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How to create a tone-on-tone mood board? The Green Series

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This is for now the last and third edition I have produced to date of the tone-on-tone mood board series after covering The Blue and Violet Series. Taking into account how significant Green is as a color, philosophy/lifestyle and ever evolving trend, the last mood board is entirely dedicated to Green.   All mood board images taken by Ampi Aristu The power of Green is proven through our inherent …

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How do IKEA, Vitra or Carl Hansen&Son use mood boards?

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This is probably the year I have spotted more mood boards at a trade show than at previous editions. What triggers me most is always how brands use mood boards. They can be introduced as inspiration panels to add some texture and attention to the room or, and that would be my recommendation, they are used in a more strategic …

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Color Inspiration No.19: Lavender, Geranium, Verdi Gris, Forest, Jam

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The combination of Lavender, Geranium, Verdi Gris, Forest and Jam result in today's Color Inspiration No.19. Off Black Magazine | Beppe Brancato | Elinor Portnoy | Aisha Zeijpveld Whenever you want to work with lavender images, you will need to spend some time researching. It's much easier to rely on violet and purple inspired shots than finding the pastel shade. Lavender is a color …

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70s Motel Interior Style via Wallpaper

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A little while ago, Wallpaper went for a different proposal for their interiors spreads, taking into account the trending 70s vibe and set-up several rooms to realise the Wallpaper* motel. Inspired by a middle American concept, the team shopped around going for pieces that would convincingly convey the mood of a stylish mid-century motel. The color palette reminds me very much of …

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The Scandinavian Home – Win the book!

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The Scandinavian Design is famous for its distinctive style and so is My Scandinavian Home, the renown interior design blog run by Niki Brantmark who was inspired by her move to Sweden from London over then years ago. Niki has recently launched her second book The Scandinavian Home and since I was fortunate enough to meet her in real life a year …

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6 Examples and 4 tips on how to flat lay and tell a story

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Italian brand Porro has put together a wide array of materials and accessories to evoke different moods. The idea was to represent  different user interiors and tastes ranging from Revisited Neoclassical Style to New York loft. I get often asked in the moodboard masterclass how different a flat lay from a mood board is and how to flat lay. You can see …

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