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nzcookie

I like the idea of a mood board, but how do those of us who are not interior designers obtain samples of sufficient size to do so? Carpet samples always have to be returned, and fabric samples tend to be so small as to be near useless for getting an idea of how a scheme will work. As someone who likes to mull over decisions for quite a while, I love the idea of putting together a mood board and living with it for a while, but I'm not quite sure how to go about doing so.

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Spacesmiths

yes, true, sometimes retailers are a bit tight on hang enough decent samples to give away. Next best thing is to photograph bigger pieces (and/or tear pix from brochures) to build your boards. Important when you are committing to final decisions that you lay horizontal swatches (flooring, bench-tops) horizontally and vertical bits (walls, cupboard, window finishes) vertically as the colours can vary hugely on each plane, and reflecting off each other.

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Lesley Taylor

May I suggest my painting 'Capricorn' as a wonderful pop of earth colours to add to a neutral scheme, as suggested by mazgardiner above. Capricorn is available on Bluethumb at https://bluethumb.com.au/lesley-taylor/Artwork/capricorn-dec22nd-jan-19th-from-the-zodiac-series


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