Three Boys Mood Board

Ah, the mood board - a collection of inspirational images, words and samples.

I do love to create a good mood board, so when I started working on the furniture layout for the Three Boys room design, I naturally wanted to take it to the next step with a mood board!

Inspirational image

This was my jumping off image for the entire space! It has a great balance of the feminine and masculine - beautiful exposed beams, natural stone floor and a rough wood table, all balanced by feminine details.  

So, where do we take Sarah's room from here?

Three Boy's Family Room

The room, as is, feels warm, cozy and definitely very masculine.  I would like to see a couple of feminine touches added to the space to make it more balanced.

I think a smokey blue/grey color on the walls would work well in this space; it would highlight the grey in the existing brick as well as her kitchen counter tops.

Other basic elements I would add:

Harvest style table with turned legs: check, she's already added one!

Slightly modern take on a classic farmhouse ladderback chair, as side chairs

Dark, patterned rug perfect for the high traffic area near the fireplace

Chairs flanking the fireplace, both leather, but not quite matching would add an eclectic flair.

A couple of feminine touches to balance out the masculine architectural features:

Skirted slip covered wingbacks at the heads of the table
´╗┐Painted buffet along the side wall, with beautifully curved legs.

I've created this mood board as if we were starting from scratch in terms of furniture. Obviously, there are loads of directions that this room could go. This is simply a starting off point!

Mood boards are a great way to start planning a room and a really helpful organizational tool as well. If you've never created one, give it a try during your next home design project!
Inspirational image and slipcovered chair - both so deep from within my archives, I've forgotten where they came from.
Harvest table: Pottery Barn
Ladderback Chair: Williams Sonoma Home
Rug: overstock
Leather chairs: Restoration Hardware
Painted buffet: ebay