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Mood Board Contest: Grey + Brown Living Room by Paula Gibbs

I absolutely love Paula’s room because it’s the closest to my own taste and style, so of course it’s a fave of mine. The design reminds me of a card I purchased on etsy last summer from photobird called Yellow Vase. Click here to see what I mean. Paula – extra credit to you for adding great pockets onto your board. Love them. And the fabric covered buttons are perfection. :)

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Name: Paula Gibbs
Occupation: Academic coordinator for a graduate program
Your blog/website:
State: Idaho
Theme: Grey + Brown Living Room. My board is inspired by my current apartment. We moved into a lovely 1890s building in February, and I love the high ceilings and architectural details. This is what I wish my living room looked like, time and money permitting – elegantly neutral with some pops of yellow/ochre.

Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, Paula!

(images from paula gibbs)

Posted by decor8 in contests on June 12, 2007

Your comments...

  1. liz elayne commented
    June 12th, 2007 at 11:46pm

    this board is fantastic! love that chair in the last photo.

    it is so much fun to see all these different inspiration boards…love it!

  2. Rachel commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 12:25am

    i love the pear chair!

  3. Carlene commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 1:02am

    I love today’s boards. They just keep getting better and better.

  4. Doreen commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 1:03am

    I seriously love this color scheme too–I clipped the same Domino photo (on board pocket). Brown has been in my pallete for years–it is such a grounding color and can be used with so many others. My color scheme finally morphed into sea breeze blue and brown with accents of chartreuse, but I may do this for winter…
    Glad to see someone else loves the Orla Kiely chair.

  5. platinum blonde commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 2:46am

    modern glam…love it!

  6. katiedid commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 4:16am

    I’m a brown and white gal too. Love this board.

  7. Anonymous commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 4:38am

    I am all over this moodboard competition, man decor 8, you are one seriously cool girl blogger!!!

    love this blog!!!!

    kim f.

  8. m&stetson commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 5:39am

    i have loved all the inspiration boards so far, but i think this is my favorite?

  9. vineeta commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 7:27am

    clean. sexy. i love the yellow ochre addition to the white, grey, brown scheme. and yes, the buttons are so cool :)

  10. monica commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 2:30pm

    good lord I love the brown leather chair at the bottom (can’t think of who designed it) but tres bein!

  11. cruststation commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 2:55pm

    I love fabric covered buttons and a fantastic pocket too! It’s a fun way to display inspiration that is easily changeable.

  12. Anonymous commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 9:23pm


  13. Heather commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 11:51am

    I also really love this board– what I like most about this design is that it is something that both a woman and a man could live in and feel completely comfortable in.

    I’ve really enjoyed looking at all the boards… I think it was a great idea to have this contest!

  14. Janick - Nea Jewelry commented
    June 15th, 2007 at 7:41pm

    LOVE it!

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