Monday, September 25, 2017

Design Tyro: First Apartment Mood Board

Some of my oldest and fondest memories of my childhood bedroom evolve around
my desk. For as long as I can remember, I've always had a mood board hanging over my desk chock full of photos, magazine cut-outs of movies and icons, ticket stubs, post cards, and many other odds and ends. From homework assignments to painting, and eventually blogging, my mood board always provided a quick dose of inspiration in a glance. As I got older, I became much more conscientious of the board's overall aesthetic and meticulous of the memorabilia taking up precious real estate. While my parent's no longer live in my childhood home, my mood board still hangs over my desk in their new home, unchanged from my high school days like a time capsule of my childhood. 

Naturally, an inspiration board became essential throughout my years of college as I found the bare bone design of a dorm room dreary and boring without pops of color and inspiration. And now in my first "adult" home in my tiny shoebox New York apartment, I've carefully curated a mood board that feeds me inspiration and showcases my evolving taste in design/aesthetics and the many things I love. I hope you find inspiration in it too.

Instagram Snapshots from Los Angeles to England, and the Alps

Postcards of Van Gogh's Starry Night currently on display at the MOMA, a bunny-fied Van Gogh Self Portrait from Duck & Bunny in Providence, and my favorite Gainsborough portrait as seen at the National Gallery in London

Chinoiserie + Ikat + Brocade Obsession? Check, check, check!

Odds and Ends from my favorite NY spots: Cafe Medi | Le Cou Cou | The Met | Maman | Book Culture | Strand Bookstore

Fabric scraps and Italian ceramic buttons DIY-ed to push pins from MOOD

Nautical & Navy addiction? Present. 

Vintage scarf turned bow from mom

Vintage stamps from Paris and a polaroid from 

My college fraternity pin and a senior year
sailing snapshot

DIY Matisse cut outs and watercolor oyster



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