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Mood Board Contest: Creative Space for Mom & Son by Starlee Matz

This is a terrific mood board, spectacular colors, crisp, I just love it. It really pops off the page. I also like that it was created using a blue file folder – what a creative idea. The theme is another bonus, especially useful to all the artsy moms out there that want to design a space for both mother and baby that is stylish, functional, and fun. It looks like something you’d find in the pages of Blueprint magazine, don’t you think? Martha would be proud. I know I am. Fantastic entry, Starlee!

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Name: Starlee Matz
Occupation: Mom/Graphic Designer
State/Country: Oregon, USA
Theme: Playroom + Art Studio in blue and orange.
Inspired by: Typography and a few of my favorite colors. My one year old son likes to play and I like to do art, and in this room we can do both. Key features are the standing-height desk for me so he can’t reach and plenty of play things for him like a giant soft beanbag, drawing table, a bright orange rocker and lots of alphabet letters. Fun and educational!


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

(images by starlee matz)

Posted by decor8 in contests on June 13, 2007

Your comments...

  1. Anonymous commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 9:26pm

    I want Starlee to design my art studio because she and I have the exact same taste, only she knows how to pull it together better than I. Starlee you have given me the gusto to go for it and pull together my playroom office for me and my little girl.

    Thank you for posting this, Decor8!

    Sincerely,

    Jane Kroese
    Chicago

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  2. Anonymous commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 9:45pm

    I love this mood board, but Martha **would** be proud. The web site featured a nursery in a similar theme: http://tinyurl.com/2s5ue3

    I had it tagged as the inspiration for my little one’s soon-to-be nursery and now I have some additional ideas.

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  3. beachbungalow8 commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 10:08pm

    so playful and innovative. it’s great. simply, great.

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  4. Carlene commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 10:44pm

    I love this entry, but I really love the file folder idea!

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  5. Starlee commented
    June 13th, 2007 at 11:38pm

    This is such a great privilage! Thanks Holly! And thanks to all of you for the kind comments. I really appreciate it. :-)

    Starlee

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  6. Pecanpie commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 12:02am

    I’d love the source for the standingheight desk…

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  7. sherijohnson commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 4:09am

    Super cool! Fantastic presentation.
    Great mood board.

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  8. erin scissorhands commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 12:03pm

    i love this one!!!

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  9. -Suzie- commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:17pm

    I FEEL LIKE BLIND.
    IT IS NOW ONE WEEK THAT I CANNOT SEE ANY PICTURES ON FLICKR OR PICTURES FEATURED FROM FLICKR!

    IT LIFE IN CHINA AND AM REALLY MAD WITH THE NET NANNY’s FILTER!

    I WANT SO BADLY SEE ALL THE MOOD BOARDS SINCE I AM TAKING PART IN THE CONTEST AS WELL.

    I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO SEE DECOR8 AGAIN SOON! I MISS IT!

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  10. erinn commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:19pm

    perfect shades of blue and orange…

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  11. Jane commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:26pm

    this is perfection!

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  12. JanelleGee commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:54pm

    I love this… I knew I wanted mostly blues and greens but I wanted orange in there somewhere too…

    Hope she doesnt mind if I sort of copy her art studio for my own. :)

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  13. Starlee commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 4:30pm

    to Pecanpie – My (fantasy) standing-height desk is from Design Within Reach. I also like the Vika or Galant series of tabletops and legs from IKEA. Thanks!

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  14. Colleen commented
    June 19th, 2007 at 2:47pm

    Martha would actual recognize some of the pictures of the office on the board from an old Martha Stewart Living issue, which is why it has that vibe. I totally love it – the color palette and selections are modern and crisp. I would love to give my living room this feel since I have the blue wall and clean lines, but it needs a punch.

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  15. Julia commented
    June 20th, 2007 at 1:54pm

    Starlee- What is the circly orange fabric swatch you have there? I want to do an orange and blue room for my son too and I love that fabric for bedding.

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  16. Starlee commented
    June 20th, 2007 at 8:40pm

    Hi Julia – What you see is a swatch from Angela Adams Mix & Match Stationery. It would make a great fabric indeed.

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