Welcome back to #moodboardmonday, where we dive into the world of design inspiration! This week we’re thrilled to share a sneak peek of our moodboards for the 2024 Real Simple Home, which will be the autumn transformation a four-story historic 1890’s brownstone in Brooklyn, New York and will be the sole focus of the Real Simple October issue. Being tapped to create a den and kids room for this year’s show house, using only retail interior design products and furnishings, has ignited our creativity, and we can’t wait to see our designs come to life!

Starting with the den, we’ve crafted a cozy retreat that blends comfort and refinement. Here, a sofa with sumptuously tufted cushioning is complemented by a floral rug and smoked glass coffee table. The ottoman and throw pillows provide pops of green that tie everything together seamlessly, and brown wall paint with scalloped wallpaper trim serves as the background for an expansive gallery wall.

Clockwise from Top Left: Illuminated Home Rattan Pendant Light available from Etsy, Sarah Sherman Samuel Ripple Mirror in Honey Oak from Lulu and Georgia, Matt Alford Studio Black Wall Sconce available from Etsy, Ottoline Scalloped Border in Light Blue, Rove Concepts Belia Open End Sofa in Solstice, Bovisio Rectangular Smoked Glass Coffee Table by Gianfranco Frattini available from CB2, Rhinne Houndstooth Pillow in Clover, Luru Home China Rose Pillow in Lemongrass, Soho Home Catherine Rug Navy, Nest Studio Tubular-06 pulls in Polished Nickel, Sarah Sherman Samuel Lee Dresser and Alair Round Ottoman in Olive Stripe available from Lulu and Georgia, Noir Corum Round Solid Wood Dining Table available from Wayfair

Venturing into the kids’ room, a sky blue bed nook echoes the den’s scalloped design elements. Adorned with whimsical wallpaper, the room comes alive with mythical creatures and astral motifs. For the finishing touch, a fringed ottoman and citrine sconces inject a burst of yellow against bold blue walls and create a vibrant yet harmonious ambiance.

Clockwise from Top Left: Beata Heuman Asteria’s Folly Day, The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Sheet Set in Sand Thin-Stripe, Lost & Found Basketweave Throw, Aloka Naz Quilt, Palefire Studio Rotor Wall Light, Floating Kids Bookshelf available from Etsy, Farrow & Ball Borrowed Light, GOODMOODS Olympic Mirror in Blue Green, Embrace Table Lamp Set available from Minted, Lulu and Georgia Kobe 3-Drawer Dresser, Alair Round Ottoman in Citronella Velvet available from Lulu and Georgia, nanimarquina Cal Rug from DWR, House of Léon Valley Side Table from The Expert, Casper One Foam Mattress

These moodboards represent the beginning of an exciting journey, and we can’t wait to see these concepts evolve into reality. Stay tuned as we bring our vision to life at the Real Simple Home!