Picture It: Design Inspiration

A few weeks ago I asked you all to take a reader survey. I wanted to see exactly what you like and didn’t like! I’ve always known we were a DIY couple and blog, but what I greatly under estimated, was how many of you come to get decorating ideas and inspiration. So many of you asked for me to share more of it, so that’s exactly what you’re going to get! πŸ˜€

Today, I wanted to start a new series that I’ll be doing monthly. It’s one that I originally found in the Country Living magazine. I love it when they make an entire design based off of a single picture. I look forward to seeing what they put together every month, so I decided to give it a shot too. My goal is to provide you all with a mood board of specific items that “fit” the image. And since I’m a country girl, raised and still living on a family operated farm, many of the images I’ll base my designs off of will be country images. They make my heart warm! πŸ˜€

And, to kick things off, I’m using this beauty…
Feb. Design ImageOriginal Source Unknown. Please let me know if you have the original source.

I love the feeling in the picture. It makes me feel like snuggling on the couch with a great book and a cup of hot tea. With that, the picture looks crisp, clean, bright, natural and homemade. So, to combine the two, I mixed both of those concepts together.

Here’s what I came up with:


Here are the sources for the items I used:

, , , , , , , , Bamboo Blind, Coffee Table, Sheepskin Rug, Black Frames, Plant, Red Frame, Lamps, Blanket, Coffee Table Basket

And let me just tell you how much I love these paint colors, swoon!

Paint ColorsPaint Colors

Pulling all of these items together was so much fun. And the result is a room that I want to live in. It’s full of texture, which you’ll find plenty of in the inspiration picture, as well as bright whites, dark contrast, and just slight pops of color. Sounds like a perfect room to me!

I hope you can find something in there that speaks to you, inspires you, or gives you an idea with existing items you own.

And, on a different note, lots of things are going on over here. I’ve been hitting up estate sales and I’ve found so many amazing things. I’ll be sharing the details on things I’ve found thus far, and an update on our online shop next week!

Have a happy weekend! πŸ˜€

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  1. Hi Shayna ~
    That picture looks like it’s right around the corner from me.
    Living in Altamont, NY there are many barns, and with all the snow we’ve been having it looks like a picture I would see down the street from where we live.

    I love it.
    Have a great Valentine’s Day.


  2. Love what you put together. I have been wanting to replace our oriental rug in the family room, so maybe this rug might work. Thanks for the all the sources. Definitely some hot tea and cozy going on here, as the Midwest is so cold this weekend. Hope you have a pleasant day tomorrow, whatever your plans.

  3. So beautiful. Love the room idea. How would you use the 3 paint colors? I have the hardest time choosing paint colors.

    1. Thank you so much! I would use the paint colors for either walls, or furniture! I love all three of the colors and think they’d be perfect for any application. I am drawn to using the light creams on walls, and the dark on furniture. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  4. I always get a smile on my face when I get an email from the wood grain cottage ☺️
    I LOVE the mood board…can you tell me how you put it together? Do you use a certain app or website?

  5. OK, if you are going to do this give us a detail of were to buy and $$$ amts for these items.
    Also, the color, CALM, what color is it?
    I am a fan, and this is intended as constructive comments.

    1. I’m so happy you like the new series! πŸ™‚ I have listed the sources for each item, just click on the link and it will give you pricing and item specifics. I would say the color calm is a creamy white with hints of gray. I love it! πŸ™‚

  6. Love the idea of this. I would never have thought to use Excel for something like this. I always used Excel for a spreadsheet. Good to know it can be used for something else. I’ll have to try it myself. lol Love how you put this all together. Can’t wait to see what else you share with us. Keep up the great work! Love your blog!

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