Monday, 25 October 2010

Completed Moodboard

Laura Ashley 
Inspired Designs Competition

For my mood board I have chosen the living room, which as the brief outlined should have the feel of a ‘drawing room’. As the kitchen would include a living/dining space I felt the living room needed to be somewhere more traditional and perhaps somewhere used for entertaining guests and act as a formal space. I have initially focused on traditional Victorian colours as from the description of the room it features a bay window, therefore I imagined the home as a character property. I have chosen to use hints of Laura Ashley’s Cranberry colour throughout the room to give a feeling of warmth. I felt this shade was perfect for Autumn/Winter with it’s feeling of richness but also the flowers on the Gosford wallpaper help add a Summery feel, helping the room work in all seasons. I chose the Gosford paper as the subtly of the print reminded me of classic Victorian wallpaper, yet also linked nicely with the client being a former florist. I have also opted to use gold as an accent colour, bringing elegance into the room and again reflecting Victorian tradition. I have chosen to fill the room with a variety of texture, layering cranberry curtains and cushions, mixed in with subtle beiges in the rug to tie the room together.  I have opted to use darker wood furniture from the Balmoral range as this compliments the deep cranberries and overall gives the room an elegant, sophisticated feel.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Influential Moodboards

I have been researching into interior moodboards and how is best to display your ideas. I found a few blogs which have been useful, here is one that like the layout of.