Hello, RFT friends! Peggi here for another post. This time I am trying my hand at a moodboard. I always love Sarah’s, so the bar is set high! This month’s design infatuation began innocently enough with a lovely candle holder from Sarah’s shop, Tuesday Made. That sultry, smoked glass had me smitten! An epic internet shopping expedition ensued. A pictorial detour to the misty, moody Maine coast followed. The journey culminated in a subtly swanky collection of finds. Feeling adventurous? Click through for details of this virtual exploration and the resulting July moodboard.
Smoked glass. I just kept returning to that smoldering, mysterious glow. But, do shades of gray really scream summer? I wondered. Don’t folks imagine turquoise water and sparkling sand? Then I remembered my last trip home to Maine. Photos from an amazing July day spent exploring Acadia National Park suggest that somber hues, indeed, inhabit even the sunny season. Behold the steely sea, mysterious fog and dramatic stony beach. Inspiration struck!
Why not use these beautiful seascapes to spark interior design? Mother nature creates the most stunning palettes. I decided to search for smoked glass items in all of its marvelous muted tones. A moody moodboard, if you will. So many smoky finds!
Aside: Speaking of palettes, have you explored ColorSnap from Sherwin Williams? You can upload any image and find Sherwin Williams’ color matches! Not at all addicting.
Click directly on the objects to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links below to shop my finds…
01: salmar sconce // 02: brass sofa table // 03: domenica vase // 04: smoked glass wall mirror // 05: smoked glassware // 06: smoked glass table lamp // 07: highball glasses // 08: glass knot // 09: smoked glass end table // 10: etched cocktail glass // 11: match cloche // 12: smoked glass candle holder // 13: ribbed glass // 14: charcoal candleholders // 15: smoked glass hurricanes // 16: vintage sconces // 17: decanter // 18: smoked glass demiliune tables
Lighting, styling accessories, glassware, even furniture! I was thrilled to discover such a lovely variety. If I had to choose favorites, I would say numbers 2, 8, 16, all the barware and the candlesticks. Ha. That doesn’t really narrow it down. I love the contrast of the brass with the smoky glass on several of the items, but that console is classy perfection. Can’t you envision that in a most sophisticated entry? I don’t own many pieces strictly for styling, nor do I possess stacks of paper in need of weighting. Nevertheless, I adore #8. Maybe it’s the marvel of knotted glass?
My attraction to those swinging vintage sconces is no puzzle. Twisty brass, smoky glass droplets, and well out of my price range. Ha. It was love at first sight. Seriously though, wouldn’t they be fab flanking a bed or highlighting a serious bar situation? Speaking of which, despite my devotion to colorful glasses, I can picture an entire bar stocked with all manner of charcoal vessels. Dare I say… sexy?
Of course, I can’t forget the candle holder that ignited this smoky obsession. Do you notice how #14 resembles the stone totems in my beach photo? And #12 definitely mimics the smooth, round boulders. An assemblage of those on a mantle or buffet would be a delight.
Now tell me, does anything in the roundup speak to you?
Although my examples of smoked glass include accessories and furniture, its use in larger interior applications can be stellar. What do think of the glass in these uppers? I love the understated effect, especially with the black cabinets and gray blue walls. A shadowy je ne sais quoi. Could you imagine a similar use in your home?
There you have it, friends, my first mood board. What do you think of smoked glass? Do you feel the pull of its mysterious, moody allure? Are you ever inspired by color play in the landscape? Have you visited my magnificent home state, Maine? I would love to hear your thoughts. Stay cool out there!