Archive for November, 2009

Mood Board for a Monday | Weekend in Connecticut

November 30th, 2009

Happy Monday, hope you all had a wonderful holiday and weekend. To start off your Monday, here is a soft and light mood board – enjoy!

Mood board based on wine, periwinkle, plum, champagne

clockwise, from top left: polly wreford | simply bloom photography | debi treloar | amy atlas | love at first invite

A Mid Week Mood Board | Teal-iciously Plummy

November 25th, 2009

Thanksgiving is a day away and it will officially kick off the holiday season – yaaay! Of course, I couldn’t leave you all without a mood board to inspire you for this weekend.

I had a board in mind using some traditional Thanksgiving colors such as orange and brown. But you know that I’m never satisfied simply using just standard colors. I had to throw teal, plum, and black into the mix to create a bold palette that not only celebrates the Thanksgiving season, but also makes a glamorous statement. I love color, I love bold and bright color, and I hope you all enjoy this board!

Have a happy and wonder-full Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends!

Mood board based on Fall colors

 from top left: sebastien | ceci new york | bruno dayan | dogfaceboy | we heart it

Mood Board for a Monday | Ode to Autumn

November 23rd, 2009

Is everybody ready for Thanksgiving yet? I love Thanksgiving. Aside from delicious  thoughts of feasting on yummy foods, Thanksgiving always brings to mind memories of cozy sweaters, fireplaces, and Christmas decor.

Here is a board full of warm color and cozy images to get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season.

The photo in the far left taken by Flickr member Stephen Elledge inspired me to create this palette. I love the mix of indigo with cranberry and the crystal blue highlight in the model’s eyes. So pretty!  I chose maple leaf to give a modern color contrast to indigo. Cranberry gets lightened up with a pretty crystal blue, while acorn acts as great neutral color to tie everything together. It’s a wonderful autumnal palette that has the right mix of dark colors with bright colors for pop and interest.

Mood board based on Thanksgiving theme, cranberry and indigo, feather

clockwise, from top left: stephen elledge | martha stewart | chris everard | minilaura | wolfgang kleinschmidt | daniel farmer

Fabulous Friday Flickr Finds for Lace!

November 20th, 2009

I love some of these images of lace that I found. My favorite is the one of the icy fungus. Take a look at it up close and see for yourself.

Happy Friday everybody! Hope you have a wonder-full weekend!

left column: neverletmego | annekelliott | italian girl in georgiablog | lydiafairy | vilman | //finelittleday//

right column: a song under the sugar sugar | freshlyfoundknitaatte11 | poppalina | yandebridal | romantic homeblog

A Mid-Week Mood Board | Flights of Fancy

November 18th, 2009

Just a soft and sweet palette for your Wednesday!

Mood board based on soft, feminine colors. Dusty rose, pale peach, faded turquoise, heirloom pearl.

clockwise, from top left:  | bruno dayan | applebranches via we heart it | alexandra grablewski | magnolia floral

Mood Board for a Monday | In the Heartland

November 16th, 2009

I heard John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads the other day and I was inspired to create a mood board dedicated to those things that are quintessentially American country.

I found a few images with patterns in them so you can see how fun it is to mix these colors up in solids, stripes, florals and ginghams. These colors are very versatile – you can build upon them and layer prints and patterns with solids. They can work as decor for a child’s room, as well as a teenager’s.  If you’re also into vintage decor for your kitchen, this is also a great and easy palette to find pieces for.

I really enjoyed making this mood board – it evokes such a nostalgic and classic all-American feeling.

Mood board based on John Denver, American country & western, heartland.

clockwise, from top: .lauren nicole. | gorta yuuki | zweiblumen | grace huang | * | cozymemories |

* if anybody knows the photographer of this image, please let me know so i can credit it

Fabulous Friday Flickr Finds for Mason Jars!

November 13th, 2009

Here’s to the ubiquitous mason jar, in it’s many uses and incarnations!

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!


  | capt. mouffette |

| mateofiero |

| {jenny} |

vasta |

stars4esther |

glass and plastic |

balliwickdesigns |

beeper bebe |

gwenelliott |

puff’s daddy |

A Mid Week Mood Board | Lush

November 11th, 2009

Happy hump day, everybody! How’s your week coming along and who’s ready for a drink?!

Mood board based on drink colors and names. Blue curacao, hypnotiq, peach schnapps, mint julep, limocello.


clockwise, from top left: kiyoshi togashi via bon appetit | lovewant magazine | designworklife | amy nieto | nato welton

A Mood Board for a Monday | I’m Just a Girl

November 9th, 2009

This mood board is for all the pink loving girly-girls out there!

What’s better than pink??? More pink layered on top of it! Pale pink, peachy pink, hot pink, barbie pink…I can’t think of a better way to feel like a girl than to have pink surrounding me!

Here’s the first of several mood boards dedicated to layering different shades of pink together. It’s such a fun and easy color to have around you to cheer you up. It could be as simple as a floral arrangement of peonies or a whole color scheme for your wedding invitations. It’s so pretty and it is always in style, no matter what the color trends may be. I’ll have more boards dedicated to pink to share with you in the following weeks!

Mood board based on various shades of pink.

from top left: amy nieto | house and garden via ffffound | pablo neruda | via pygmee style | rachel papo | via audrey hepburn complex

And here’s a little something else: a time lapse video of one of my favorite flowers, the peony. Enjoy!

| peony flower / timelapse from munich timelapse on Vimeo |

A Mid-Week Mood Board | Pretty as a Peacock

November 4th, 2009

I love peacock feathers. When I look at a peacock feather, it simply boggles my mind at the endless gorgeous color combinations that exist in one single lovely little thing. Just look at a few images below. My eyes get drunk with delight! Don’t yours?!

Collage of peacock feathers

from left: steve spraggon | nancy rose | insashi

Being inspired by my love of peacock feathers, I’ve created a palette based around this theme. However, the combination I’ve made is a departure from the brilliant hues you often see used. In my palette, I’ve toned down some of the quintessential colors  you usually find in a peacock combinations – emerald, topaz, and amethyst.  I’ve also added two colors that you often don’t see – jadeite and bronze.

What transpires is a very fun and quirky color combination. It’s lively, yet earthy and warm. It’s rich without being stuffy. You get peacock colors that are inspired, yet are not a literal translation. I think it makes for a much more interesting and dynamic combination of unusual colors. I hope you all like it!

Mood board based updated peacock colors, amethyst, jade, bronze, emerald, topaz.

 clockwise, from top left: lovewant magazine | amy nieto | debi treloar | jose villa | *

* i’ve lost track of the photographer – please let me know who this is so i can credit!