23 January 2012

Mood Boards

The New Year symbolizes fresh starts and taking on exciting projects. But where do you begin? Let's start with a mood board! Mood boards are our theme for the week.

When the book Decorate was launched in August last year, the book tour stopped in New York City.

The book is packed with many delightful pegs to create a space filled with comfort and personality.

We got to meet Holly Becker, the author of the book and the blog. She's as vibrant as the flowers she wears on her lapel and so relatable to many of us creatives, bloggers and regular gals who want to make our surroundings beautiful.

We got to indulge in some sweets, sparkling water and wine while having our books signed. We also marveled at the merchandise in Anthropologie Soho, where the event took place.

One of the highlights was a short talk on how to make a mood board. The evening's guests were Marcia and Paul of Zia Priven lighting. They discussed how mood boards help them design their light fixtures. In the photo, Paul holds up a crystal bracelet which was a jumping off point to create the gorgeous H20 chandelier. It's true that you'll find inspiration everywhere!

Here's the mood board that Holly came up with: a collection of fabric, ribbon, paint chips and magazine tear sheets that convey the look and the feeling you want for a room. The mood board zeroes in on what you're attracted to and is a practical tool for you and your interior designer. Let's try it out this week and turn our blah, disorganized thoughts into TADA! results!

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