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Mood Board Contest: Notting Hill Inspired by Ana

Here’s a mood board that actually incorporated Amy Butler fabric into the design. This entry may not qualify though (sorry!) because all mood boards need to be created by hand (vs. solely via computer). Despite that though, I wanted to at least show you the entry because I think Ana did a nice job and it’s quite clever that she was the first to use Amy’s fabric — I was waiting to see who would think to do that! Notice the table and chairs, the butterfly motif is unexpected and very sweet.

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Your name: Ana
Your occupation: Housewife
Your blog/website: www.bubblescompany.blogspot
State/Country: London, England
Theme: Nothing Hill House
What inspired your board? Amy Butler Fabrics


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 Ana about her board or inspiration, please comment below so she can reply about her Notting Hill room.

(images from ana)

Posted in contests on June 05, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Colorful Country Living by Julie Palmer

If you imagine spending the weekend in a gorgeous farmhouse in Sweden, this mood board is one that you’ll really enjoy. The color palette and furniture selections have me drooling. What a great room. When can I move in? Ah, that sofa!

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Your name: Julie Palmer
Your occupation: Secretary
Your blog/website: n/a
State/Country: Pennsylvania, USA
Theme: classic, country – with some nice pops of color
What inspired your board? My love for nature and the organic forms I see when hiking. I love bold florals and curvilinear styles in combination with simple, classic styles. And I love the color blue :) I don’t work in the art field but it is such fun to be creative!

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 Julie about her board or inspiration, please comment below so she can reply. Thanks for your entry, great colors!

(images from julie palmer)

Posted in contests on June 04, 2007

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

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