Monday, February 28, 2011

Design Board....


I got this email from World Market about all the cool new things they had in stock now.  I was really impressed and thought I was going to do a board with JUST World Market merchandise.....but I got carried away....and threw in the Pigeon Basket coffee table so there goes that plan.

I am kind of over that coffee table....but then in another way I love it.  It is so easy to move out of the way [with those big wheels] .  My sofa is a sleeper and when my brother comes into town with his 3 kids...well....we have to use it.

And don't think I don't know that maybe wheels have peaked [I read design magazines also] but I have to say they are functional sometimes.  So back to the design board, World market and what I came up with.

I actually started with the rug.  That is usually where I do start first because a rug is a great inspiration point.  It kind of defines the style of the room.  From there I picked the wall color [BM] Metropolitan.  It was on their website as one of their 5 favorite grays.  I could not look at the color as I lent out my paint decks for the weekend.  Looks good though!

From there I just started building a room like I am doing an installation.  Big furniture first...sofa, chairs and case-goods.  After that we go to pictures or anything hanging on a wall.  Establish where you might need height in the room.  Lighting, pillows....THEN the accessories.  Those are always last.  That is when you start building your vignettes.  You will have a much better understanding of where you need to layer warmth and color...all those things that make the room appealing.

Think about the simple black dress.....you don't put the pearls on before the dress.

My biggest punch of color came in the window treatments.  Hopefully my imaginary room does not have a jillion windows because I might have to rethink that plan.  Also the rug is only a 6 by 9 but it could be layered over a larger sisal.

Anyway...this is just for grins and how I would style the room.  Remember...design is like art...very subjective.

I will let you know if I found anything while I was thrifting this weekend later......
* can not figure out how to make this picture bigger so get out your magnifying glass.





Berkley Floor Lamp - Ballard Designs
$239 - ballarddesigns.com


Silver Garden Stool
$195 - instyle-decor.com

Medium Moss Olive Jar
$159 - crateandbarrel.com

Classic Natural Steel End Tables
$160 - roomandboard.com


DwellStudio Modern Pillows Chinoiserie Vellum
$112 - pillowsandthrows.com







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26 comments:

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm happy to see you used rust draperies. I'm making some chevron roman shades for my kitchen in that color (I think they are more burnt orange, but the label says, rust)
I love the rug too !

Emily A. Clark said...

World Market has some great stuff lately. Of course, I'm saving my money for a certain shopping trip to Scotts. ..

Cathy Wall said...

Love it Sherry, lots of excellent finds and a great look. I always have trouble with the size on those Polyvore boards too... I'm sure there is some way to get them on the blog in a larger format, but I have no idea how to do that, glad I am not the only one!

Gretchen O. said...

I must say I do have a few World Market items in my house...they have great things. Especially when you just need that quick something...oh, and the fact you can buy food and wine while shopping for decor is nice too:)

Rene said...

Fun! World Market has some great things and very reasonable. Love that crate table, bird prints, and what color is that?

-Rene

Brilliant Chic said...

You are just plain hilarious! I LOVE reading your blog!

Pat said...

Looks great. I love the rug and bird prints. This also reminds me I should play with polyvore more often.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great mood board. Love the bird prints and I believe the sconce is Restoration Hardware because I saw them yesterday at the outlet.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Gorgeous board...I'm all about the pops of orange right now...with the combo of those patterns and that rustic shelf...I'm in design heaven...(c:

AntiqueChase said...

I am seriously lovin the bird prints .... are those available at World Market?? I clicked the link but it took me to another site? love them!!

eclecticrevisited said...

Hi Sherry,
love the book shelves and sofa...very nice designs..you make it seem so effortless...
I was out thrifting yesterday...great finds...will be posting them on thursday..hope you get a chance to stop by and check 'em out...
maureen

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

So fabulous Sherry- love the rug and am dying for a pair of those sconces!

denise said...

i love the rug, and everything else!

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

Oh my! Had no idea World Market made these kinds of changes. Loving all featured on your board! Thanks for the heads up, too!

eddieross said...

I love World Market! I am glad you found some great goodies.
Have a wonderful week!
Xo,
E&J

The Vintique Object said...

You know, I just really like your style. Light and airy and easy.

Heidiopia said...

I agree, World Market has nailed it this time around. Love the design board and your tips on the process. I'm not a decorator, just a decor-lover-rearranger, so this is great advice for my home office project! Thanks, Sherry. :)

traci zeller designs said...

Love it, Sherry! Looks way more expensive than it is!!

Debby said...

I will have to check out World Market! xo

My Notting Hill said...

Wow- they've got some amazing new pieces. The bookshelves are terrific - your whole room really appeals to me. Love your new header too.

Angie said...

LOVE the new blog header!

Mona Thompson said...

Great job. I really love the rust/orange accents. One of my favorites. World Market does have some great pieces. Isn't it fun playing on Polyvore?

Lori said...

Just bought some great new plates from World Market. Hadn't been in for a while and was pretty impressed with the new stuff.

Love the new blog look! Had a great time chatting with you at lunch yesterday!

Morgan @ PepperDesignBlog.com said...

Wow, thanks for the great round up! I forget that world market has so many wonderful items - love that bookcase!

LLH Designs said...

Love the campaign bookshelf! Great new blog look, too!

Hope you're having a great week!
Linsey

The Zhush said...

This looks great, you might not know how to make it bigger...but I don't even know how to do this!:) World Market is great, thanks for reminding me of this resource and I love your picks...all of them!