Desperation Decorating

A lack of permanent home has made me fallen on hard times.  No, it’s not that I don’t have enough to eat- I am comfortable and nourished and safe.  I even got a window AC unit in my bedroom last night, so now I can sleep without sweating through the night.  (SO huge.)  My real hardship is I can’t decorate my own place to my hearts desire.  I have yet to paint my interim bedroom pink, or do anything to make the space a little nicer.  Instead, I’m daydreaming of some future home.  In said home I will surely have a television and I will want its wall to be collected & chic instead entertainment-unit-central.  So in an act of desperation, I decorated myself a faux wall, all with items I already own.

Yup, Friends, I fully admit to photoshopping my own art and furnishings from my own Loft photos and creating myself a desperation mood board.  I’ve always wanted to do a gallery art wall around a wall-hung television.  Perhaps in “real life” I’d fill in with more pieces!  And I probably wouldn’t do a bold blue wall against the pink parsons desk, like last time.  Not sure what the next space would be.  I guess this is a good thing it’s all made up.

So the cat’s out of the bag.  I’m such a design nerd that I settle for mood-boarding imaginary homes for myself.  You’ve done this too, right?  I’m not alone in this crazy?  …Bueller?



Off to shoot a project with Courtney today!  Must go find some pretty flowers to accent the rooms.  Yippee!

  1. Right there with you, dahling. Kids keep me from doing a lot of my own design boarding, but all I do is wish, wish, WISH for a home of our choosing, where I can fulfill design dreams.
    You’ve done an incredible job with your limitations, and provide a ton of inspiration for me!

  2. I find comfort in knowing that I am not the only semi successful creative person living at home with their parents. I also had my own loft that was photographed and got publicity. Now I sleep in my Mothers “Pride and Prejudice” themed guest bedroom and not only do I fantasy decorate for my self, but I fantasy decorate for myself and a fantasy boyfriend… check it: http://everswoon.com/2012/07/05/design-daredevil-guest-post/

  3. Tara

    I love it! I know whatever type of place you have next and whatever direction you go in in your decorating, it will look amazing! We are actually working on getting a TV & art gallery wall going at our house! I am struggling through with what types of art to get and then actually FINDING it at an affordable price. Since we’re looking to fill a rather large wall, I can’t spend 100s of dollars on each piece. Any tips or suggestions?

  4. Of course you just throw something fabulous together. So Naomi.

  5. Hell yeah, I fake moodboard. It’s like I get to change my design plan without spending any money and avoiding those extra holes in the wall. I just started my little gallery wall in our family room. I need a few more pieces. We had one of those huge obnoxious air conditioned units in the wall so I covered it up with a massive art piece.

  6. Erin

    yay photo shoot!

    And you know I have a moodboard problem… let’s not even go there.

  7. nkp

    Now to find that new home and your fantasy will be complete!

    I have NO P-shop skills, so sadly I don’t do this. Bu you better believe if I did, I’d be all over it.

  8. I do that weekly, for all of my fantasy house around the world. In fact, instead of counting sheep at night, I create floor plans.

  9. Not crazy at all…I do the same thing all the time. And PS, no matter how your arrange your stuff, it always looks GORGEOUS.

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