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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

Mood Board Contest: Lady Den by Susanna Moreno

Here’s a creative entry from a fellow blogger in Australia. 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: Susanna Moreno
Your occupation: illustrator
Your blog/website: http://melikestuff.blogspot.com
State/Country: Sydney, Australia
Theme: Lady Den
What inspired your board? antiques, wood-panelled dens, wood-paneled libraries, wood panels, African themed hunting/trophy rooms, English manor houses, wallpaper, the smell of leather, dark wood floors. black and white prints, black and white textiles. This room would be used for reading, having chocolatey drinks (or otherwise) in front of the open fire, playing twister and hosting fondue parties.

If you have questions for Susanna about her lady den, please comment below so she can answer them. Thank you!

(images from susanna moreno)

Posted in contests on June 01, 2007

Mood Board Contest: Lingering Summer Days by Suzy Lorenzen

Here’s another amazing entry. I love this one, wow! So much talent out there, these entries are blowing my mind. 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!

Name: Suzy Lorenzen
Occupation: Designer
Blog: http://lorenzstudio.com/blog.html
Web: http://lorenzstudio.etsy.com
State/Country: California, U.S.A.
Theme: Lingering Summer Days
What Inspired Your Board? Fabrics, the ocean, grass and dishes posted on my board. My mood board is made up of 4 smaller cork boards. Each board represents a certain characteristic of the room. All of the text in the boards is included in the description of each image.

Click on images to read Suzy’s comments so you can get a feel for where she’s going with this space. Lovely!

If you have questions for Suzy about her living room, please comment below so she can answer them. Thank you!

(images from suzy lorenzen)

Posted in contests on May 31, 2007

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