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Mood Board Contest: Tea at Tiffany’s by Katherine Black

Here’s an entry I’m thinking you’ll love, given all the Hepburn fans out there. Check this out, it’s stunning… Is it me, or are these boards motivating you to work on rooms you’ve been neglecting lately? For me, this is the case – totally. Keep the entries coming, I love the variety of personality and styles.

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Your name: Katherine Black
Your occupation: Advertising art Director
Your blog/website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/black_kat/
State/Country: South Africa
Theme: ‘Afternoon tea at Tiffany’s’
What inspired your board? A living room inspired by Audrey Hepburn, black and white photography and a sense of the dramatic in print and pattern. Touches of soft turquoise added to break the black and white – we’ve all seen a large number of black and white in interiors recently, I think the light turquoise is a lovely addition to update and refresh a black and white scheme. My flickr page (linked above) includes notes and links to some of the artists work featured.


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.

If you have questions for Katherine about her board or inspiration, please comment below so she can reply. Thanks for your entry, Kat!

(images from katherine black)

Posted in contests on June 04, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Europe as Inspiration by Andrew Ritchie

This contest certainly isn’t limited to the ladies! I was over the moon when I found out this entry was inspired by a male decor8 reader, Andrew Ritchie, a Canadian freelance writer that took this contest a step further and created a blog to show his mood boards. Impressive work, Andrew!

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Your name: Andrew Ritchie
Your occupation: Freelance writer
Your blog/website: http://moodboards.blogspot.com
State/Country: Ontario/Canada
Theme: Umber, texture, interior. I decided to use ocres, umbers and a touch of green as the colour motif and main theme. I think the interior I ended up creating is decidedly European.
What inspired your board? A pair of shell sculptures I saw in a magazine. By the way, I’m not a designer by trade, but I love design.


If you’d like to take part in the decor8/Amy Butler Mood Board contest, click here for complete details and prize information. Entries due by midnight EST on Monday, June 11th! If you have questions for Andrew about his board or inspiration, please comment below so he can reply. Thank you!

(images from andrew ritchie)

Posted in contests on June 01, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Nature Inspired by Jemma Rethman

When I read through this entry last night, I was thrilled to see that it’s from a high school student. I was just reading yesterday in the Boston Globe about the new trend of teens hooked on Interior Design, and with so many high school students writing in asking me questions about design more and more, I think the Globe is onto something. This entry is from Jemma Rethman, a student from Nova Scotia. I think her board is just lovely.

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Your name: Jemma Rethman
Your occupation: High-school student
Your blog/website: http://www.acorntree.etsy.com
State/Country: Nova Scotia, Canada
Theme: Nature (eco-friendly)
What inspired your board? My mood board is inspired by nature, the summer, soft blue skys, blossoms, pears, white porcelain and natural linen fabrics. It is made in a recycled picture frame, with a background of brown paper bags, I tried to chose handmade items or pieces of furniture made with natural linen/cotton and wood. My inspiration board is accented with pieces of real nature that in my dream room would stand in simple white porcelain vases.


If you’d like to take part in the decor8/Amy Butler Mood Board contest, click here for complete details and prize information. Entries due by midnight EST on Monday, June 11th! If you have questions for Jemma about her inspiration, please comment below so she can answer them. Thank you!

(images from jemma rethman)

Posted in contests on June 01, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Chinoiserie Inspired by Ricki Mountain

Here’s a romantic entry from Ricki Mountain, an artist from California. If you’d like to take part in the decor8/Amy Butler Mood Board contest, click here for complete details and prize information. Entries due by midnight EST on Monday, June 11th!

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Your name: Ricki Mountain
Your occupation: Art Publisher by Day. Designer by night.
Your blog/website: http://www.newartdaily.blogspot.com
State/Country: San Francisco, California
Theme:Modern Chinoiserie
What inspired your board? French Flea Market Trend
Any additional comments you’d like to include: I love old with new, mix and match anything!

If you have questions for Ricki about her inspiration, please comment below so she can answer them. Thank you!

(images from ricki mountain)

Posted in contests on June 01, 2007

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