I’m so excited to share with you the mood board for the winner of our 300K giveaway we hosted a few weeks ago. We had so many wonderful and deserving entries–we wish everyone could have won! In the end, a sweet nurse and school teacher’s bedroom won. They had done some work on it already but other areas of the house were slowly taking away furnishings from their bedroom leaving it a pretty blank slate. You can click through the photos:
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My question: what software do you use for your mood boards? I’m hoping it’s a nimble, simple, affordable option, but maybe it’s straight up Photoshop. Any advice you offer is greatly appreciated!
Great suggestions! I’m surprised to see they find those wood doors to be a pain point. I think they’re pretty! We recently moved into a mid century home and, funny enough, we added closet doors like this to go with our MCM aesthetic. (My husband bought and stained birch wood and added simple trim to the top to make them look like the doors he remembered from his grandma’s house!) :)
I’m sure their finished room will be beautiful!
You did an awesome job! It’s going to be absolutely beautiful! I really love that you took the time to stay within the parameters of the sponsors so the winners didn’t have to purchase anything that wasn’t included in the giveaway. That must have taken a ton of extra time. I’m very impressed!
What a beautiful design! Hopefully they will share the finished product!
Beautiful room. I’m always inspired by your vision Julia.
Absolutely stunning!! I’m sure the winners are thrilled with your design.
What software/app do you use for mood boards?
I would love a post with pictures of the finished room. Maybe a fellow blogger/ reader in New Jersey could collaborate with taking pictures of it. It would also motivate the winners with a deadline to get their room done for the pictures
I second the comment below that some people are just too dang critical. The winners’ room was pretty bare bones to start with and just because something gets replaced doesn’t mean it gets thrown in the trash. They won a room makeover and that’s just what you gave them. The design you came up with is absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely be drawing inspiration from it for my own master bedroom renovation. Keep up the good (and inspiring!) work!
Gorgeous!!! I would love this room!
Can you share what program you use to make tour mood boards? Thanks so much!!
Beautiful, restful design. The one thing I would wonder about is adding trim to sliding doors. Would there be enough clearance for that?
If I’m not mistaken I think she is referring to adding trim to the doors themselves to make them more decorative and not just flat.
I knew what she was referring to. It’s just that sliding doors like that generally don’t have a lot of clearance. But, like Julia says, if the trim is slim enough it should work.
So pretty! I love the bed and wallpaper. I can’t wait to see it when it is done!
Love your blog! I don’t know if y’all realize how light the print is and very hard to read.
Just thought you would like to know from a loyal reader.
I don’t understand why your first thought in every room is to start over and replace EVERYTHING. That’s not budget friendly and bad for consumption. Normal people with moderate incomes (and no sponsors) would not do that. Their current rug is gorgeous. And their bed frame is very nice; it just needs a headboard. And the curtains are your standard plain white; why get rid of them? They mainly just need to add pictures and art and get a match to the nightstand on the right and the lamp on the left . Funny enough, the only thing I would get rid of completely is the closet doors. I figure as old as they look to be, they don’t function well. But if perhaps they do function, adding trim is a brilliant idea.
I don’t understand why anyone’s first thought is to criticize EVERYTHING. Do you really think the winners of this *design* contest would be thrilled to be told their prize is to mostly keep everything they already have? Sorry, doesn’t make any sense to me….
Couldn’t agree more,, Linda!
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