6 Tips&Tricks for a well structured Mood Board

Posted By Gudy Herder / June 1, 2016 / 2 Comments

Today I’d like to introduce you to a very well structured mood board that had been submitted during our three-month mood board challenge on at{mine}. On submitting your mood board you could receive a free tips&tricks assessment from my part, and I am happy to share with you today the work of the May winner.

I’ve known Hege Morris for a few years now through the blogging world and I was happy to work with her in a styling challenge a couple of years ago in Copenhagen. We enjoyed the collaboration and the styled images were really fab!

I like her signature style easy to recognize (always a very good thing!), and Hege is definitely one of the nicest blogging ladies out there. Please check out her shop, too.

This is the concept behind her mood board:

6 Tips&Tricks for a very well structured Mood Board-Hege Morris-Eclectic Trends

“For my mood board, it’s my dream bedroom. High ceilings, both feminine and masculine, with memories of travels (we spent a lot of time in China hence the terracotta warrior horse), I also wanted to show a lot of nature and natural materials, I don’t have a lot of samples laying around, so I used more or less what I had. In an ideal world I would have wanted to add some linen fabrics and the merlot velvet fabric for the headboard. The brass is added as I want to add a few small details in brass like a candle holder for example. I wanted the feeling to be luxurious, grown up, uncluttered and spacious.
I really enjoyed creating it and totally agree that it’s good to do something different and creative. I spend far too much time on my laptop and iPhone. ”

Don’t we all? This reflection came up since I am always defending haptic mood boards and encourage to work with our hands instead of coming up with a digital collage.

 And this is the outcome:

A very well structured Mood Board by Hege Morris-Eclectic Trends

These were my comments on her mood board referring to several techniques I teach in my ecourse. I was very happy to hear that Hege had rolled-in shortly before and you can clearly see how many techniques she had afterwards applied.

6 Tips&Tricks for a very well structured Mood Board-Hege Morris-Eclectic Trends

1. Mainly square shapes > consistency, gives a less uncluttered feel and you can easily tell four individual stories here. Each corner comprises a mini board.
2. Working a soft tone-on-tone palette: coherent message, fits very nicely into a bedroom (colors and content are balanced).
3. Perfect election to start with the bedroom pic because that’s what it is all about.
4. Overlapping: it’s a good choice to place the rosary that breaks a bit the flat and square elements, and gives a mystic touch to the story.
5. Dark elements: are displayed at the bottom right. Perfect spot since the weight is at the end and the eye can easily flow throughout the mood board from top left to bottom right.
6. Framing: the mood board carries a white frame allowing the elements to breath which is always a more elegant way of finishing up and matches very well with the overall look&feel.

There is no single add-on from my side or further recommendation. This is just a pretty perfect mood board! Thanks for joining in, Hege! G, x

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  • Michelle du Toit
    June 1, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this post. I would love to see a few examples of where some of the mood boards you share are translated into actual designs, if that is at all possible?

    Kind Regards,

    Michelle

    • Gudy
      June 7, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Michelle, I have sent you an email with a few examples. I hope they were useful. Best, G.

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