Hello! Are you ready to welcome fall? I am still struggling with the thought that summer of 2013 is gone (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) . Goodbye summer! It was great having you here, but now it is time to embrace new moods and feelings. It is time to get cozy and cuddly. I am slowly seeing some changes in the landscape: from leaves turning to rich red, yellow and browns, acorns falling on the forest pathways down, shorter days and the growing need to stay inside and light a candle. I was even quite surprised that I subconsciously prepared a very autumn-like mood board for the second DIY mood board challenge by Claudia from DesignClaud.
This month Claudia suggested to create mood board and color palette based on a picture of food! And when I think food, I think…deserts! On my recent trip to Paris, I had many opportunities to photograph some delicious, mouth-watering patisseries (there is definitely no shortage of those in the City of Lights!). So this time I had no problems with choosing the right picture, which would set the color scheme for the mood board. I photographed this raspberry tart in a pastry shop Le petit Mozart, which was located in Auteuil, a very beautiful part of Paris with many Art Nouveau buildings. Delicious, both the pastry and the beautiful architecture!
Look at the color scheme that I created based on the picture of the raspberry tart! These are the rich colors of autumn, don’t you think? When I saw the color palette, I knew instantly that the mood board should be themed around warmth and coziness. Take a pillow and a blanket, light a candle, relax on the sofa next to a fireplace and enjoy the beautiful bouquet, surround by rich burgundy and brown hues. Don’t you feel ready for fall? By the way, burgundy is a very trendy color right now, if you want to know about this trend, take a look at the recent post on Decor8 blog, where Gudy Herder from Eclectic Trends does a great round up of trends she recently spotted at Maison et Objet.
If you are interested in taking part in Claudia’s link party, check out her website for more details. It was my second time taking part in this fun and creative exercise (you can check out my first mood board here), and I can assure you: you can get addicted to creating mood boards!