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Buy it now – design board

April 26, 2011

I recently did a design board that was created from resources available to every person – not through a designer.  I had a lot of fun creating the design board and have decided to do another.  All the elements of this design board are readily available for purchase – so if you like it, you can go out and get it!

Modern Out of Africa (the movie was a wonderful inspiration for me when I was young) Bedroom

We start again with the walls, in this case I decided against wallpaper (though I had a really big argument with myself about that) and went with a deep green paint on the walls: Benjamin Moore 2044-10 “Green”. This color makes me relax and think calming thoughts of oceans, forests, mountains, and a peaceful nature.

Benjamin Moore 2044-10 Green

Next is the bed which comes to us from West Elm – normally I would suggest curtains to get that Out of Africa feel but I love the way it looks open too.

Ellipse Bed

Some very crisp and clean bedding from Anthropologie.

Diamond Pleating Bedding

This dresser from Z Gallerie is just the right mix of glam and safari camp with the mirrored drawer fronts and cerused oak frame, the X shape on legs (repeating on mirror) makes one think of the campaign chairs and travel items from that time period too – only modernized.

Carlyle Dresser

A bench at the end of the bed is not only cozy but functional too – a place to sit for the on and off of shoes!

Horchow Angus Metal Bench

Bedside tables complete the furnishings – these from Anthropologie go right along with our African Safari inspiration.

Truss Side Table

a rug (or three – layering them would definitely add to the sense of being in the wild) from West Elm.

Kite Kilim

West Elm Zebra Cowhide Rug

West Elm Masai Rug

Finally, some artwork to keep us inspired….

West Elm Paper Wall Art

Lourdes Sanchez Collection from West Elm

I think you get the idea….

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  1. April 26, 2011 7:08 pm

    i saw that west elm “masai” rug today, and am seriously thinking about buying the 9′ x 12′, and cutting it down into an 8.5 foot square for my microscopic dining room! i dig the finish on that z gallerie dresser too.

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