Mint and Blue

To relax; Some people do kickboxing. Some paint. I design rooms.

Some days you just find yourself futzing around on the computer, not really getting anything done, but can't concentrate. Yesterday was like that. I decided to whip together a room on Polyvore, a collage-making site I've liked for years. It's always been pretty fashion-centric, but now they have even more home items.

I don't set a "budget" and I don't worry about anything like the actual dimensions or scale of these pieces - it's just for a little aesthetic experimentation. Anyway, this moody mint on blue is what I came up with.


I like the midcentury pieces mixed with some traditional textiles - the chair is kuba cloth from Africa. I chose the sofa first, then the chairs, and then the rug. The coffee table needed to pop off the rug and I wanted it to be a little glam to counteract the simple lines of the two midcentury pieces. A curvy side table and "marble" pillows add more fluid motion and their neutral color helps warm up the cool palette. The sconces flanking the painting were originally nickel, but they disappeared a little too much with the light walls and light artwork and the painting needed something to ground it, so I swapped in these Jonathan Adler sconces.

I'm liking it. What do you think?