So, I’ve basically been thinking about the house non-stop since we moved in. It’s been both liberating and constricting. Liberating in that it’s just so exciting to have a house to even think about. But, confining in that I’ve had to think mostly about “boring” stuff. Stuff that had to get done. Gutters, contractors looking at leveling the floors, blinds, unpacking, shower curtain liners, outlet covers. And the list goes on. All that stuff has to be done, but just doesn’t really do it for me. I’m ready to design, work on projects, and start adding more beautiful elements to the house. So, I’ve been dreaming up different room designs just for fun. You know, to flex those muscles a little. And, even though I’m sure we won’t end up going with any of these ideas it’s really fun to try things out. And I think it will help me hone in on what I want by the time we get to the real decision-making.
So, here’s a design board and a mood board I put together for a bedroom decor idea. My inspiration was soft and cozy textiles and relaxing colors. In San Francisco my gym was right on the bay (shout out to the Embarcadero YMCA – it’s seriously so great!) and I would go workout before work, which meant I would often get to watch the sunrise over the bay from my elliptical (talk about motivation to get your workout in!). And every time, right before the sun actually rose over the water the sky would turn this dusky purple-y color. The water reflected the same thing with hints of deep blue and the bridge, piers and boats on the water would be silhouettes in a soft gray. As the sun that was getting ready to break through it would sometimes send these beautiful neon orange/pink streaks through the sky. And as the sun rose everything would lighten up and the sky would slowly return to it’s beautiful blue after going through many variations of the shade. Every single time I saw it was the most peaceful moment of my day because of how calm and beautiful it was. And since then I’ve always wanted to design a bedroom based on those colors, it’s always just felt like the right place to use that color palette. So you’ll see elements of those colors and feelings in this bedroom design. What are your most inspiring color palettes?