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Three Stylish Mood Boards to Inspire Your Next Reno

Using a mix of found objects and materials, local designers deftly curate and style unique mood boards for dreamy indoor spaces.


Photo by Nina Gallant

Autumnal Allure

Interior designer Atsu Gunther had cozy fall evenings in mind when she created this den-ready tableau, which blends plush textiles and wood finishes with tokens from her travels.

1 “Bamako” linen-wool textile, Zak + Fox.

2 “Sea Urchin” porcelain salt shaker, Janus et Cie.

3 Tassel, Charles Spada.

4 “Brussels” velvet textile, Charles Spada.

5 “Andorra” sheep fur textile,
Rosemary Hallgarten.

6 Grass flower, Bloom Couture Floral Studio.

7 “Ernesto” wax cameo, Trudon.

8 Fortuny “Tapa” cotton textile, Studio 534.

9 Lee Hale “Bird Feet” bronze candle holders, E.R. Butler & Co.

10 Vintage Japanese lacquered tray, 1stdibs.

11 Wenge wood sample, Caste.

12 Kaneko Kohyo “Rinka” porcelain bowl, Roman and Williams Guild.

13 Gabriella Kiss “Leaf Bug” custom sculpture with gold leaf, E.R. Butler & Co.

14 “Keystone” limestone field tile, Waterworks.

15 Oiled walnut sample, Woodmeister Master Builders.

16 Horn handle, Ochre.

17 “Cebu” abaca rug, Merida.

18 “Khotan” wallcovering, Zak+Fox.

19 “Solis Rex” candle, Trudon.

Photo by Nina Gallant

Festive Flair

Imagining an enchanting space for dinner parties and games, interior designers Liz Caan and Cooper Herrlinger paired a clever mix of prints with eye-catching metallic accents and a creamy Rosemary Hallgarten rug.

1 “Cigarette” pencil, Patch NYC.

2 Letterpress card, designers’ own.

3 Vintage binoculars, designers’ own.

4 Cane sample, designers’ own.

5 Brass key, designers’ own.

6 “Dune” polyester-cotton textile, Pierre Frey.

7 Silk textile, Janet Yonaty.

8 “Les Touches” cotton textile, Brunschwig & Fils.

9 Ebonized walnut sample, Sawkille Co.

10 Silver cracker, designers’ own.

11 “Swedish Grey” finish sample, Dennis & Leen.

12 “Antique Gold” finish sample, the Nanz Company.

13 Fortuny “Camo Isole” cotton textile, Studio 534.

14 “Panthera” paper, Antoinette Poisson.

15 Colefax and Fowler “Boxwood” cotton textile, Cowtan & Tout.

16 Horn cup with silver rim, designers’ own.

17 Antoinette Poisson wrapping paper, designers’ own.

18 “Lenox” mohair rug, Rosemary Hallgarten.

19 Brass dice, Best Made Co.

20 Los Encajeros linen napkin, Moda Operandi.

21 “Sherlock” polyester textile, Pierre Frey.

22 “Zelina” silk-taffeta textile, Pierre Frey.

23 “The Wave” cotton-rayon textile, Schumacher.

24 Framed vintage playing card, designers’ own.

Photo by Nina Gallant

Scholar Chic

Interior designer Dee Elms called on a range of soft hues for this study-friendly scheme, thoughtfully layered with texture-forward fabrics and luxe finishes.

1 “Grigio Oribicio” marble, Cumar.

2 “Satin Brass” finish sample, Gabriel Scott.

3 “No. 1028” knob, the Nanz Company.

4 “Royal Alpaca” alpaca-wool textile, Holly Hunt.

5 Silk-velvet textile, Holly Hunt.

6 “Un-Teal We Meet Again” mohair textile, Alt for Living.

7 Workshop/APD “Tidal C” wool-silk rug, Warp & Weft.

8 Larsen “Wellsville” viscose-cotton textile, Cowtan & Tout.

9 “Mineral” wool-polyamide textile, Imogen Heath.

10 Letter opener, the Nanz Company.

11 “Zanzibar” linen-wool textile, Métaphores.

12 Holland & Sherry “Elie” wool-cashmere textile, Studio 534.

13 “Anton” iron paperweight, Made Goods.

14 “Viking Cloth” linen textile, de Le Cuona.

15–17 “Aged Nickel,” “Blackened Steel,” and “Aged Brass” finish samples, all Riloh.

18 Pencil sharpener, Remains Lighting.

19 “Lyndon” tray with brass accents, Made Goods.

20 “Sunwashed Linen” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

21 “Madaket” oak sample, Sawyer Mason.

22 “Zodiac” cotton-wool textile, Métaphores.

23 Larsen “Harvard” wool textile, Cowtan & Tout.

24 “Mini Halle” viscose-linen textile, Imogen Heath.

25 Glasses, Karakaloop.

26 “Versailles” glass field tile, Ann Sacks.