Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Inspiration Boards!




Spring is here and I am ready to jump in with both feet! I don't know about you, but with all the new colors in fashion and decorating, I like tearing out my favorite images and pinning them up when the season changes.

I found a small spot to hang my personal mood board above my desk in our spare bedroom. I also make a small one in my closet with fashion inspirations. I love having a place to post images, cards and and other lovely things that bring the feel of a season. For the Pinterest addicts, like myself, it's much the same, only larger and more personal!




A few shots of the large board above my desk. Love the cards from my kids and hubby.





I try to keep postcards of all my travels so I can relive my trips just a little each time I walk by. One of my favorites is the portrait of Raphael from the Uffizi in Florence. I love his face. Painted cards like the half-timbered house from Normandy are fun to keep too. I think it is great add invitations, thank you cards and special notes from the mail. They are all so rare nowadays, I try to save them! 


 Here's a few other cool boards to give you some ideas. Some messy and others are very orderly. All fun to look at I think.

Chance inspiration board via Habitually Chic

Michael Kors

Gene Meyer's desk.

Tone on Tone Antiques


Lonny


C Magazine




My favorite!  Blogger Slim Paley's summer mood board. slimpaley.com

I adore that Slim Paley's board is loaded with Summer memories. I think I'll collect a more souvenirs from our trips and try to replicate my own version of this beautiful board. I guess this is just another form of collage and I love it! 

What about you? Does this get you in the mood to make your own? 

Kim:)



Images via my Inspiration Boards  on Pinterest. Top photos- northerncalstyle.com


12 comments :

  1. Lovely post Kim.

    Now you've inspired ME to refresh some of my more neglected mood
    boards!
    Thank you for including me in with this great bunch :)

    Best,
    S.P.

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    1. Thanks Slim! I am honored you stopped by. You are the inspiration for many things with your gorgeous blog!

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  2. I love your MOOD board! I don't have one and feel totally out of the loop :) Lot's of ideas here!

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    1. Thanks you so much Leslie for stopping by. I really loved your blog and all the great Spring inspirations!

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  3. What a great post - I found you via Pinterest, and I love your boards there so much! Your blog is great too - keep up the good work and enjoy spring!

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    1. Mrs E, So funny, Pinterest seems to be another great way we are all finding each other! Looking forward to reading more of your fun posts too! :)

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  4. ok I will have to check out this Pinterest thing...can you believe I have not done so yet???!

    Great ideas! I love collecting postcards from travels too.

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    1. LR, Beware Pinterest, you will love it, but soooo addicting! I find I have to not even look at it or I'm hooked for well, too long. Especially late at night!

      Thanks! I love Postcards too.
      Kim:)

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  5. I love inspiration boards, there's just something amazing about so many gorgeous photos all bundled together! And I love how you incorporate you kids' artwork into the other stuff...I thought I was the only one who did that!!
    xo
    Sharon

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    1. Sharon,
      Thanks. I guess it's kind of a crazy jumble, but I love them that way! Somehow, the kids art & cards fits in too!

      Hope you are taking care,
      Kim:)

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  6. Kim,
    I love to see different inspiration boards...from travels to kids art and cards with their "signature"...so precious. I love that some peoples are sort of disorganized and others are perfectly straight. Both tell a story that's so personal and yet wonderful to have for all to see. Slim's is very cool thew way it's all in shades blue and green.
    xo
    annie

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