Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Mood Board

I just love when Sarah over at Pewter & Sage has her Monday Mood Boards.
You can click here to read about all of our options, but this is the one I picked:

At first I was drawn to the first picture, love the colors in the 2nd picture, but the books spoke to me in the picture and the grayish-blue and orange in the throw and the candle sticks. (Disclaimer: I must admit, though I knew I'd participate as soon as Sarah announced this one, I am a last minute procrastinator type of girl, so I did this today. Therefore, I totally went with Picture 3 when I saw most others this morning were drawn to Picture 1.) I don't necessarily like country cottage-ish feel that I do sense in this picture, but the hard wood floors, the muted colors and the books inspired a dark wood office with grays and hints of orange with those awesome barrister bookcases that are SOOO expensive and SOOO very cool.

Anyway, I'm not sure I'm loving the art, but Monday is slipping away and wanted to get this up on time. I may have to alter the art work to find something a little darker (read 'that actually matches'). I'm not usually a wallpaper person either, but this pattern was fantastic!

Hope you like it. I've linked up so go and visit some of the other great blogs that have linked up!

Ginger Side Table
$299 -

Z Gallerie - Damask Pillow 24"
$60 -

$1,149 -


  1. This is really cool, Vonda!!! I'm psyched you picked this inspiration photo, I was hoping some people would feel drawn to it. So funny, I'm such a procrastinator too, I did most of mine yesterday:) That wallpaper is fabulous and I love all the other hits of damask in the room. Really moody palette, I think it would be perfect for a library! So glad you got this done in time, its beautiful. Thanks for playing:)

  2. I like it! I too chose that picture because of the books; designing a library would be oh so cool! The rug and wallpaper you chose are beautiful and a nice sleek contrast to the traditional furniture.

  3. That would look right at home at your place.

  4. I like your color combo, I am drawn to that persimmon red and have lots of it in my own home. These days, you don't see as much of this story and you have given it a fresh look combined with the gray, cream and wood tones. Nice job!

  5. I like this image Vonda. A room filled with books is so warm and inviting.


  6. Love the rug!! Just perfect for a space like this!! Really like your interpretation of it! Great job!

  7. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Isn't having a blog fun? Anyway, love all your choices. That sand/black oriental rug is to die for!

  8. It's been said, but gosh that's a fantastic rug!! I'm digging the Z Gallerie pillows as well. :) Love your room!