September 22, 2011

Mood Boards...mixing styles!

I've been busy creating a design for a client who wants to incorporate her family's heirloom mid century modern dining table and buffet (her grandfather actually built this set), and a few existing traditional elements such as her old world chandelier.  The client doesn't want to buy everything new therefore my goal was to make both these styles work together.

So I used an Olio Mood Board...I love this site!  If you haven't used Olioboard click here to learn more about this fabulous site.  Here's the new design...

First we added simple cream parsons chairs, because finding wood chairs to match this unique table would be very difficult...not to mention expensive!  And parsons chairs are only around $ that! 

For more traditional style we added upholstered chairs in a soft blue for added color and interest.  Funky candlestick lamps help tie in the mid century modern theme, and the quatrefoil area rug is very old world don't you think?

The soft blue paint color is for the trey ceiling, and the warm cocoa brown will be the wall color.  The client also wanted to save money on window treatments, so we used simple silk panels in a cool, dark brown...reinforcing our blue n' brown color scheme.

So if you've got a design dilemma and need a little help incorporating two different styles, or just need some design inspiration...check out Olioboard!

Happy Decorating!

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  1. Thanks for the link!! Very cool room you are working on!! Love it

  2. I've been telling myself: "Self, there must be a website that allows you to create Mood Boards." Thanks so much for making it come true! Awesome Link!!! Yay! I just signed up!

  3. The Olioboard website is a fantastic design too!

  4. Wow! This is very similar to one I did on polyvore for my LR. Love it!


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