Hello there! Today, I wanted to share with you what I do when I’m not blogging or wielding a can of spray paint. I actually get out from behind the computer once and awhile to help make someone else’s home stylish! I’ve had an interior decorating business for several years now and decided a couple of years ago that blogging about interiors seemed like a natural extension of what I love to do. I’ve only shared my client projects occasionally. So, I’ve decided to share more regularly… I’ll feature projects and client before and after’s in upcoming posts and even some of my day-to-day decorating adventures/mishaps!
Recently, I created a mood board for a client’s dining room. She already owned a great table and china cabinet. We just needed chairs a console/buffet and some finishing touches to pull together a look.
This mood board reflects what I call a “graceful dining room”. With soft muted colors paired with a bold pop of orange, this dining room doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The rug, custom ruffled linen tablecloth, mirror and sideboard are all muted tones. The Ikat drapery fabric and orange glass bowl give an unexpected pop of color. With the addition of french country chairs, glassware in blue/green tones for the china cabinet and a large portrait of her two children…the mood certainly is graceful but not boring. What do you think?
ASI Advice: If you want to create a room similar to this, don’t be afraid to mix in bold contemporary pieces with a more traditional decor. Have a little fun with your space!
Every once in awhile, I am inspired in two completely different directions for one space. This happened with my client’s dining room and she actually ended up getting two designs for the price of one! I’ll share Mood Board #2 – Global Dining Room next week.
* ASI Mood Board Disclaimer: Some Mood Boards were created for specific clients and others are created for inspiration purposes. Specific resources are not provided, as these are the types of creations that clients pay me for. If you are interested in specific pieces seen on my Mood Boards or want to create the same look in your space, you can pay a nominal fee for the resources. Products on the Mood Boards are not to-the-trade only and everything can be found on the Internet. If you are interested in a specific resource then my ASI Q&A service would be perfect for you. If you would like a custom created Mood Board, then take a look at my Design Guide option.