Archive for the ‘Mood Boards’ Category

Mood Board | 94 Days of Summer

June 1st, 2010

Summer is…

bike rides

cotton dresses

Sunday reading


juicy peaches

sweet watermelon

outdoor festivals

sleeping in the sun

sitting on the porch

sticky kisses


popsicle licks

Mood board based on summery colors, meadow, sun, breeze

from top left: the cherry blossom girl | samantha lambelb_the_profbella figura | my heart asks pleasure | kristybee | samantha lamb

Mood Board | Amazing Lace

May 3rd, 2010

I’ve always loved lace, especially black lace. There is something about it that is so alluring, evocative, and utterly captivating. It’s full of mysterious, sultry and feminine appeal. You absolutely cannot go wrong with black lace when it comes to creating a color palette around it. I love to keep the colors around it neutral to mimic the look of lace against skin.

Lace was also all over the runways for spring 2010, highlighting collections for designers such as Valentino, Phillip Lim, Dolce Gabbana and Stella McCartney. Go celebrate the femme in you – don a pair of lace gloves, decorate with that vintage lace throw you inherited from your great-aunt Vi and marvel at how fun it is to be a girl who can add lace to her life!

Mood board based on lace, nude and black, delicate, feminine

clockwise, from top left: vincent rey | the french bedroom co | * | michael david adams

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

Mood Board | Confessions of a Countess

April 5th, 2010

Admit it, how many of you ladies reading this blog secretly wishes you can pull off this model’s hair?

I’m a romantic at heart. Here’s a sweet board to appeal to the daydreamer in all of us.

Mood board based on colors for a countess, peach, butter, pearl

clockwise, from top left: martin diez | sfophoto | sandra lane | heather bullard | andrea singarella

A Mood Board for a Monday | Golden Dreams from a Love Affair

March 1st, 2010

I love love love this board so much! I just want to fall into that bed right in that lake…wearing that dress!

I had created a draft of this mood board and saved it. I had forgotten all about it and when I looked at it again a day later, it just took my breath away (I can be very forgetful of the things I do.) The images are sublimely romantic and blissfully dreamy.

I had a color board in mind that was based on golden tones. I was originally shooting for a monochromatic color scheme. But the aquamarine and the olive gradually revealed themselves as I started working with the images.

Photos like these make me so giddy with adoration of all the beautiful and fleeting moments of time that we can capture.

Mood board based on dreamy colors, golden tones, romantic

from top left: armani prive | vild, ville, vann |via tumblr | david bellemere | motley photos via we heart it

Our wedding on Style Me Pretty

February 15th, 2010

I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever to post photos from our wedding. One of my favorite wedding sites, Style Me Pretty, has featured our wedding and I wanted to say YAY!!!!!

Click here, here and here for all the yummy photos by the sweet, talented, and adorable Amy & Stuart.

Our wedding was so much fun to design. My mind was filled to the brim and overflowing with all the wonder-full things that inspired me. I started keeping track of what I liked and eventually created a mood board.  The single most important thing that I designed were the invites.

So, just when you thought that this post was all about our wedding, I’m sharing with you my mood board that inspired all of all our paper goods: the save-the-dates, invitation suite, programs, table numbers, etc.

Vy and Michael Smog Shoppe wedding invitation suite mood board

I was completely inspired by vintage French soap & perfume labels. I also wanted to use silhouettes. I couldn’t decide which idea I loved more, so I ended up using both. I also loved the idea of a vintage typewriter font, which I used on the wood veneer STD’s and the outter envelope. The actual invitation, RSVP, map & info card used several different fonts. I’m not a purist, I love eclectic styling, and as long as it looked great and there was some unity and cohesiveness, I was OK with things being mismatched.

These are a few images of how it all came together – enjoy!

Vy and Michael vintage Smog Shoppe wedding wood veneer envelope

Vy and Michael vintage Smog Shoppe wedding invitation

Vy and Michael vintage Smog Shoppe wedding invitation suite colorful unique

Vy and Michael vintage Smog Shoppe wedding program unique

| all images above, seeking the muse |

Vy and Michael vintage Smog Shoppe wedding birdcage card holder

Vy and Michael vintage Smog Shoppe wedding program holder unique

Vy and Michael vintage Smog Shoppe wedding table numbers unique colorful

| all images above, amy & stuart |

Mood Board | Red Hot and Pink

February 8th, 2010

I love Valentine’s Day and it’s less than a week away! What other day can you unabashedly use red and pink together to celebrate Love and Loved Ones?! And to show you all what a romantic I can be…take a look at each image: every one I chose has a heart in it!

Mood board based on Valentine colors red and pink.

clockwise, from top left: ellen von unwwerth | * | jciv | coreopsislibra | matthew williamson via

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

Mood Board | Baby, It’s Cold Outside

January 4th, 2010

Happy Happy 2010!

I’m on the east coast right now and it’s been a great change to experience seasons other than Los Angeles weather. I’ve been wearing my scarf, hat, gloves, and thick shearling coat for the last week and a half. Living in LA can make you forget that there are seasons outside of our palm-treed and 75 degree city. I wouldn’t want to shovel a sidewalk every time it snowed, but I really don’t mind layering up when the weather is brisk and chilly.

I will have to unfortunately scale back on how often I post my mood boards. I have a terribly exciting new project in the works that will be taking up a great deal of my time. Once I have more of my time logistics worked out, I will resume with more boards.

In the meantime, enjoy the first of this year’s mood board and stay warm!

Mood board based on January wintry whites and cool blues.

clockwise, from top left: audrey hepburn complex | frances janisch | amy nietorebecca thussamy atlas | thoughtful day

Mood Board for a Monday | Sunday Fun Day

December 21st, 2009

I’m sure many of you are looking forward to a well-deserved vacation this weekend. Here’s a board that will hopefully capture what some of you will be doing – lounging in comfy pj’s, receiving holiday cards, attending family parties, and traveling to see loved ones.

I won’t be posting until next Monday, but until then, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

Mood board based on Sunday pajamas

clockwise, from top left: toast | roberta fair | ceci new york | * | femme fatale via weheartit |

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

Mood Board for a Monday | Thank You Berry Much

December 16th, 2009

Berries were the inspiration behind this mood board. I added yellow raspberry and blackberry to give it a bold and contemporary pop of color. Those two colors alone make for a great theme. The addition of three other berry tones make for great layering. I really love the look of a grey that is almost black, but not quite. It gives this color palette a sophistication that a true black wouldn’t otherwise provide.

Mood board based on berry, yellow and black
clockwise, from top left: jenny hands | via so zealous | bloom magazine | charlotte willer |  miki duisterhof via

A Mid Week Mood Board | Hazy Shade of Winter

December 16th, 2009

Brrrrrr…it’s getting cold outside! Here’s a wintry but fun mood board that’s perfect for a December day.

Mood board based wintry colors peach, lapis, periwinkle, blue

clockwise, from to left: ellen von unwerth | mainstream suicide via we heart it | kari herer | wolfgang kleinschmidt | thoughtful day | krisatomicblog via we heart it