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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
* if anybody knows the photographer of this image, please let me know so i can credit it
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!
And here’s a little something else: a time lapse video of one of my favorite flowers, the peony. Enjoy!
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?!
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!
* i’ve lost track of the photographer – please let me know who this is so i can credit!