Moodboard: Industrial Inspired

By | January 4, 2013

As I mentioned earlier this week, January will see us tackle one of our bedrooms.
After moving from our tiny two-bed (affectionally referred to as ‘The Doll’s House’) we wanted to make use of every spare inch of our cottage. Therefore our main bedroom is purely a room with a bed, and we have each taken one of the other bedrooms as our own to use as oversized wardrobes and dressing areas. With my room I plan to go ultra girlie and glam, but Mr C will be allowed to exert a bit of masculinity with an industrial inspired room (with a little bit of gothic thrown in for good measure!)

The moodboard brings in elements of industrial with the metal lamp and stool alongside a strong palette of dark greys and blues. On weekends, the room will need to be a guest room too and so we plan to soften the look with natural elements such as antlers, as well as a small chandelier so that the room doesn’t become too themed.

Industrial Moodboard Image sources:: Chalkboard | Antlers | Tolix Stool | Pressure Gauge Clock made and photographed by my lovely friend Matt T | Map | Merchants Chest and Lamp | Farrow and Ball Paints | Iron Chandelier | Linen Duvet Cover | Curiosities

Over the last few months we’ve been treasure troving for little trinkets to make up a wall of curiosities. I’ll share some of our finds later in the month, but for the moment you can see the very clever clock our friend made as a Christmas present (left hand side on row 2 of the moodboard) from an old pressure gauge.

The first thing to get cracking with is to strip the walls before we get a Plasterer in to skim. I will obviously keep you updated with all the progress! In the mean time do let me know what you think of this style though. Have you added an industrial elements to your house? x

Moodboard: Mint Condition

By | November 23, 2012

Our very intense blue bathroom underwent quite a transformation earlier this year.
In order to get Mr C on-side, I created a moodboard to get across the atmosphere I wanted to create. He’s the main Painter in our house and sometimes needs convincing of my master plans!

Mint bathroom moodboard

Image credits:
Subway Tiles | Grace Pendant Chandelier | Vintage Scattered Photos | White Painted Floor | Lace Panel | Ronseal Diamond Floor Paint | Laura Ashley Eau De Nil Emulsion | Crown Milk White Emulsion | Free Standing Bath | John Lewis Sheer Blind | Marvis Toothpaste

I was keen to create a serene, elegant and calm space and so opted for a calming  palette of white, mint and grey.
Mint can be a tricky colour to use – it seemed to be THE colour for Spring/Summer 12 fashion and it popped up many a time in my pinterest feed, but in an interior space I was worried it will feel a little nursery-esque.
Bath Progress
As you can see from the progress shots, we decided to just introduce mint to the lovely free-standing bath. Will keep you updated with the ‘after’ shots soon including the green accessories.

How about you, have you had any dalliances with mint in your home? x