Friday, March 19, 2010

Making a style tray

This morning I've been working on my style tray or mood board for the study. It's actually been quite a consuming project as I select photos and then refine my selections to try and capture the essence of what I want to achieve. It's definitely a work in progress and so far I've only compiled images from the web - I still have some design books and magazines to consult.

I jumped onto Image Spark to help me make a moodboard (which I'm still working on). Here's what I've gathered so far.

These are two of my favourite images:

I like neutral colour palettes and clean lines and vintage schoolhouse elements to add some interest. I do want to try and keep the room feeling a bit more feminine though with some pops of colour (turquoise or duck egg blue perhaps) here and there. Hopefully I can meld these elements together!

I already have some basics - birch coloured Billy bookshelves, a white Ikea desk and a little Magis chest of drawers for stationary etc. One decorative element I'm keen to include is my vintage tram scroll which is of sentimental value to me because it was a gift from my Dad who salvaged it many years ago and it also lists destinations around the area in which I live.


  1. hi catherine, your post remind me it's time to put together my vision board!! happy "curing"!!

  2. that tram scroll is so cool! you have to find the perfect spot for it!