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Mood Board Contest: Midwestern Summer Cottage by Alison Coffey

I’m so glad that Alison designed a midwest-inspired mood board because this is where Amy Butler lives and takes inspiration from for her collection. I like seeing the crisp navy, nice accent.

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Name: Alison Coffey
Occupation: Mental Health Counselor
Blog: www.thehumblelife.com
Theme: Midwestern Summer Cottage
Inspiration: The Midwest! And blueberry pavlova, strawberry shortcake, yellow summer flowers, warm breezes, cool breezes, and laid back, casual living. Oh, and just about anything from that awesome company Maine Cottage. I’m a Midwestern girl, but I live in Texas. Oh how I miss the Midwest summers!


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

(images by alison coffey)

Posted in contests on June 15, 2007
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Mood Board Contest: Organic Bliss by Joanna Dyckhoff

If you’ve ever imagined having your very own home spa with a touch of the far east, Joanna designed one centered around her passion for culture, travel, and all that is organic. And don’t miss her blog about living the organic lifestyle, it’s a new favorite of mine.

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Name: Joanna Dyckhoff (pronounced ?dai-koff?)
Occupation: Designer (organic lifestyle products/services)
Blog: lotushaus.typepad.com
Location: Seattle, WA
Theme: Organic Bliss
Inspiration: My mood board is inspired by the organic spa experience, influenced by the ancient traditions of Asia and India. I love sustainable design, global culture and the spa experience, so I put them together to express a wonderfully vibrant and uplifting mood that I would like to see in my own meditation/lounge room! Another inspiration is the Chopra Center in NY where I was able to experience an amazing & rejuvenating Ayurvedic experience.
Design Notes: The golden brocade pouch is from World Market and a similar wooden hand can be found at INE Imports.


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

(images by joanna dyckhoff)

Posted in contests on June 15, 2007

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

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