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Idea for Displaying Your Child's Ribbons and Client Work

Thursday, February 23, 2012

If you have kids who participate in individual sports such as swimming or horseback riding, then you know how many ribbons come with the sport.  I recently worked with a client who wanted a storage/display solution for the ribbons that were taking over her daughter's room. 


I showed her this image and she loved it!


I suggested using a large 24 X36 cork board, around $35 from an office supply or big box store.  To achieve this layered look, start pinning ribbons using thumb tacks at the bottom and work your way up.  The more ribbons, the better.  

This was all part of a mood board plan for the room.  The wall color (bright green) and furniture (black) were remaining in the room. For some reason I cannot upload a before picture.


Because the walls are such a strong green, I thought it was best to go with white bedding and bring color in through accent pillows.

I also planned a mood board for the adjoining bathroom.

I went with a strong pink for the cabinet base and decorator's white on the walls.  Mom likes it and my fingers are crossed that her daughter does too.  Is it possible for a mother and daughter to agree?  We shall see...

14 comments:

  1. I love that idea of all the ribbons on display, and also the bathroom moodboard with the black & white chevron paired with bubble gum pink!
    Hannah has that quote in her closet :)

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  2. what a great idea! it's so colorful and fun but also contained, which i love!

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  3. Love the ribbon idea! Also, I'm noticing those awesome checked curtains...I saw some b/w check fabric online the other day for super cheap and have been dreaming (literally) about it since. :)

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  4. Great idea on displaying her ribbons. Loving that pink cabinet!!!

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  5. Loving the bold black and white combined with bright color through both rooms, perfect with the ribbon board. I am guessing with you as mediator, mother and daughter will agree!
    Cathy

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  6. Beautiful design, Rene! You are good!! I grew up riding horses and I have too many ribbons in my parents attic. I actually went through them last year and threw a TON away! Maybe one day I'll make an awesome board like that with the "special" ones I saved! I hope your client does everything in your boards... I'd love to see it come to life!

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  7. The ribbons are going to look so pretty all layered like that, and the pink vanity is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see!

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  8. The ribbon board idea is so clever and I love the layering effect! Can't wait to see it all come together :o)
    ~Des

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  9. Love the ribbon board! so simple and so cute:)

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  10. Loving the pink vanity!!! I am hoping Mother and Daughter can get it together!!!

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  11. What a neat idea to use the ribbons as inspiration. I had all of mine displayed on a bulletin board when I was young. I was so proud of those ribbons and I bet my Mom still has them too. And all different fun colors too!

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  12. Love that fun and feminine pink vanity! I hope mom and daughter agree, too. Great plans for the rooms, Rene! It reminds me that I have a box of ribbons somewhere from when I was a child. I like your way of displaying them.

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  13. I like the ribbon display idea. It is effective in displaying all the ribbons and therefore colorful and an easy solution which is inexpensive. Great ideas for the bathroom.

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  14. Great idea! Cross Country running is like that, too. Even if you aren't in the medals, you probably earned a ribbon. Lucky for me, WD never thought much of finisher ribbons, and tossed the bulk of them.

    Love the pink for the cabs! Such a fun color! Thanks for sharing.

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