Finding Inspiration

Sunday, July 26, 2009 | Category: Art, Design Inspiration


I have this thing for design boards.  Must have started from back in the days of design school.  I found it to be the most creative part in putting a presentation together:  flipping thru magazines for pictures, cutting up tear sheets, finding great fabric swatches, paint chips, etc.  So much fun!  (Then came the dreaded presentation – even though I hated getting up in front of the class – I loved seeing my classmates design boards and listening to them explain the thought process.) Still today, I am, of course, pulling together boards for each and every one of my projects.  No longer in design school so the opportunity to view other design boards isn’t as convenient, but FlickR has a group dedicated especially to inspiration boards.  Call it what you will:  inspiration boards, concept boards, mood boards, design boards – many creative people in all aspects of design feature their inspirations in some sort of format.


This board is by bubbo-tubbo for Decor8.


Mood board by Daily Inspiration.


By Petrified in Pink.


By mel829.


By Acorn Tree.


By Paulabirdy.


By kelly_rose.

I couldn’t feature all the many boards here so if you are ever looking to find inspiration, check out FlickR!

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7 Comments to 'Finding Inspiration'

Penny 26 Jul 09 at 7:04 pm

Okay, Jill! I loved all the boards. Thanks for sharing. My favorite is by Kelly Rose!

Probable because earlier this year I had a similar concept that I executed at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in Charlotte, NC. I used the same image of Audrey Hepburn in a print with a European vintage frame painted ORANGE! My space was for a tween celebrating the glamorous era of old Hollywood.

Another great post!

Gina 26 Jul 09 at 7:41 pm

Your blog is AMAZING. I love all of the inspiration and information you provide. As a young designer just starting out.. I must say you girls are truly an inspiration!

<3 Gina

Jenny Froh 27 Jul 09 at 4:57 pm

These are all gorgeous design boards!!!
ps… love your blog! Very inspiring!

Michelle 29 Jul 09 at 5:22 pm

I LOVE making design boards. I think it’s my favorite part of my design projects.

Donna, The Decorated House 01 Aug 09 at 1:35 pm

What a fun post! I loved making my design boards, but I actually also loved presenting them.
Even the critiques were usually a lot of fun. Aaaah…good memories.

brucejohnson 15 Sep 09 at 7:33 pm

Hey everyone cool site I am new so look like I have alot to read lol anyway glad I joined.

brucejohnson 16 Sep 09 at 1:28 am

Hi everyone, I’m Ziang I don’t speak that well of english so I am learning and signing in to help forum and maybe learn some good enlish too,,lol

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