the following theme would be fun:
coastal africa [definitely NOT safari]

apparently, this is a decor inspiration which has not been done much before (yay!), but that poses some interesting challenges. so, after racking internet pictures - and my brain - i have created the following list of what i think coastal africa should encompass:
  • neutral colors (browns, tans, golds, cremes) with shots of "sea" colors (blues, greens) and a hint of red
  • texture, texture, texture [grass, wood, stone, wicker, textured paint (like sand) etc.]
  • interesting and culturally-relevant artwork [lisa's batiks, one tribal mask]
  • stone or hardwood or concrete flooring with sea grass/sisal rugs
  • tribal patterns on pillows and chairs in neutral colors
  • less is more
  • and, of course, sustainable fabrics/materials, etc. [especially when combined with the use of refurbished vintage/flea market buys]
and, lastly, i developed the following inspiration and design boards. the first is room design, and the second is overall inspiration.

thoughts?




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

from gramma K, I like the one in the upper right hand corner of the first group. Dream on, Joanna