Thursday, February 27, 2014

This 'n That Thursdays: Grandin Road Color Crush Pinterest Contest

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UPDATE: View the winners here!

If you enjoy Pinterest and interior design, then you will love Grandin Road's Color Crush Pinterest Contest!  Select one of six colorful Grandin Road home décor items, submit your choice, and then create a Pinterest design board around your chosen object.  The top ten Pinterest boards will be selected by Grandin Road editors after the contest closes on March 7th, and then voting will begin for the winners.  One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a $2,500 gift card, second and third place winners will get $1,500 and $1,000 gift cards, respectively, and the remaining seven contestantss will each win $100 gift cards!

I have come up with a few style boards lately based on some Grandin Road favorites (see herehere, and here), so I decided to do one more to add to my Pinterest board.  I chose the Citrine Rebecca Leather Swivel Chair (again, I know, but I love these swivel chairs!), and my inspiration was an image of the spring cherry blossoms in Washington, DC:

My husband and I were in DC last spring and we got there just in time to see the last of the cherry blossoms.  It was the first time I ever had this opportunity -- what a delight!  Anyway, here is my resulting style board:

Clockwise from top left: Kyoto Throw Pillow in Poppy from Grandin Road; Paul Chong Cherry Blossoms photo; Kyoto Throw Pillow in Palm from Grandin Road; Rue Apartment Sofa in Petal from CB2; Round Acrylic Coffee Table from Vanjin; marble fireplace in Stockholm apartmentGus Modern Timber End Table from AllModern; Rebecca Leather Swivel Chair in Textured Citrine from Grandin Road; Background top: Medea by Weitzner Wall Covering in Cool Blue from Architonic; Background bottom: Cherry Blossom Colorado Rug from Grandin Road.

There is a tiny bit of citrine green in the inspiration photo (the new leaf growth), and the chair and green pillow reflect that.  The reason for choosing the rug, art, sofa, and pink pillow is obvious.  The pale grey-blue of the water and sky influenced the selection of the lucite/acrylic tables and the wall covering.  And the Jefferson Memorial, which was built with four different types of marble, made the marble fireplace surround a logical choice.  Since spring can still be a bit chilly in DC, the fireplace serves a useful as well as a decorative purpose in this living room.

The space was designed with a busy young single woman in mind, someone who would appreciate soothing pastel colors and the soft but modern lines of the furnishings.  While I have never been a city girl or a pastel person, I truly enjoyed creating this very feminine urban room.  Who knows, I could even come to appreciate city living in a lovely living room like this one!

If you too decide to enter the Grandin Road Color Crush Pinterest Contest, have fun and good luck!

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