Unfortunately my home office renovation plans had an abrupt alt last week but I'm oh-so-happy to say I'm ready to pick it up again from this moment. So you'll see something new soon, something more than ideas I mean. (See the other related posts here and here).
For today let me just show you some great ways to create mood boards. I don't know you, but for me hanging on the wall inspiration images, patterns, color schemes, print proofs, the scraps and pieces of my various projects in progress is totally necessary, besides pretty to see in my opinion. So far I'm been attaching this type of things on the side of a bookshelf or wherever I found free space, but there's so many neat ways to do so...
The most basic method but always great looking is using a corkboard or a support made of fabric or another material where you can pin what you want.
See this beautiful light-filled image here above? It's from Holly Becker's office and it's the ideal image to start this round up because it was just Holly to teach me the whole inspiration board concept during the BYW course back in 2010 (oh my, so long ago!): see here for my very first exercise creating an inspiration board. What can I say, Holly is simply a role model for me.
Suzanne Kasler's office: absolutely gorgeous.
I know I've already posted an image from this studio space. But I like it so much! The color palette is not ideal for me because lilac and its shades are not among my favorite colors, but all the rest reflects pretty much perfectly the way I'd love my new office to look like...
A slightly more complex idea I'm considering is repourposing a vintage frame as mood board. My mum has so many gorgeous frames to renovate in her "laboratory". You can add a corkboard, covered in fabric or not, wires or or even a magnetic board...
The chalkboard is certainly useful and much on fashion but... It's stronger than me: I can't stand the noise and the powder of the chalk and the blackboards usually look to me vaguely messy... Still there's some cute examples around...
Love this idea: the clipboards hanged on the wall. It's brillant, specially if you work on separate projects symultaneously and you need to record your "inspiration files", isn't it?
Do you work (or have fun!) with mood boards? Tell me, tell me...
Have a lovely day and new week, friends, and don't forget to be GRATEFUL. (I'm telling this to everybody I meet in these days...)
Images sources from top:
Corkboards, fabric and other supports
Repourposed vintage frame
Clipboards on the wall