This week we're talking about a bathroom moodboard that has some serious style. As I was researching fixtures for this board, I came across what was called a Columbia bridge faucet. Being new in the industry, I had never heard of this style of faucet before. Now that I have seen the light, I will request that this fixture to be used in every bathroom ever because it is that beautiful (in my humble opinion).
The thing that I struggled the most with while creating this board was finding a happy balance between the colors of the tile and the paint. I was originally going to go for something neutral for the walls in order to let the light blue tile shine. Instead, I went the entirely opposite direction and chose Sherwin Williams' Dark Night. If you can imagine the rest of the bathroom in that beautiful dark color, it makes the accent tile POP while adding some needed color to the space. It's a total win-win situation.
Ladies and gents- this week's moodboard:
So, what do you think? Personally, I think that next week's moodboard for sure will not have tile in it because that takes forever to photoshop small sections of tile into what you see above. This editing drained me, but honestly the result was totally worth it. Seeing my hard work come together at the end of the week makes Mondays that much better. Maybe two weeks from now, you'll see a board with some beautiful patterned tile flooring (I've been getting major inspo from sources like Cle Tile and Popham Design).
Check out the sources that I used for this week's design here:
Keep up to date on what I'm pinning for next week's moodboard here:
This week, there was a challenge in store for me. This challenge wasn't like last week's where I chose two colors and made something uniquely beautiful out of it. Rather, I took on the task of designing a room that I never tried designing before. Welcome to my first bedroom moodboard.
If you haven't realized this yet from looking at my last two designs, I'm kind of in love with the idea of plants in homes. Adding greenery is a great way to bring some of the soothing effects of nature into an interior space. This week, I went a tiny bit overboard on the amount of greenery that I used, but I feel like it makes the reading nook in the bedroom a great and calming place to relax before bed. I found the succulent pillow above while sourcing last week and knew that I needed to use it soon. The combination of plants on the bookshelf (both green and brass) along with the succulent pillow ties the theme together nicely.
This bed frame and headboard combo was the first item that I sourced for this week; the pink, navy, and orange sung to me. Though these colors aren't usually the ones that I tend to gravitate toward, this piece was beautiful enough to base the colors in the room around. Because I chose to have patterns in the rug, bed frame, and headboard, it was an easy choice to keep the bedding and curtains simple as to not draw too much attention from the main colors in the room. The accent pieces in the room are all antique brass or wood. The greige flooring and white brick walls made a great neutral canvas to help showcase the bold colors chosen for this room.
Tired of me talking about how beautiful this room is yet? Well, this is the board you've been looking for:
All I have left to say is that my boxes are packed up and I'm ready to move in. Stay tuned for next week's mood board for more original designs by yours truly.
Check out what products I sourced here:
See what progress I'm making on next week's mood board here:
This moodboard was not easy to finish. I started this board immediately after completing the first one, thinking that it would be easy to keep myself on a roll. Little did I know at that time, about halfway through the week I would have created an Addams family-esque nightmare. It at one point kind of looked like the Hulk designed a room from the Middle Ages and it was a mess.
I took a few days off, took a step back, and went back to work. I'm so happy with the result because it turned out being something totally out of my comfort zone and something that I would have never thought of designing for myself. (I'm pretty sure if I'm working in this industry, I need to adapt my tastes for clients so this is probably good practice.) A not so subtle obsession of mine is succulents; I took the succulent arrangement above and thought- how could I bring these elements into a cohesive space? A rich room with greens, purples, and neutrals was the result.
Here it is:
I am pleased. Maybe next week I'll cruise back on into my comfort zone because this green and purple combo took me way out there. Knowing myself, probably I'll come up with an even larger challenge for next week.
Keep updated with what I'm creating and follow my design boards on Pinterest.
Here's the board for this week's project: www.pinterest.com/misssashleyrose/inspo-board-2/
And here's the board for next week: www.pinterest.com/misssashleyrose/inspo-board-3/
As far as my first attempt at a moodboard for my portfolio, I feel like this room accurately represents myself as a person. I enjoyed creating this room much more than I originally thought I would and doing so didn't feel like work at all. (I think that's a really good sign for the future). This design was based entirely on the rug above after I fell in love with it. The bright colors in the rug sung to me, so it was practically begging to be sourced. Though there wasn't much green in the rug, the anthropologie arm chair inspired me; I realized that bringing sea foam into the mix was necessary to complete this fun space. To pack a final punch of personality, adding flowers, succulents, and an ampersand tied everything together nicely.
So without further ado, I present to you the first of many moodboards I will be creating:
What do you think? I'm stoked for the future and am looking forward to keeping up my creative juices in 2017. I can't wait to compare this moodboard with the one I create at the end of the year to this one to see how much I've progressed.
Check out where I sourced all of the products for the image above: https://www.pinterest.com/misssashleyrose/inspo-board-1/
Also, check out the progress I'm making on my next moodboard:
Here's where you can come to get your weekly dose of design inspo. Every Monday, there will be a blog post with an original Ashley Marino Designs moodboard, trade-only tips, or ways to help you get the space that you're dreaming of. Enjoy!