Mood Boards


I love putting together random mood boards as the mood strikes (pun totally intended). It’s fun to play around with styles you normally wouldn’t go with, be able to pull off in your own house or would love to have in your dream house someday. I haven’t put together a random board in almost a year. So, needless to say, it’s high time I post another one. This particular one was inspired by two things…

The first: Malibu. In general, I really miss California. I haven’t been out there since August, though it seems like it wasn’t that long ago. We’re planning another trip out there this fall, but it can’t come soon enough. I miss the perfect weather (and how everyone treats rainy days like snow days), being able to walk pretty much anywhere from the apartment in downtown Burbank, the quaintness of Disneyland, the place I get my hair done (haha)… Well, the list goes on and on. I also miss the laid back and relaxed atmosphere of Malibu – and the fact it’s only a short drive away. Shopping at the Lumberyard and dinner at Gladstone’s is definitely on our list of things to do as soon as we get into town.

The second: When I was a teenager, I really really wanted a surfboard. Not to actually use – no, no – to hang in my room. I thought it would be “like the coolest thing like ever” and was determined to find one. I ended up compromising for a working traffic light and then all was right with the world. Nevertheless, my inner teen still yearns for a vintage surfboard. Seeing as how that wouldn’t really jive in our 1970’s brick ranch, I’ll just express my surfboard love by way of a mood board…

Mood Board: Malibu Living //

Finishes:Β White walls, touches of blue, rustic wood accents and splashes of gold. // Club Spray Sofa // York Pendant // California Love Print // The World is Your Oyster Print // Claude Walnut Dresser (Look for Less: Take a Craigslist dresser and update the hardware with chunky brass knobs) // Seagrass BasketsΒ (Look for Less: HomeGoods and World Market)Β // Pappelina Lisa Rug // Moroccan Gold Metallic Pouf // Taylor Chair // Wynne Coffee Table // 72″ Fiddle Leaf Tree // Reversible Cross Pillow // Triangle Cushion // Metallic Velvet Pillow Cover // Metallic Chevron Pillow Cover // Aztec Pillow Cover // Vintage Surfboards

So, what is everyone’s plans for the weekend? One of the things on our To-Do List is to hang a light fixture above the new dining room table. We have to cut/wire a whole new “socket” (actually, what is that called?), so it’s a little more involved than just hanging a new light fixture. Thankfully, we have my dad near by to help us with the wiring and all that jazz.

Hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Richmonders, enjoy the weather because they’re calling for snow again on Tuesday – I know, right?! Happy weekend, everyone!

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    March 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Can you tell us where the couch is from?

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    March 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I always love your mood boards. Well done!

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    March 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I so wantt to visit California someday!! And this makes me want to even more!

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    Lori H
    March 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Love this beachy vibe! Especially in light of the impending snow!

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    March 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    That couch is amazing!! Love the color!

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    March 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    socket= junction box?

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      March 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      That’s what Greg said too… I’ll just go with it, haha.

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    March 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

    That couch is gorgeous!! I think thst you could totally pull this off in your house. I like to believe that the exterior of your home doesn’t have to dictate the interior. If that were the case super modern kitchen remodels would really exist because they’re happening in houses like mine, a 1961 red brick colonial. (Well, we are going more classic not modern but I was trying to make a point haha.) anyways…it can be done and I’ve see you pull off some amazing things!!

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    Kristin Royalty
    March 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Love this. I’ve been working on a similar combo for my bedroom but in mine the mustard color is tangerine. I never would have thought to use the black and white striped rug. I love the way it mixes things up a bit and keeps it from all being too matchy matchy. Thanks for idea! I’m obsessed with finding something similar that works for my space.

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