I’ve been knee deep in the One Room Challenge, among other projects (more on those soon), and I got behind in my monthly mood board series. Better late than never. It’s November, so of course I had to dream up a pretty tablescape to inspire your Thanksgiving celebration. I love the soft colors of this dreamy mood board, it feels so earthy and natural with subtle hints of traditional fall elements in the dried flowers and greenery. I wish I had a dinning table set up and ready to style with this lovely scene.
Welcome October, time to usher in the start of the holiday season. I have an INSANE and exciting month coming up here. I am doing my first ever bridal show, the Beer Hop Bridal Show on October 28th, so I have some prep happening for that. The One Room Challenge starts on Wednesday, when I will show you the scary before I’m working with on my mom’s kitchen, and I’m helping my friend Miranda of Thoughtfully Thrifted style a fabulous dinner party. That’s where the mood board comes in. The party will be on November 3, if you would like an invite, find @thoughtfullythrifted on insta and shoot her a DM. We are two newbies to West Michigan trying to cultivate relationships. As I mentioned, I have the honor of styling said party, which is truly an honor, because Miranda is a woman with amazing taste, I am thrilled she is trusting me to make it look fabulous! The vibe for the dinner party will be moody and slightly rustic. Since “thrifting” is in the name, I intend to shop my local thrift stores for pretty pottery dish ware, brass candlesticks and wood elements to create a cohesive moody look.
I kind of got off the mood board train, or at least I haven't been posting them here, but I have still been creating on the regular, since I use one for just about every project I tackle. I decided, instead of weekly as I once did I plan to share a new mood board to begin the month. Today ushers in my favorite month, September. This mood board is for a cozy September wedding that is feminine, slightly rustic and a hint of fall, just like the September air. I picture this wedding in a modern barn, on an orchard or vineyard. The colors would be inspired by fall, with a feminine bend. Florals would full of texture and hints of lace add just the right amount of vintage vibes. The night would include a bonfire with blankets to cozy up under.
Most of the mood boards I share here, actually, most of the mood boards I make, in general, are for weddings and parties, this little beauty is for a project I have living in my head. It's been a while since I've really made something and this idea is big, I don't know where I'll it will live and there is a lot of experimenting to be done, but the nearly spring are has me inspired! Hope you have a wonderful and productive week.
When you think of a black and white wedding, do you picture an event on the stuffy side? I do. I picture black tie, glam, gold, etc. I wanted to take that classic color palette and mix it up. Black and white can be relaxed, friendly and inviting. Black and white can be combined with casual greens and even with bohemian elements like checkered dance floor in the middle of the desert. What do you see when you picture a black and white wedding?
I've been focusing my mood boards on weddings and parties, but today I decided to mix it up and dream up the most beautiful, big, open kitchen. I imagine white and wood tones, marble back splashes and tiny touches of metallic. Leather accents bring some masculinity to the clean, white canvas. Waterfall countertops and architectural details make for a stunning and modern space. Natural feeling pottery dishweare and greenery add earth, texture and color to make a fully styled, homey kitchen.
Fall is my favorite season, but the "traditional" fall color palette leaves something to be desired in my book, especially when it comes to weddings. There are plenty of ways to bring in a prettier, more feminine palette and still add in touches of the season. Here the blush mixes beautifully with the earthier rose color as well as the deeper purples. I love how the natural cotton and wood textures make it feel a little cozier and more seasonal with out screaming fall. And of course some white pumpkins are a touch I always love.
Hello October! So excited about this month of haunting and halloween festivities! As much as we stand for bright and airy and colorful, we love a moody event that showcases black. While it's an everyday color, it's rare to see brides embrace the darkness, but then October comes along and we get to play with some fresh, dark tones.