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Starting Point: Two Rooms from a Single Element

While we were hanging out earlier this week, we came up with an idea for a collaborative post series that we’re excited to do and excited to share here on Red House West! From time to time Katie & I will find one thing–artwork, a chair, or a textile for example–and each set off to design a room around it.

For our first attempt, we chose this artwork from artist Annie Seaton via Minted.

Red House West||Starting Point

Katie and I have similar styles, but not the same, so we thought it would be fun to start from one common element and see where we each ended up. There are no rules or restrictions, it can be any room in the house with anything added in.  For this first attempt we didn’t take cost of items into account, so these rooms are definitely firmly in the ‘fantasy’ category for us.  For future posts we’ll try to be more realistic!  Oh, and if you subscribe to Red House West you may recognize the pillow in my room from an email you got from us–SORRY!  We are experimenting with making mood boards, and I’m not sure what happened but I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.  My B!

Anyway, away we go!

Mera's Calm & Cool Bedroom

 

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Katie's Mid-Century Living Room

That was fun, and I think I want Katie’s room more than my own (story of our friendship)! We’ll be back on Friday with some DIYs we’ve been wanting to try, hope to see you then!