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Mood Board Contest: A Book Inspired Teresa O’Neill

This entry comes with a sweet little love story and a fantastic rusty vintage propeller on a mantle. See for yourself. Lovely!

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Name: Teresa O’Neill
Occupation: Apparel Designer
Blog: http://designfindfashion.blogspot.com
State/Country: New York, USA
Theme: Organic, Imitating the layering of textures in nature and finding a balance between all of the elements: shiny, fuzzy, smooth, rough… All with a wide organic palette of greens that mix into blues and tans that mix into grays.
Inspiration: Organics, colors of nature, and a book cover called “Love Letters Lost” that reminds me of the five years I spent across an ocean from my husband sending him A LOT of love letters.


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

(images from teresa o’neill)

Posted in contests on June 12, 2007
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Mood Board Contest: Tropical Sunroom by Rachelle Cowan

Here’s an entry from sunny California. You have to check out her occupation. Made my day. :)

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Your name: Rachelle Cowan
Your occupation: Nothing formal. Just being 100% awesome 100% of the time.
Your blog/website: http://artindulgence.blogspot.com
State/Country: California
Theme: Tropical Sunroom
What inspired your board?: This is the summer that I finally finish working on my sunroom. I want to turn it into a place where I can read, and my kitties can play! It?s the perfect room to keep humid for tropical plants. Balancing the different spaces, my cats and the special needs of my plants (light, humidity, water), I knew I?d need to be organized and this was the perfect way to get started-and get excited. I had an absolute blast doing this! Hopefully putting together the actual room this weekend will be just as much fun!

Notes: If you’ve submitted an entry to the Amy Butler/decor8 Mood Board Contest that has not posted, you may not have been selected since I’m only posting those in the final running.

If you have questions for Rachelle, please comment below so she can reply. Thanks for entering, Rachelle, and have fun pulling this all together in your sunroom.

(images from rachelle cowan)

Posted in contests on June 12, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Ayurveda Inspired by Vineeta Nair

Here’s an entry from India that caught my eye because it’s so vibrant and rich. Gorgeous!

“Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient system of health care that is originates in India.” – Vineeta. Click on images for a larger view.

Name: Vineeta Nair
Occupation: Advertising Art Director
State/Country: India
Theme: Ayurveda
What inspired your board? I am from India and Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that is practiced here. And my family has more than its fair share of Ayurvedic doctors :) so I’ve grown up with it all around me. To create a room inspired by it was a challenge that I could not not pass up. Ayurveda conjures up images of Indian tradition – so I’ve used a lot of traditional patterns, designs & motifs. Colours like yellow and red. I especially like the mural art picture that I got and the wall with metal scriptures on it. Ayurveda is also famous for its massages and that’s where that traditional bed figures. And in the Textures and Accents section you will find the mortar and pestle and the metal vessel/urn they hang above the bed which drips medicated oil on the patient. I love interior design and this happens to be the 1st mood board I’ve done in my entire life :) Thanks so much for the opportunity.

“The pillows are made of natural fibre mat. I especially like the wall with metal scriptures on it. The panel below that is the kerala mural art which is found on many temple walls. Its very colourful and intricate.” -VN

“I just loved the traditional latch on the door. The carved bed with natural fibre mat on it. The wooden platter I have at home is brilliantly old world.”-VN

“A metal peacock lamp. The design on the knob is done in the same style as the paneled mural.”-VN

“Various mat textures, natural fibres, metal vessels, mortar pestle & the urn thats hung above the bed that will drip medicated oil. Colours are Indian vibrant.”-VN

A special thanks to all that entered the decor8/Amy Butler Mood Board contest, I really enjoyed reviewing entries from so many talented readers out there! This week, I’ll continue to post my favorites and then on Friday, I’ll select the top 10 entries and they will appear in a single post with a link to an online survey so you can cast your vote and select your four favorites – your 4 faves will be our new winners, announced on June 19th.

Notes: If you’ve submitted an entry that has not posted yet, you may not have been selected since I’m only posting those in the final running.

If you have questions for Vineeta, please comment below so she can reply. Thanks for entering, Vineeta – you did a great job on your first mood board!

(images from vineeta nair)

Posted in contests on June 12, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Bohemian Morocco by Monika Kost

I’ll try to post some more entries over the weekend, but with my aunt and uncle coming up for his 45th reunion at Dartmouth (yeah!), his sister (my mom) and the rest of us will be with them. For today, I’m wrapping up with this gorgeous entry from Monika Kost. It’s a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the ground.

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Name: Monika Kost
Occupation: Photographer/New Mom
Website: http://www.monikaelenaphoto.com
Location: California and DC
Theme: Bohemian In Morocco
Inspiration: My inspiration is the idea of a young free-spirited woman traveling through the great country of Morocco, with all the enchantingly bold, bright colors and exotic textiles and brightly colored foods. This room is for a traveler of the world, which I am, and I would love for my room to look like this!


If you’d like to submit an entry in the decor8/Amy Butler Mood Board contest, click here for complete details and prize information. Entries due by midnight EST on Monday, June 11, 2007.

Notes: If you’ve submitted an entry that has not posted yet, you may not have been selected since I’m only posting those in the final running. Since I was flooded with entries and my yahoo mail crashed twice, I purchased more bandwidth so if I haven’t replied to confirm your entry, I may not have received it. Please resend it over the weekend if you can. Thank you!

If you have questions for Monika, please comment below so she can reply. Thanks for entering, Monika

(images from monika kost)

Posted in contests on June 08, 2007

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