Design Collaboration Challenge: Aqua, Salmon & Mint

Sarah from This Sarah Loves switched up our inspiration source this month by picking this scarf, which I would buy in a heartbeat if it wasn’t sold out already!

The colour combo gave me an excuse to design a room around a sofa that I’ve been lusting after for a long time, and since it would be a totally self-indulgent buy (can’t see J going for it, and it definitely isn’t kid-friendly), I decided to go the whole hog and make myself a dream office. Again.

Mirror – Land of Nod // Pendant (similar) // Bookcase – Home Decorators
Desk – Oka // Filing cabinet – CB2// Chair // Magazine file – Anthropologie
Rug – Rugs USA // Grasscloth wallpaper – Kravet // Lamp shade – Target
Lamp base – Target // Sofa – Anthropologie
Side table – Target // Trunk – Resoration Hardware

Here are the other ladies’ stunning designs, born out of the same inspiration picture (check each of their blogs for sources)…

{Carissa from Carissa Miss}



Hi! For this month’s challenge I put together a room with items you can find from ONE STORE! Designing and finishing a space doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. Hop on over to to read more!


For my first challenge I created a modern yet coastal inspired living room. The colors I used (from the inspiration photo) are turquoise, coral and gray. And the style is partly mid century modern with chic silver accessories and a natural woven rug. The overall style is coastal chic!
{Sarah from This Sarah Loves}


Since we have some of these colors in our master, I thought it would be fun to pull together a master bedroom that combines white, aqua and orange. I would use lots of white to ensure that it’s a restful space, with sand colored walls bringing in a beach vibe. Stop by my blog to see my sources!


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  1. February 26, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    Lizzie, I love your home office Design Board, it's gorgeous!! nice work..