I want to share with you my interior design inspiration boards that I submitted in Tobi Fairley's contest. Tobi is an interior designer in Arkansas and held a contest via her blog for students at her summer design camp, her staff and those following her blog.
You can read about the camp and the winners via this link. I didn't win, of course, but it was fun and I learned how to build a collage board via Picasa software. I actually submitted two inspiration boards, one using one-of-a-kind antiques selected from various online antique shops and a second one selecting new furnishings from websites where the products are available to everyone.
I took an imaginary house and filled it with things I liked. Since I used Picasa collages, mine is not a photo of an actual board with fabric pieces, three-dimensional items, family photos, carpet samples, etc. Using the collage limits you to just a few photos, so I was not able to select items for an entire home or even one complete room.
Here is the first inspiration board created with mostly antiques and vintage items:
Let’s go online shopping for inspiration for a dream home on the outskirts of Paris.
1) First, let’s go to Jacqueline Adams Antiques for a Swedish sofa.
2) Then, hop over to Cote Jardin for a trumeau.
3) Next, click over at Avolli for a pair of white chairs.
4) Let’s go to Robert Shapiro for an Italian aqua & gold center table.
5) Next, to Robert Kime for some English damask for pillows.
6) Then, click over at Ann Kroener Antiques for some sconces.
7) And, we’ll need a chandelier from John Roselli.
8) How about a side chair with a gold frame from Cupboard and Roses Antiques.
9) Take some gold edged china from my pantry.
10) And some white coral and mercury glass from the living room.
11) Install some white marble overdoors.
12) In this lovely house outside Paris.
Here is the new products inspiration board:
Although I do not decorate in blue, it seemed that these items went together.
This collage is of all new furniture available now [not one of a kind antiques].
1) Faux Effects International faux paint on wood door panel
2) Chaise from Councill Craftsmen
3) Floor mirror from Restoration Hardware
4) Haviland Prestige Turenne china at china shops where Haviland is sold
5) Chandelier from Julie Neill
6) Buffet by Randall Tysinger via EJ Victor Furniture
7) Commode by Amy Howard Collection
8) Console by Amy Howard Collection
9) Four Poster bed by Corsican
10) Occasional chair by Hickory Chair
11) Sofa by EJ Victor
12) Trumeau by EJ Victor
I have not provided the links to the product websites, but they are easy to pull up with Google. Hope you enjoyed my picks.
All the best,