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Looking back at some of your favourite interior design material palettes

Flamingos in the lake moodboard

Taking inspiration from our travels each month, we create two interior design material palettes every week. These take on the colors, textures, and materials from a whole host of creative works and landscapes across the globe. Each pairing is unique, with different color accents and materials that work seamlessly together. With our mood boards, we hope to inspire your next design project, acting as a starting point for your creativity. As August is our recap month, we’ve decided to take a look back at our top five saved material palettes on Instagram from the last 12 months. If you like any of these mood boards, you can find links to all of the materials used in our Material Bank.

Cliffs on the Portuguese Coast

Our most popular interior design material palette is this light and refreshing mood board inspired by the Portuguese coast. A true surfer’s delight, the Alentejo region is a wash of beautiful sandy tones and ocean blues. It’s an Instagram hotspot where many influencers take breath-taking shots for the gram. This love is echoed in this material palette, as it is our most saved mood board from the last 12 months. Keeping with the beach theme, we combined natural and soft yellows, blues, and browns. The woven rattan-style materials create an exotic feel. By combing shells, plants, and oranges, you’re immediately transported to the sandy shores and dramatic cliff face. This coastal interior style would work perfectly within beach bars or light and airy homes.

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Enchanting Flamingos in Salt Lakes

Another favorite of ours is this interior design material palette is this stunning blue and pink combination. This was inspired by our trip to the Salt Lakes in the South of France last August. The entire region is full pink hues. From the pink waters to the vibrant flamingos living in the area, the landscape is rosy and blushing. These pink tones are beautifully offset by the blue skies overhead – a color combination not frequently seen in nature. We took these tones and used them as a basis for our mood board. As the backdrop, we recolored the Watercolour Grey carpet by Ege Carpets. We love how the fluidity of the pattern is reminiscent of the lakes. With the addition of brighter pinks and blues, this combination of materials makes for a stunning interior.

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Belgian Earthy Tones & Linen Textures

Next, we have this more muted and subdued interior design material palette. It calls on shades of brown and other earthy tones for a neutral and minimalistic design. We took inspiration for this mood board from renowned Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt. He is the creative behind much of the work completed in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s home. His unique and simplistic style combines beige tones with raw materials and natural textures. Using his creative vision, we combined linen and worn wood with multiple beige shades. These materials and tones would work perfectly in refined hospitality or corporate settings or minimalistic home interiors.

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Emilio Pucci’s Bold SS2021 Collection

Stepping into the world of fashion, Emilio Pucci’s latest work inspired this mood board. Known as being a master of color and print, we created an interior design material palette to match. We selected a silver and gold carpet backdrop for impact with mint, pink, and yellow accents layered on top. These mirror the colors seen in the garments in Pucci’s SS2021 Collection. The unique blend immediately ramps up any interiors project. With warm golden tones and playful colors and prints, it has a vibrant and eccentric feel ideal for statement rooms.

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Poltrona Frau x Range Rover Collaboration

Finally, we take a look back at this interior design material palette in brown and blue tones. The collaborative product of Poltrona Frau with Range Rover acted as our inspiration. This luxury car with a brown leather interior exudes class and opulence, two feelings we channeled with our material selection. We layered leather swatches and wood for a sleek and sophisticated combination. Swerving slightly off the original inspiration, the additional splash of blue adds interest, offsetting the brown tones without being jarring. We think this mood board would act as a great base for luxurious settings or high-end interiors.

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Sitting right next to Pompidou in Paris is Atelier Brancusi. This place is a reconstruction of the studio of renowned Romanian-born artist Constantin Brancusi. In the atelier, there are 137 sculptures, 87 bases, 41 drawings, two paintings, and more than 1600 grass photographic plates and prints by the artist.

Brancusi died in 1957, leaving behind a lot of his work in his studio, which consisted of 11 joined studios. The Romanian artist would break down walls to adjoin studios and create various environments to exhibit his work. He considered the relationship between sculptures and the space they occupied to be of crucial importance.

In 1997, the Atelier Brancusi as we know it today opened its doors on the esplanade of the Center Pompidou. So much of Brancusi’s work is on display at the atelier, giving you an idea of how much the artist put into the world. There are wood and plaster sculptures, bronze colonnades, animal shapes, and photographic studies. It is a beautiful and inspiring place to visit.

Inspired by the stone and natural textures of Brancusi’s work, we recolored the Stone Surface carpet. This is part of the nature collection by ege carpets, which takes inspiration from forests, deserts, and oceans. This light recolor of the carpet allows you to bring a textured palette to your next interior design project.

We created a material board that focuses on a textured palette with the atelier colors and the recolored carpet in mind. We included dark woods like Texas Mesquite 83000 and Artisanal Hardwoods. Keeping the dark brown theme, we also included different textured textiles like Artisan Textured Finishes by CopperSmith, Basketcase by Cortina Leathers, Lafayette Velvet by Opuzen, and Chesney by Valley Forge Fabrics. Additionally, we decided to bring some lighter tones of cream and white by adding Cove, True Terrazzo, Concrete Look Porcelain Paver, and Passion. To tie in the soft colors with the dark ones, we included mid-toned neutral paints like Crewel Tan by Sherwin-Williams and Mesa Tan by Dunn-Edwards Paints.

If you like our textured palette, you might be interested in our Easy Recolor Program. We used this to recolor our Stone Surface carpet, enabling us to source the perfect backdrop for our textured palette. Using our online tool, you can do the same. Choose from any of our collections and recolor them to match any interior. You can then visualize the carpet before ordering physical carpet samples. You’ll receive your samples within three business days at an affordable price. Contact us if you want to learn more.

Products used:

Stone Surface RECOLORED by ege carpets

Artisan Textured Finishes by CopperSmith

Crewel Tan by Sherwin-Williams

Mesa Tan by Dunn-Edwards Paints

Chesney by Valley Forge Fabrics

Lafayette Velvet by Opuzen

Basketcase by Cortina Leathers

True Terrazzo by TileBar

Cove by Atlas Concorde USA

Passion by Emser Tile

2cm Concrete Look Porcelain Paver by Landmark Ceramics

Texas Mesquite 83000 by Woodwright

Artisanal Hardwoods by Architectural Systems