Despite what you may think, I haven’t forgotten about my gardening! It’s about time for an update, so I thought I would share my inspiration board for my fire escape oasis. Here’s the thing, this is not my typical color palette (I live for colors like grey, blue, and mustard) but since the brick wall of our building will serve as a backdrop (it’s a beautiful buttery yellow) I decided to keep the palette warm, using colors found in both nature and most gardens.
Now for the mood board breakdown…
I am a huge fan of mixing textures and finishes. In addition to the warm color palette I’ve brought in some burlap, concrete and metallic. The majority of the items will be hand crafted (by me.)
1. With the soft buttery yellow backdrop and the perfectly aged black fire escape, this color pallete will create a warm and inviting oasis.
2. I decided the fire escape needed some shimmer…soooo my plan is to take some old lanterns that I already have hidden in the corner and give them a copper metallic finish.
3. When searching for the perfect pillows I knew I wanted something with texture. Just when I was about to give up the search and make them myself, I came across these fabulous pillows. They’re made from a vintage burlap bag and the faded red and blue colors fit perfectly into my design.
4. This gorgeous worn and weathered terra-cotta pot will house a few of my favorite herbs. I couldn’t have aged it better myself!
5. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to grow tomatoes (well maybe not always, but recently.) Not sure if you’ve seen the informercial for the topsy turvy tomatoes planter, but that got me thinking…I bet I can make that for less money and a little more visually appealing. This crafty project will include; recycled materials, burlap, and yarn, stay tuned…
6. This is my favorite fire escape project! I don’t want to give to much away, but I will say this will serve as a small table for pots of herbs giving some height to the space.
7. The majority of the items I’ve either purchased or plan to make, will need to hang. I finally get to use the hooks I’ve been wanted but telling myself I don’t need! The brass finish looks great with the copper finish of the lanterns, and the kelly green brings in the green from the surrounding plants.
8. I’m aging all of my existing terra-cotta pots and planters (hopefully they will look like these!)
9. This recycled feed bag is the perfect hanging planter. I can’t wait to get my plants in here!
10. I’ve saved the best for last! The wind chime is made from mini temple bells and makes the most soothing ringing sound in the wind (I hope my neighbors don’t mind!) The natural rope color and shimmering bells makes this the perfect addition to my fire escape oasis.
What are your thoughts and opinions…