Morning! This week sees the launch of Moodboard Monday, a collaboration between myself and the fabulous interior design blogger Jen over at Love Chic Living.

As explained last week I will be featuring Jen’s boards over here at Lish Concepts and she will be featuring mine over at Love Chic Living.

This week’s theme was – School’s out for Summer! Take it away Jen…

Jen’s moodboard for “School’s out for the summer!”

So what does that mean to me? Well, it makes me think of holidays, of time spent on the beach, relaxing, laughing and spending time together with family and friends. My Moodboard, I hope, reflects this.  When I was thinking of what my design would be the words that came to mind were: calm, holidays, relaxation, family, and space.  These images are mine, from past holidays when we’ve found amazing coastline and beaches and let the children explore and have fun. I love the scenery and colours; natural, beautiful and calm. It struck me, after I’d put the Moodboard together that I’ve used colours like this in my home and I guess I’m subconsciously drawn to them because of what the remind of, and of what they represent for me.  Here’s hoping for lots more sunshine and time spent on the beach this summer.

I love the natural palette Jen has created from these beach images. It is so soft and soothing. I am a huge fan of the beach for the wild nature, the sea air and the way it seems to have the power to relax everyone. If you are thinking of a beach inspired interior it could be wonderful to use a colour palette such as this with natural materials such as pebbles, wood and seaglass for a refreshing take on beach living.

Please hop over to Love Chic Living to take a look at my moodboard. I was inspired by long, hot summer days filled with fun, colour, energy and light. You will see we took 2 entirely different approaches when looking at the theme and that is the beauty of moodboards they take you on your own creative journey. Nothing is right or wrong!


This weeks new theme is one of my favourite things to do! Alfresco dining


Moodboard Monday is a fortnightly feature where we create a moodboard inspired by a certain theme. I will be featuring Jen’s moodboards on Lish Concepts and she will be featuring mine over at Love Chic Living! But that’s not all…. Moodboard Monday is also open to you! So if you are feeling inspired by this weeks offerings why not check out the theme for next week and play along.  You can create your Moodboard any way you like, with an actual magazine collage scanned in or photographed or using the computer ie. photoshop, picmonkey, olioboard or Polyvore. You may want to focus on interiors one week and fashion the next, you may want to use your own photography – anything goes, feel free! If you would like some ideas about how to create your moodboards check out my tutorial on How to create the perfect moodboard. The only rule is you need to use the week’s theme as a guideline (but as you see they can often be interpreted very differently!) and pop back the following Monday, grab the button from over in the sidebar and link up your creation via the comments!