My love for design all started with the chalkboard painted fridge post…thousands of site visits and dozens of comments later, I realized I found joy in creating beautiful spaces. While I am passionate about helping people find space and healing in their story (I’m a therapist, did you know?), I am also passionate about creating beautiful and life-giving homes. It was only after the encouragement of my talented sister that I decided to pursue this passion of creating beautiful spaces more fully.
I didn’t have a client for this design. I just hopped on my laptop one evening and started playing with creating a design board. This mood board is what I imagine would be on a client’s Pinterest. Different textures, colors, and images give clients inspiration towards what kind of space they want for their room. While doing this, I also developed a questionnaire for future clients to help me further hone in their style, room functionality, feel, and more.
The Mood Board
The bottom right rug was the focal point of the room’s inspiration. I just love the bright pink, dark blue, and hints of teal throughout. Don’t be afraid of pink! It doesn’t have to be a “feminine” color in your space, its often a color that brings warmth, excitement, and dimension.
Another important aspect of this design are the natural textures. Wood and plants help ground the space and, again, give dimension. They also give touch to a room. I believe our spaces are not simply visual, but include what we hear, smell, taste, and touch. Bringing elements for all the senses into your design make it a space that really speaks to you and invites you in.
The Room Design
To be honest, after I finished the design, I realized that this is a space I want!!! haha…I guess I just needed the creative outlet to design a space that speaks to me. So maybe a beautiful guest bedroom is what I discovered here? I love how the simplicity of the white bedding, dresser, bedside tables, and room itself allow for the colors to really pop.
Plus all of that natural wood makes my heart swoon. And you know this #plantlady is dying over the options here! I am a firm believer that you can spruce up any space with a plant. Or seven. Ahem.
One thing I think I would change about this space is maybe adding a tall plant. Maybe a mature fiddle leaf fig or bird of paradise.
If you’re a plant killer, fake options can still bring the green without the fear of dooming anything to certain death. *wink* Tip: read the reviews for any fake plant you’re considering purchasing. People who have bought the item before you will let you know if it is worth the purchase.
The reason I would add a tall plant is that the room only goes up 50% of the space vertically, and it’s always good (imo) to add design to all surfaces, including the ceiling! Or up to it at least. Click here to read my post about the 5 easy steps to designing a room – which includes why “designing tall” is key.
So there you have it! What do you think? Is the design something you love or is it not your style? Tell me in the comments below!