Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Colorful Memo Boards

I'm in the final stages of finishing up my office and I have three blank cork boards staring back at me waiting to be finished.

I was going to go neutral, but then I remembered this shot:





(via Kate Spade)

You know I love me some orange. So do I stick with a neutral background to let all of my inspiration shots shine or do I go for a dose of color!

Help a lady out. What would you do?

This is the main fabric in the room:

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26 Comments:

Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

go for bold, i will def match your beautiful room!

October 6, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

With THREE blank cork boards, I'd pull the three top colors you love and use one on each board. I wouldn't necessarily go solid color, but maybe something that has a texture/subtle pattern -- maybe a herringbone or linen or something... Then you could use a neutral ribbon or frame.

Can't wait to see what you choose!

October 6, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger cbn said...

Go bright! And where did you get the fabric on the ottoman? It's fantastic!

October 6, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

def bright!

and um, i want the wall paper in the kate spade ad. le sigh.

October 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Lucky Girl said...

Go with your instinct - and remember, its not like you have to live with it forever. My instinct says color and I'm guessing yours does too :)

October 6, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

the color! no question.

October 6, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Design Elements said...

bright, bold, beautiful!

October 6, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Lindsay @ hlsd said...

Color! I love orange, but I am kind of feeling yellow with that fabric you have. Either one would be fab though!

October 6, 2010 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Kendra said...

What if you did a neutral color, but added an orange bias tape border?

October 6, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger mydesignchic said...

Your office is fabulous - loved the sneak peak. I have to vote for color...can't wait to see what you choose!

October 6, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Belen said...

Color, go bright and bold! I just purchased that exact fabric for 2 little chairs in my master, so happy to see it on another piece, thanks for the visual!

October 6, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
OpenID eyeseepretty said...

I have two in my office that I plan to paint in a light, muted gold metallic paint. That way I get something more interesting but still fairly neutral!

October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger well-to-do said...

Love this and love your blog!

Cheers-
Suz

http://welltodoyou.blogspot.com/

October 6, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Orange, Orange, ORANGE!!!

October 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Hamptontoes said...

Go for orange...it is an inspiration board, right? Loving the peak of your space!

October 6, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

My natural instinct is to say that it is a little overwhelming to have a bright color AND lots of papers on a corkboard...However, with three of them, maybe do one a bright orange and the other two more subtle, but coordinating fabrics!

Can't wait to see what you decide!

October 6, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
OpenID courtneyoutloud said...

Bold! Go bold I say! It isn't like the boards are true furniture pieces, so when you get tired of them swap out the fabric.

October 7, 2010 at 1:13 AM  
Blogger Karena said...

I agree with Annie, because I think the individual color boards will help you focus on your dreams!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

October 7, 2010 at 2:57 AM  
Blogger pve design said...

I vote for a bright and bold burlap or grass cloth.
pve

October 7, 2010 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Go with orange! It's such a hot color right now and easy to change if you get tired of it.

October 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger barbara@hodge:podge said...

First of al -love,love,LOVE the fabric on the armchair! I was also floored by the first photo from Kate Spade, my sister has the exact same chest of drawers!

October 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
OpenID kellydayinteriordesigns said...

Seriously love that ottoman! If I were you I would go with a neutral color for the boards-white or off white. Then I would frame the boards and paint the frames orange, green or yellow (all 3 the same).That way you get the best of both worlds-a neutral surface to allow your inspiration shots to shine and that shot of color that speaks to your personality. I love reading your blog and I am sure whatever you decide will look great!

October 7, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

i love it all! go for the bold!

October 7, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Camila - I like Kendra's idea. Maybe something inspired by that gorgeous ottoman in your picture? A neutral pattern and then trimmed in some amazing bold colors? Can't wait to see what you do - I'm sure it will be fantastic!
Loretta

October 7, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger nycgirlygirl said...

I just did a lovely chair in this fabric! Love it and your blog...

October 7, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

love that picture you posted by kate spade. definitely need a colored cork board... my vote is orange!!

October 8, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

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