Our finished basement is slowly becoming a reality. I have been holding back strong urges to make a zillion mood boards for every room since we broke ground several months ago. Well, the wait is finally over. Now that we are in the finishing stages, I am allowing myself to start creating mood boards for each space.
Naturally, I started with my space. For the first time in the 3 homes we have owned, I will actually have a room to call all my own. This room will be my creative studio…where I will go to craft, to sew, to blog, to relax, and to reenergize. I have been dreaming of the space for a very long time, so it was not difficult at all to pull together this mood board.
I have longed for a serene escape to unleash my creativity. Translating that into a room, I was drawn to the idea of a white-washed space (consistent with my self-imposed white box challenge for the basement). White walls and white furniture with some light or grey-washed wood tones. Then, I wanted to bring in pops of color in the accents. I am using turquoise and yellow for a splash of color.
The paint color used as the backdrop of the mood board is Martha Stewart’s Tailor’s Chalk. It is a beautiful white with a subtle pink undertone. We have already started painting and love how sophisticated this white looks. It is classy and warm.
1. Finn Chandelier from West Elm – I got an amazing deal on this chandelier and we already have it installed in the space. It is still on sale for an unbelievable $109.99, if you want one too.
2. Bisley 5-drawer Cabinet from The Container Store – I have wanted one of these forever. I think these little metal guys are so cute and practical.
3. Carpenter Lamp from CB2 – I actually already have this light, but in teal (no longer available). I found it on a floor sample sale at our local store.
4. Knuff Magazine Holders from Ikea – I want lots of these to conceal all my magazines, books, and sketch books. These look great in natural wood, but might also be fun to makeover.
5. Stella Floor Lamp from Urban Outfitters – It had me at Yellow!
6. Teal Stoneware Umbrella Stand from Target – I just got this guy a few weeks ago on sale at Target. I will use it to hold wrapping paper.
7. Chevron Rug from Home Goods – I definitely want to incorporate this fun rug in the space, but not sure if it will be as a rug or repurposed for something else.
8. Martha Stewart Flat File Cabinet from Home Depot – So excited my local Home Depot has these in stock at the store. I want to get two. I will put them side by side and then put an new top across both for a large work surface. The flat storage will be great for art, paper, and tissue paper.
9. Trestle Table from Ikea – I already have a pair of these trestles in white. I just need to make or find a new top for them. This will be my desk floating in the center of the space under the Finn Chandelier. Changing the color of the trestles might be fun, maybe grey or maybe teal.
10. Kitchen Cart from Ikea – Drool-worthy! I love the vintage industrial vibe of this little teal cart. It will be so great for art supplies and tools I want to keep on hand by my storage-less trestle-leg desk.
Well, after that quick review, it is apparent I am well on my way to having this room as a reality. There are only a few purchases left to make. The biggest purchase, not captured on this mood board, is flooring for this room. We have yet to order the carpet for the basement, so that needs to come first. Then I will get to load the room and make this mood board come to life.
I can totally picture your vision for this-it’s going to be great!
Landed here after your post about the fab deal you got on the Martha Stuart cabinet! Anyways, just wondering what tool you use for the mood board?
Hi Amber and welcome! I do not use a mood board tool to create my mood boards. I create them manually using Photoshop Elements. I have found this is the best way for me to customize them to look exactly the way I want.
Gina Amante says
Hi Jackie! I’ve tried to use the “contact me” button on your website a couple of times, and it does not seem to be working. Is there another way I can communicate with you? I need help… :-) Thanks!
Hi Gina. I am emailing you directly now.