Archive for the ‘Mood Boards’ Category

Muse Board | Farm Fresh

July 23rd, 2011

Living in a city as large as LA and having to deal with traffic even on weekends can take a toll on a person. Sometimes I think about what it would be like living on a farm with acres of land around me. The thought of fresh air and having my own garden where I can grow flowers and vegetables seems so appealing. I was inspired to create this board thinking about barn reds and apple greens.

Mood board based on farm and country theme, red, white, apple green.

clockwise, from top left: stephanie williams | kevin chin | allison rose | kate webber | anna williams | allison rose | gabor jurina

Mood Board | Cobalt Crush

July 20th, 2011

The latest editorial from Fashion Gone Rogue made me remember how much I love cobalt blue. I usually love it paired with a vibrant red or a shocking pink, like this board I created inspired by Elsa Schiaperelli. But the soft background of this photo (upper left) paired with the vividness of the cobalt blue made me want to play with another scheme using aqua and a mint green. Add in some woodsy neutrals and you have a winning color palette. I’m loving this combination and I hope you do, too!

Mood board based on cobalt, aqua, mocha, and lime green, romantic, woodsy, bicycle

clockwise, from top left: fashion gone rogue | sargeant photography | karl juengel | tara slogett | via things she loves

Mood Board | One If By Land, Two If By Sea

July 4th, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

A red, white and blue nautical-themed board is always on order when the skies make way from grey to blue and the gentle waves beckon. Add a brilliant shade of sky blue and you’ll have a pretty color scheme that’s out of the ordinary.

Hope everyone is enjoying their long holiday and welcoming the official season of summer!

Mood board based on 4th of July nautical marine sea theme, red, blue, white

clockwise, from top: jimmy backius | allison rose | grapevine paperie | claire ryser | stephanie williams

Mood Board | Jacarandas in June

June 3rd, 2011

May & June are always my favorite months in Los Angeles. The days get longer, the sun isn’t too hot, and the jacarandas are beginning to bloom. When you drive around the city, the urban sprawl of sidewalks and strip malls is broken up by bursts of  pretty purple jacaranda flowers. The blooms that have fallen from the trees carpet lawns, sidewalks and cars close by. Sunlight filters through the large, open branches. Absolutely lovely!

Mood board based on purples, greens, yellow

from top left: kate webber | corrie bond | wendell webber | rebecca thuss

Mood Board | Stunning Pair: Blues & Greens

May 9th, 2011

There are some color combinations that look so stunningly pretty when paired together. Blue & green is one of them. I love the still life photo taken by Corbin Gurkin on the top left showing Love in a Mist and blue Delphinium flowers against a periwinkle damask background. The spearmint leaves as greenery and the bear grass ties makes it look so effortless, so simple, and so pretty.

Love in a Mist, by the way, is so ethereal when planted in masses. It has needle-like foliage that blurs when moving in the breeze and creates such a dreamy effect. I can’t get enough of this flower!

Mood board based on blues and greens
clockwise, from top left: corbin gurkinmichael david adams | martha stewart weddings | grace edmunds

Muse Board | Kiss Me, Kate!

April 29th, 2011

In celebration of a royal wedding…a simple mood board in celebration of the Union Jack!

Mood board based on Union Jack colors red, white, blue

clockwise, from top left: elizabeth messina | rebecca thuss | elizabeth messina | souder photography

Mood Board | Pretty Spring Pastels

April 11th, 2011

I’ve been seeing so much Easter decor the past few weeks that I was inspired to make a quick mood board celebrating pretty pastels and happy balloons.

Mood board for Easter pastels

clockwise, from top: via the princess blog | rebecca thuss | andrea singarella

Mood Board | Pretty Polka Dot Pop

March 25th, 2011

When I first saw the ad campaign for Miu Miu Resort 2011 last fall, I knew I wanted to do a fun polka dot mood board for the spring. Polka dots are so much fun to not only decorate with, but also create textured graphics & patterns around. They can fit into any scheme at all. Whether they’re paired off with a damask print – as I’ve done in this mood board – or blended with a striped pattern, they give a great visual snap that is at once easy and peppy.

Mood board based on miumiu ad campaign

clockwise, from top left: miu miu resort 2011 | joseph de leo | siouxsie factory | peggy porschen | tie that binds

Mood Board | On the Meadow

March 14th, 2011

…Then the clouds part,
Swallow soaring between;
The spring is alive,
And the meadows are green!

I jump up, like mad,
Break the old pipe in twain,
And away to the meadows,
The meadows again!

– The Meadows in Spring by Edward Fitzgerald

I know it’s not officially spring yet, but I’m impatient for it to arrive. The clocks turned forward yesterday and the plums trees in my yard have been blossoming. Here’s a soft and sunny mood board to get you ready to transition out of winter and into early spring.

Mood board based on a meadow with greens, yellows.

clockwise, from top left: simply bloom photography | simply bloom photography | simply bloom photography | thoughtful day

Mood Board | For the Love of Lilac part Deux

February 28th, 2011

For the Love of Lilac part Deux

Over a year ago in November, I posted a mood & inspiration board dedicated to the color lilac. Last night at the Oscars, the two dresses that generated the biggest fashion editorial buzz were the ones worn by Mila Kunis and Cate Blanchett.

Mila Kunis wore a dress designed by Elie Saab Couture for Spring ’11. Cate Blanchett wore a dress designed by Givenchy Couturre for Spring ’11 Couture. Cate always kills it on the red carpet and I adore that she can carry off edgy and forward fashion. Mila has been making her presence on the red carpet the last few months with “Black Swan” being nominated for several awards.

Lilac dresses from Oscars 2010 for mood board

I usually don’t blog about the red carpet, as there are countless other blogs that have been doing it for much longer. However, I had to take a moment to note the lilac hues of Cate & Mila’s dresses and re-post the mood board from over a year ago.

Be prepared: lilac will be making it’s way into interiors and fashion in a big way!

Mood board based on lavender, teal, violet black

clockwise, from top left: linda naranjo | via we heart it | reem acra* |  therese aldgard | via we heart it

* if anyone knows the photographer of this photo, please let me know so i can credit it!