Summer 2017 Inspiration Board

May 05, 2017

At the beginning of each season (and by that, I actually mean months in advance of each season), I start dreaming about what gifts to create. Every season has such a distinct personality and appeal, not to mention different events, needs, and gifting opportunities. 

One of the most important activities I do is create an inspiration board that captures what's inspiring me that season. This collection of images eventually informs the decisions and designs for the season. I pull images that appeal to me and my clients, and create a cohesive vision for each season. I'm currently finishing up autumn's inspo board, today, which made me want to share part of this process with you guys.

And, I'm such a word person, that I usually come up with a few key words or phrases to go along with the mood board. For summer 2017, our key phrases are:

fresh, indulgent, natural, clean

This is also very similar to the proposal boards I create for clients when we're working on a custom gift(s). Those boards, though, show the direct translation / correlation of the inspiration to the gift.

Do you enjoy seeing the behind the scenes details like this? Let me know in the comments below!

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