Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bird Bath Design Board

An eclectic mix for the birds...
Bird bath...
Oh, there were so many "punny" possibilities for this post. Puns, alliteration...See, Mrs. Koch, I did learn something in your English class!

Okay, if you aren't rolling your eyes by now and you're still interested in the actual design happening in this post, then let's jump right in. Here's one of my recent design boards using Jonathan Adler's stunning wallpaper.

WallpaperJonathan Adler
Art: All Modern Tea Towel (Framed as art)
Mirror: CB2
Wall Sconces: Lumens
Hand Towels: West Elm
Double VanityHome Decorators
CanistersUrban Outfitters

Let's dissect this board a little. Simplicity is key with your accessories in this space since the wallpaper is so 'in your face'. We'll let the wallpaper be the star and not compete with anything else in the room. Then, let's offset those hard angles from the diamonds in the paper with the soft curvature of the round mirror. Next, let's juxtapose our contemporary elements with a bit of something rustic, i.e. the vanity. And, don't forget the art. The muted tones in this pigeon tea towel will look great matted and framed. Oh, those cobalt blue wall scones, they make quite the statement, don't they?! Gotta throw in a third color just to spice things up a bit. Remember, matchy matchy is boring. We'll tie that blue right into this design with a simple hand towel accented in the same color.

So, there ya have it, a glimpse into the thought process behind the design and a case presented to make you understand why it all 'works.'


pam {simple details} said...

Those lamps totally make it, loved your thought process along the way, and the little detail trim on the towels! :)

Jennifer Hibberd Mundy said...

Great mood board -- and that wallpaper is gorgeous!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is SUCH a fun space! love the paper!!!

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

Gorgeous moodboard! The wallpaper is killer, and love the blue lights!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Wow that would be a cheerful space to go into every morning!!

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