It is so exciting to finally have a place that is my own. The opportunity to start fresh with a remodel has been wonderful for my creative juices, but no one told me there would be THIS many decisions to make. It can definitely be stressful at times. The big parts of the remodel are still a work in progress, so while I wait for floors, paint, plumbing, etc., I’ve decided to brainstorm on something I can control: decoration for my current house (ha!). There’s a scallop mirror that I am in love with by Danish designer, Gustaf Westman and I wanted to try out the trend but on my bulletin board that has been sitting boring white for way too long.
Inspiration: the moodboard for my pinboard
The scallop/wave trend is hot hot hot right now. Slow undulating lines are visually really peaceful, but since it’s an unusual pattern, it holds your attention. Gustaf Westman is a furniture designer who builds beautiful mirrors that serve as inspiration for my DIY. If you want to buy his beautiful work, check out his page!
Another source of inspo for this project comes from Matilda Goad. This self-described “scallop-loving designer” has a fantastic and playful sense of design and color, and her pieces have a certain je nes sais quoi that make a house feel like home. The images below are from here instagram here.
My final mood-board item is this picture that I saw on @houseandgardenuk’s instagram. They featured a dreamy kitchen designed by Gabby Deeming and Ruth Sleightholme. I love the zigzag variation of scallops on the kitchen cabinets, and the gentle green is so appealing.
In my head I can visualize you, dear friend, scrolling through until you get to the pictures and instructions for my DIY. Stop scrolling – you made it! First things first, you need a bulletin board. Then, I decided how much of my board I want to cover with paint. Find the full steps below!
How to make your own scallop wave pinboard
We would love to see what scalloped creations you come up with! Tag us on Instagram so we can see your works of art!