Mirrored Console Mood Board

15 Oct

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across an amazing deal at Target: an online-only mirrored console table at my local store, regularly $250 for $40! I’ve been eyeing mirrored furniture, and the husband, who isn’t mirrored furnitures’ biggest fan, was glad I got my fix for $40. I put it together and Anthony helped me carry it from room to room, up and down the stairs (and back up again) to decide where it should live.

It looked great where the bar cart is currently, but it made our current TV console look short and unbalanced. It would make a great TV console, but we’d have some DVD storage to figure out, and a few wires to hide. It wasn’t quite right in the bedroom either. The empty landing upstairs was perfect.

Now what to do with the rest of the barren area? I pulled my inspiration from a local Austin blog, Design Crisis. I’m in love with the interior designer, Erin Williamson’s Teal Room.

With our wedding giftcards spent, me still on the hunt for a job, and a necessary new car purchase on the horizon, home projects have slowed. That doesn’t stop me from dreaming up ideals. Here’s what I’d love to do for our upstairs landing:
Mirrored Console Mood Board
Now that our home is mostly furnished, I want thoughtfulness to be evident in the design of my home.
Do you put together mood boards for your home? What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration?

10 Responses to “Mirrored Console Mood Board”

  1. Caitlin 15 October 2013 at 8:43 AM #

    That’s going to look awesome

    • gusto&grace 15 October 2013 at 8:47 AM #

      Thanks, Caitlin! It’s also going to take awhile to purchase all of the pieces…

  2. bexbeltran 15 October 2013 at 10:38 AM #

    Ha ha! This is so funny: “carry it from room to room, up and down the stairs (and back up again)” But worth it right? What a great find! Congratulations!

    • gusto&grace 15 October 2013 at 11:07 AM #

      We definitely should have tried the rooms in a different order… but it was worth it! It might be my best deal yet.

  3. Emily 15 October 2013 at 10:50 AM #

    I love your moodboard! And I really like the paint color too, especially paired with the lighter whites and creams, and warm wood.

  4. Emily 15 October 2013 at 10:51 AM #

    Also, I just noticed you’re in Austin. I visited friends there this past April and went thrifting while I was down there and thought it was amazing. You should definitely take advantage of those great thrift shops to furnish on a budget!

    • gusto&grace 15 October 2013 at 11:05 AM #

      Thrifting IS great here. It’s a new hobby I’ve picked up since moving to Austin. There is a Goodwill outlet here that sells everything for $1.38 per pound! Do you remember the names of any of the places you went? I’d love to check them out! I’ve unsuccessfully tried garage sale shopping and want to start hunting estate sales. While Austin is great for thrift stores, I used to live in Fort Worth and miss the incredible antique malls we’ve had.

  5. shae pendleton 17 October 2013 at 10:51 AM #

    I love a good Target find! Also, that wall color is so perfect!

  6. erin@designcrisis 18 October 2013 at 8:58 AM #

    Thanks so much for using my room as your inspiration! And I’m happy that you’ve found some good thrifting down here. Carry on!


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