A whimsical mood board for the senses

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The romantic in me loves to add a whimsical edge to my designs as it  enables me to spin a magical and mystical twist to things. This really does excite the senses and creates real drama and feeling to a space. There’s also nothing like a touch of playfulness to keep things relaxed and cheerful.

wit & whimsy mood board

The concept

For this board I have chosen a whimsical but edgy female image, which oozes glamour and mystic in equal measures. I have then added one of Joel Robison’s wonderful and amusing conceptual portraiture images as a witty element to this board. And I couldn’t resist the allure of this Daydreamer candle description…

“A sweet and comforting scent to get lost in. This warming, toasted coconut scented 100% soy wax candle is a dream for the sweet hearted and vanilla loving amongst you. A cosy fragrance to bring a little tropical whimsy to your home, night or day”

So made to measure for this mood board!

Wit & Whimsy Mood board, by Jane Ashton

The Colours

A smoky blend of blue and green gives way to a mystical teal, which when teamed with rich mulberry and gold creates a decadent and heady mix.

Wit & Whimsy Mood Board by Jane Ashton

Wit & Whimsy mood board, the colours
Wit & Whimsy mood board, the textures

Textures & acoutrements

The starting point for this scheme was this rich and mischievious wallpaper by Blackpop, one of my favourite wallpaper and fabric design companies. This one is ‘Henry’ from the range inspired by the National Portrait Gallery ‘The Tudor collection – Deconstructed’ I love their edgy take on historical portraits of the past.

I can see this scheme working really well in a formal dining room dripping with a cut glass chandelier and some quirky accessories like this faux taxidermy gold unicorn head from Audenza 

Wit & Whimsy Mood board by Jane Ashton

I hope you love this board as much as I do and it has fired your imagination. I would really encourage you to add some theatre to your world, after all…

“What’s life without whimsy?”
― Dr Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory


Whimsical wishes,

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