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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 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:
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

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
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

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:
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


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