I really enjoy creating a mood board and seeing how various items come together to create a space.
Below is one of the mood boards I did for an assignment. I wanted to create a neutral and natural base for an open and comfortable feel, with feature red and teal and various patterns and textures for some fun and warmth.
His favourite would be the kind you see on World’s Strictest Parent’s, Supernanny or Hoarders where someones life is changed for the better and they wake up to new ways of doing things.
I do love that too, it’s so great to see someone make changes for the better in their lives and it’s also great to see someone make a change for the better in their home. Which is, I believe, a change for the better in their lives.
Here a few great before and after pictures I found to help inspire you!
1. Before and After Kitchen.
A great kitchen revamp without getting a whole new kitchen.
About a year ago I found this cute little chair on the side of the road in hard rubbish.
A year later I finally fixed it up to add to my mismatched dinning chairs.
Well actually I didn’t do much of the work. My sister-in-law wanted to use it at her wedding, so my parents, my sister-in-law and her mum are the ones really responsible.
The old seat was looking pretty gross and the chair was missing a few bits and had to be taken apart and glued back together.
While apart I sanded it down so that the paint would grip to the wood better.
Once glued back together it was painted turquoise (a colour I’ve been adding into my house bit by bit lately) and rubbed back to reveal some of the wood and white undercoat – for that rustic look.
The seat was covered in some hessian, which was originally a temporary solution for the wedding and then I could decide what I wanted to use later. I really like the hessian though, so I’m keeping it :)
Here it is!
You can only just see it down towards the end but here’s the chair at the wedding on the long tables which had random mismatched chairs mixed in.
And this is what it looks like around our dining table. Love it!
Some friends of ours are building a house and have asked for help in selecting furniture, fixtures etc. They told me they don’t know what styles they like (Although could easily tell me what they don’t like).
So I did some ‘pinning’ of some different styles of interior design to show them and I’ve been doing some more research into what makes an interior design style.
I thought I would share with you, over the next few weeks, some basic descriptions and some examples of a few styles.
Contemporary interior design is essentially whatever is current or up to date. Also often referred to as ‘modern’ (although this can also be referencing another specific style).
This is a style that is constantly evolving but generally contemporary interiors feature modern clean lines, smooth surfaces and mostly neutral colours such as white, creams, browns and blacks etc with bold colours as accents.
Contemporary interiors are uncluttered and can sometimes appear cold with smooth and shiny surfaces but some softer textures, patterns, natural elements and pops of colour can help warm the space. But remember to keep it simple and open with minimal accessories and bold or geometric shapes rather than intricate detail.