Moodboard Monday

This weeks Monday Moodboard theme is “The colour purple“. Purple is such an Autumnal colour, I thought it would make a great Moodboard theme but actually personally speaking, I am not a huge fan. Many years ago it was my favourite colour but I think I may have over done it somewhat and these days I tend to avoid it…

So when it came to making a purple inspired moodboard I wanted to do something to reignite my love of purple and its many shades. I started off by looking for images that I could be inspired by and found this one. I loved the soft tones of purple, the peaceful, tranquil nature of the photograph. I found it inviting and warm despite the cool shades…

I decided to initially create a simple moodboard just using this one image as it set the mood perfectly. But what I also wanted to show you was how one moodboard, one simple image can inspire a whole interior. I went on to translate the colour palette and feelings evoked by this picture into an interior. The first thing you will often work with when translating an interior from a moodboard is colours. You will see I haven’t used all the colours from the moodboard in this particular interior but it can be really useful to have a palette of colours to work with so you know when adding items such as furniture and accessories, what will fit with your theme.

I also wanted to show you how you can recreate the mood of the board in the interior. By using warm wooden pieces and soft texture like the velvet chairs and cushions you can create an inviting, welcoming space. Balancing the cool shades but still with an overall feeling of warmth (just like in the image) this would make a lovely peaceful space to read in. I absolutely need a room like this in my life, a tranquil, soothing place to escape to! What about you?

Would you like to link up a moodboard to Moodboard Monday? Great! Check below for more details about linking up. Can’t wait to see your boards too :)

Moodboard Monday is a fortnightly feature where we create a moodboard inspired by a certain theme. The linky is also run by Jen over at LoveChicLiving. But that’s not all…. Moodboard Monday is also open to you! 

  • Create your own Moodboard by either following the theme this week or using your own ideas. The Linky will be open for 2 weeks.
  • 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 could even use a selection of photos/images in your blog post separately to create your Moodboard.
  • You may want to focus on interiors one week and fashion the next, you may want to use your own photography or images – 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.
  • Post your Moodboard on your own blog and then link up below.
  • You can also link up at the LoveChicLiving Moodboard Monday feature too.
  • Grab the Moodboard Monday button from the sidebar and include it in your blogpost.
  • Comment on others that have linked up and share some Moodboard Monday love!



Moodboard Monday is a fornightly collaboration between myself and the wonderful Jen over at Love Chic Living. To jazz things up a bit, I feature Jen’s boards over here at Lish Concepts and she features mine over at Love Chic Living. This week’s theme is the glorious – LONDON!

Take it away Jen! 

Londinium Wallpaper – http://www.grahambrown.com/uk/product/50-308/Londinium/4

Vintage Bus Blinds – http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/retrophenia/product/vintage-london-bus-blinds

London Bus Lampshade £35 – http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/hunkydoryhome/product/london-bus-lampshade

London Tea towels £16 http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/carolinemcgrath/product/maria-dahlgren-london-tea-towel

Chest £289 http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thedesigncompany/product/london-city-scape-chest

Cabbie wall sticker – £12.95 http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/oakdenecoops/product/london-cab-vinyl-wall-sticker

London sewing kit – £10 http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/sewgirl/product/make-a-little-london-sewing-kit

Tube cushion – £69 http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/huntedandstuffed/product/london-underground-tube-map-cushion

‘This week, as with most weeks to be honest, I’ve been super excited to put the Moodboard together and have loved sourcing some fabulous London themed products for you. This summer has just been amazing with the Olympics and Paralympics and it helps me fall in love with London all over again. I lived there many years ago, and probably didn’t make the most of it then, but did enjoy it to its max when I visited a lot a few years later! I love its vibrancy and the fact it’s so hip and cool and this inspired me to find some funky designs for the home. Mostly I’ve scoured the wonderful site ‘Not on the High Street’ to find some amazing designs and makes that will give you the essence of London but won’t necessarily mean you have Union Jacks all over the place. Putting the Moodboard together this time, I’ve used Picmonkey, a great free photo collage site which is incredibly easy to use and very good fun. Do go and have a play if you’ve not used it before, you’ll love it! The centrepiece wallpaper is called Londinium by Graham and Brown and was very popular when I featured it on my blog a few months ago. You can find links to all the other products below in case you want to go and hunt them out for your own home. And so, I hope you’ve been inspired to make your own Moodboard and link up with us below in the comments section. We’d love to see what you’ve put together!

Jen x

Please hop over to Love Chic Living to take a look at my moodboard. This week I created a interior design moodboard with a little twist (there is a spot the landmark game for you to play!)

We’d love to see what you come up with and you still have a 2 weeks to think up a London board and share it with us on the comments before we move on to our next theme… The colour purple!

Moodboard Monday is a fortnightly collaboration between myself and the fabulous interior design blogger Jen over at Love Chic Living 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!

Moodboard Monday is a collaboration between myself and Jen over at Love Chic Living. I feature Jen’s boards over here at Lish Concepts and she features mine over at Love Chic Living. I’ve recently started a new job so I thought it might be fun to make the theme of Moodboard Monday – A day at the office! Luckily Jen agreed :)

Take it away Jen!

A Day at the Office

 

Well this week I’ve done something a little different and gone outside my usual comfort zone of home interiors to try incorporating some fashion into my Moodboard.

This week’s theme, A Day at the Office, really had me thinking about my previous career, you know that one before children came along! Well I used to work in IT which was very male dominated and not at all glamorous and girly so I really wanted to focus on everything that my experience wasn’t. My design ideas of glamorous, chic, statement, and modern really helped to keep the brief clear in my mind as I went in search of pieces for the board. Once I’d found the gorgeous day dress I knew where I was going and started adding the other fashion items. I love satchels and high heels, both items I don’t really get to use much working from home and there had to be a notebook too to keep all those lists I’m always making. As for the decor pieces, I’m so in love with Pantone colours right now that the mug had to feature, and I couldn’t leave an office theme without including the classic Eames chair, in orange of course.

Polyvore really is great fun to use. Pick from the items already on the site, or hunt the internet for your design ideals and clip them in using the toolbar button. I used a template for this moodboard but you can use a blank canvas and really build your own unique board. Why not give it a go and join us with your own take on A Day at the Office!

I don’t know about you but I am loving Jen’s board this week. Utterly gorgeous, so colourful and very me! In fact Jen, this moodboard could be made for me :) I would 100% wear the dress from Warehouse as well as the satchel, the heels and the mug! Oh and I could quite imagine the Eames chair looking rather lovely in my office (ha I wish!)

Please hop over to Love Chic Living to take a look at my moodboard. This week I actually went for a interior design moodboard along the Green / Eco theme and created a hip take on the ‘green’ office, hopefully inspiring you to think green too! :)

This weeks new theme is the glorious “London” and I’m so sure after all the Jubilee, Olympics, Paralympics mania you are going to want to join in with this one!

Moodboard Monday is a fortnightly collaboration between myself and the fabulous interior design blogger Jen over at Love Chic Living 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!

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