Posts Tagged ‘mood board’

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 | The Day We’ll Always Remember

February 25th, 2011

Hope you have a deliciously romantic weekend!

Mood board based on special day theme, robin blue, apricot, peach

clockwise from top left: via housemartin | aaron delesie | queijo | heather bullard | thayer allyson gowdy | simply bloom photography | patricia heal

Mood Board | Winter Blues

January 6th, 2011

I love the holidays and when the holidays are over, I’m always left feeling a bit sad. The tree gets taken down, ornaments are packed away, and all the shiny pretty things I have around the house to make it extra special gets put back into storage until Thanksgiving. So here’s a little mood board for those winter blues that set in after holiday parties are well over…

Mood board based on blues, wedgewood, saxe, china

clockwise, from top left: frances janisch | janeych | stephanie williams | janeych | corbin gurkin

Mood Board | Pure White

December 24th, 2010

I usually am drawn to photographs with color. But while going through all my files of beautiful photographs, one in particular caught my attention: a gorgeously detailed gown captured by Elizabeth Messina of an Oscar de la Renta piece (shown in the top left corner of my mood board). Elizabeth is such a master of capturing images using pure light. Her images always look so easy and timeless.

I also discovered a wonderful artisan named Maggie Austin Cake. Maggie was classically trained as a ballet dancer. She then went on to work under some of the most respected pastry chefs. Her works shows such a delicacy and grace. You can see the influence of elegance and finesse that her ballet training must have had on her.

Enjoy these pretty photos of purity and light and have a wonderful Holiday!!

Mood board based on white tones, flesh, skin, bone, pale, pretty

clockwise, from top left: elizabeth messina | maggie austin cake | maggie austin cake | dried.cranberries | steve giralt | amy atlas events

Mood Board | An Apple a Day

December 2nd, 2010

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. This board was inpired by the Granny Smith apples that I’m seeing everywhere in the supermarkets. At first glance, this palette might strike you as being too light for a fall/winter board. But the addition of a medium hued grey as well as black lend nice dark colors to a bright palette. The result is a fun and fresh color scheme!

Mood board based on granny smith apple, black, raunculus colors

clockwise, from top left: sylvia dell’ orto | day berger et mikkelsen home collection| via ffffound | eric kass funnel

Mood Board | Chilly Days

November 20th, 2010

It’s getting chilly here in LA and I love it!

Mood board based on Thanksgiving theme, chestnut, pomegranate, indigo, pumpkin

clockwise, from top left: gabor jurina | ceci new york | rebecca thuss | elizabeth messina | via we heart it* | skrockodile

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

Mood Board | Copper Tones

November 16th, 2010

Green and brown are an instinctual color combination. After all, you find it everywhere in the natural world. For this board, I wanted to put together an unexpected shade of green and pair it with a copper. You would usually see a mint green like this in a pastel palette that’s reminiscent of candy hearts. These colors, however, are great for a fall palette – the copper celebrates the season, but the lightness of the green keeps it from being too somber.

Mood board based on copper tones and mint green

clockwise, from top left: nelson simoneau | bakerella | luca trovato | simply bloom photography

Mood Board | Heavy Metal

November 11th, 2010

I’ve been wanting to do a board dedicated to metallic studs & chains for a while now and have finally gotten around to it!

Mood boarad based on edgy metallic colors, gold, silver, gunmetal

clockwise, from top left: vincent alvarez | makeup by elizabeth hoff | via we heart it | house of gasoline | via chictopia | via we heart it

I’m trying out a new feature on my blog. Every so often, I’ll be posting some online finds that correspond with my mood boards. Let me know how you like it!


|1| Antik Batik Friel chain fringed bag |2| Philippe Audibert Manchette Aby Mini Amelia Swarovski cuff |3| Alexander McQueen enamel studded bangle |4| Urban Outfitters armor ring |5| Juicy Couture ring |6| Camilla Skovgaard chain wrap heels |7| Fiona Paxton studded leather cuff |8| Janis by Janis Savitt gold & steel multi-chain necklace |9| HTC studded leather belt |10| Jimmy Choo studded clutch |11| Top Shop Scatter Stud dress |12| Top Shop Sweeping Chains bracelet |13| Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch |14| Christian Louboutin studded platform slingbacks

Mood Board | Fall into a Garden of Roses

November 8th, 2010

I love this image from the Alannah Hill Autumn/Winter 2010 campaign called “Garden of Roses”. It’s the inspiration for today’s mood board. Rosy berry hues accented with a rich mustardy yellow…yes please!

Mood board based on rich gem colors from a garden, peony, hibiscus, iris, gorldenrod

clockwise, from top left: alannah hill a/w 2010 | pol baril | deirdre rooney | roland bello

Mood Board | Dia de los Muertos

November 1st, 2010

This time of year is always my favorite…a dark and decidedly creepy board for your Hallow’s Eve and Day of the Dead inspiration.

Mood board based on Day of the Dead, decay, deceased, dawn, dusk, dearly departed

clockwise, from top left: annarexic | vincent alvarez | kaycatt | bloom magazine