Life has felt a bit crazy lately. You figure things will calm down and life will simplify a bit after the holiday madness but somehow that hasn’t seemed to happen. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, I mean, I’m one of those people that feels most productive when there are a million things on my to-do list but sometimes you feel like you just need a breather. This, my friends, is one of those times.

So, since my idea of downtime is flipping through design books, creating concept boards and furiously pinning away, I thought it would be a good time to whip out one of my Inspirational Mood Boards. It’s been a while so I hope you don’t mind…

inspirational mood board

Sofa | Armoire | Coffee Table | Jute Rug | Black & White RugPlus Side Table | Table Lamp | Leather Chair | White Curtains

This client is a real lady. When I say “lady” I mean like, she owns a shop of some sort, probably one selling handmade textiles or chemical free luxury soaps, has an organic vegetable garden in her backyard, and always has fresh cut flowers in the house. The kind of lady we all want to be “when we grow up,” who has it all together, and puts the rest of us to shame, but is still totally approachable and genuinely sweet. She can even wear white all day long without getting a single stain and you still don’t hate her for it because she said she liked your shoes and you actually believed her. Because, that exists right?

Her home feels calm and organic but most of all comfortable. She pulls off naturally elegant like nobody’s business and understands the importance of both form and function. Her color palette is completely neutral and she brings in hints of color with fresh natural elements like ferns and flowers. Her house is full of expensive vintage treasures and big box store pieces but you’d never know the difference because she knows exactly what she’s going. Her house feels elegant and luxurious but also lived in and layered enough to curl up on the couch and take a nap.

Oh, and shes pretty. I take back what I said before. Now, I hate her.

Check out some more Inspirational Mood Boards here, here, and here.

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