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Mood Board Contest: Woodland Nursery by DeNai Jones

Another stunning entry… This time, it’s of a nursery for a little boy built around a woodland theme. I hope you’ve been clicking on all the images and reading the notes on some of these boards, you don’t want to miss out on the details!

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Name: DeNai Jones
Occupation: Designer & Founder of Petunia Pickle Bottom
Your blog/website: www.petuniapicklebottom.com
State/Country: California
Theme: Woodland Explorer/Boys Nursery
Inspiration: My son and the evolving baby industry I am privileged to design for. I am a big fan of decor8 and just had to submit a mood board for the contest! My hope was to include everything from the crib, changing table, storage, wallpaper, paint, mobile for the crib, mom’s chair, and other unique pieces created by some amazing artists. Clean design without a lot of fuss. My paint choice is a pallette of cool browns and beiges for the center wall (and opposing wall) framing the crib.
“The Cole and Son wallpaper is to be used on the two opposing walls (windows on both walls). The wallpaper gives the impression of the outside living within the walls; and the background being nature outside the windows. Sleek, simple shelving holds interesting pieces from nature walks as well some artistic pieces. The mobile I created is a step away from the ordinary. I have an aversion to brightly colored stuffed animals that sing sacchrine music. I chose the Egg Birdhouse by J. Schatz suspended from a couple of twigs. I think these would be intersting shapes for a baby to look up upon. The owl night light is an amazing creation and would give a wonderful glow to the room at night. I think crickets would have to be on the CD player for the babies “white noise” sleep music. ” -DJ


“Part of my inspiration was from the Wondertime Magazine spread. Kids whiling away the hours in nature, building, creating, and daydreaming. My friend let me borrow one of her letterpress blocks–mushrooms. I have a certain fascination with the different varities of mushrooms. I am in love with the simple baby rocker as well as the mom’s chair. Both are examples of clean line and function.” -DJ


“The flooring I chose is similiar to what I have in my own house. I love the distressed and no fuss look; and the sheep skin rug makes a perfect textural centerpiece for the room. The owl and tree stump pillows are perfect accessorie pieces that I fell in love with a few months back.” -DJ

“The changing table I chose offers storage as well as a tidy changing station. The changing station can be removed once baby is out of diapers. My quick brainstorming sketches show the room layout and mobile idea. The crib would be placed on the back wall, changing table in corner, mom’s rocking chair kitty korner, sheep skin rug center. Owl light and pillow tree stumps anchor the corners.” -DJ

Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, DeNai! 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 denai jones)

Posted in contests on June 14, 2007
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Mood Board Contest: Urban Sophisticate by Michele DeVous

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!

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Name: Michele DeVous
Occupation: Homemaker, Grandmother (a young one!), collage artist.
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Theme: Urban Sophisticate: Black and White and Red all over
Inspiration: Downtown lofts are revitalizing cities all over the country and young sophisticates are flocking to them. “Black and White and Red all over” is meant to reflect the urban: environment–geometrics, black buildings punctuated with neon signs, nature with a stylized perspective. The new urban dwellers are successful, well-traveled, investors, business people, collectors of unique travel finds with an eclectic mix: Eames print, antique kitchen linens, Art Deco salt and pepper shakers, American folk art and Chinese antiques. The open loft flows from one living area to another; one palette carried throughout the space–black, white and red all over.

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

(images by michele deVous)

Posted in contests on June 14, 2007

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 in contests on June 13, 2007

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: http://jupiterbuttons.wordpress.com
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 in contests on June 12, 2007

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