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Mood Board Contest: Treasured Haven by Erica Midkiff

This contest gives us plenty of design inspiration, agree? I’m sure that your brain is buzzing — thinking of a hundred new things to do to your home this weekend, am I right? I have about 10 more entries to post, so voting may have to wait until Monday because in addition to the entries waiting for me in my inbox, I discovered over 30 additional ones in my spam folder that I had to sort through tonight (thanks yahoo mail for that). Treasured Haven by Erica is one of them that nearly didn’t make it in. (I’m so glad I found you, Erica!)

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Name: Erica Midkiff
Occupation: Assistant Financial Representative
Blog: http://suchsweetdaydreams.blogspot.com
State/Country: Massachusetts/USA
Theme: Treasured Haven
What inspired your board?: I imagine this room being all my own, containing only the things that I love the most. The time here would be entirely unscripted and unedited; just me and my thoughts. Any additional comments you’d like to include: I am always drawn to images of airy, open, sparse rooms, but my true style reflects a love for things, especially those that have some meaning or remind me of some part of my life. The photos on this mood board are from catalogs and magazines, but my own home reflects the same mix of styles, slightly muted and earthy palette, and a penchant for vignettes. Each image on this board represents a moment, a feeling, that inspires me. There is order here, but there is also freedom.

Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, Erica! I’ll post as many entries as I can fit in today, and then that’s it, the contest will wrap up and tomorrow we’ll all get to vote for our new winners. Yeah!

(images by erica midkiff)

Posted in contests on June 15, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Absolute Freedom by Jana Valachovicova

This entry doesn’t require words from me. It speaks volumes on its own. I allowed it in the competition because of the feeling it evokes and the thought that went into creating it. I can also envision using some of the materials as furniture, such as the leather coat, so it’s works for me. See for yourself. It’s one of my favorites.

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Name: Jana Valachovicova
Occupation: Manager (design is my hobby, but in the future it might become more.)
Your blog/website: www.jevedesign.cz (still under construction)
State/Country: Czech Republic
Theme: Everything is allowed, nothing is mandatory
Inspiration: The warmth and the scent of Tuscany, combined with the green freshness and mildness of Ireland. I love summer mornings when the grass is wet with dew and warm summer evenings filled with the sound of cicadas. I love the safe, relaxed feeling of comfortable home (perhaps even in the meaning of oasis or sanctuary), where you are free to do anything… but you do not have to do anything.
Notes: Here is the translation of all the Czech terms:
- Volnost = liberty (in this context, liberty / freedom to do anything you want).
- Oaza = oasis (a place of love, a place of peace, a place to rest, place to have fun, place where one is safe).
- ctvero rocnich obdobi = the four seasons of the year.
- muzete vsechno & nemusite nic = everything is allowed, nothing is mandatory.


Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, Jana! I’ll post as many entries as I can fit in today, and then that’s it, the contest will wrap up and tomorrow we’ll all get to vote for our new winners. Yeah!

(images by jana valachovicova)

Posted in contests on June 15, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Ladies Only Tea Room by Jeska Pettitt

Here’s one for the romantics out there. Go ahead, indulge yourself. You know you dream of having at least one pink room in your home to take afternoon tea. :)

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Name: Jeska Pettitt
Occupation: Retail manager
Blog: http://recordtheday.blogspot.com
Location: United Kingdom
Theme: Ladies only entertaining room, where you can read, socialize with friends, eat cake, drink tea, write or just have some well earned time alone.
Inspiration: An apple and almond tart and its description – slivers of cherry red apple look like delicate petals have floated down onto sweet, crisp pastry. Everywhere you turn it seems that there are flowers. Also a little of the indulgent side of Marie Antoinette.


Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, Jeska! I’ll post as many entries as I can fit in today, and then that’s it, the contest will wrap up and tomorrow we’ll all get to vote for our new winners. Yeah!

(images by jeska pettitt)

Posted in contests on June 15, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Vintage Glam by Allison Hefner

Meet Allison, an aspiring interior designer that is inspired by a Betsey Johnson clutch. She calls her room, Vintage Glam, and we all know a mood board contest isn’t complete without at least one glam-tastic design in the mix. ;) Thank you for bringin’ it, Allison. I’d love to see this as a room.

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Name: Allison Hefner
Occupation: Freelancer/aspiring interior designer
State/Country: Colorado/USA
Theme: Vintage Glam
Inspiration: A fabulous retro-inspired clutch from Betsey Johnson. I wanted to capture the essence of glamour and elegance that defined the era of the ‘Rat Pack’ but with a more edgier influence. By coating the walls in a rich, opulent aubergine, I decided to give the room a modern twist by keeping the decor clean and simple with an all white and black palette. Accent colors are kept to a minimum with touches of pink and red that ‘pop’ and compliment the purple walls. I also wanted to add texture to the room by complimenting the key features of the purse – feathers and reflective surfaces, which are represented by decor elements such as the mirrored side table and goose feather pendant.


Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, Allison! I’ll post as many entries as I can fit in today, and then that’s it, the contest will wrap up and tomorrow we’ll all get to vote for our new winners. Yeah!

(images by allison hefner)

Posted in contests on June 15, 2007

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