……………….. DESIGN AND INSPIRATION
I decided to accept an invitation to the Urban Barn Design Competition a few weeks ago…Why not…
extra exposure, decorating without a Client’s wishes…the only caveat was that I had to spend only $4000 doing the space, all items from Urban Barn.
Step 1: Inspiration
I ask myself what do I want the room to say? what do I want it to feel like and what item is my jumping off point?
I was going for Urban Retro Bohemian…my phrase for the look I was going for.
A trip to Urban Barn one evening yielded inspiration from the Cedric sofa and the Rotto lamp…this began the process.
|I love the retro and clean lines of this sofa|
|I like the natural, yet contemporary feeling of this lamp|
2. The plan: The challenge was to strategically use items which express the theme while providing a practical plan for any Homeowner. Layout is what needed to be planned next.
|Sketch of the plan|
3. Picking of the balance of the items was easy, coffee table, console table, rug and chairs. I painted a strip of deep grey on the focal wall in order to create some interest and create added drama. What I wanted to make it memorable.
I chose to use Citron as my accent colour…one of my favourite colours.
The final bill came to $3999 , only $1 below budget…the ‘wall art’ made of branches was my additional ,personally made project to add texture and add to my theme..and it was free from Mother Nature.
|The Finished Room…Accessories add the finishing touch for the space to have its personality|