UPDATE – Nov 9th, 2012
I am so thrilled! Not only did Holly Becker pin my board to her Pinterest board here, but she also included it on a post on Decor8 with other boards realized that caught her eye. You can read the entire article here. Thank you!
I am currently taking the Blogging Your Way Bootcamp class offered by Holly Becker of Decor8. One of our assignments was to create a mood board to capture the essence of what we wanted our blog to look and feel like. It was a great exercise but at this point not a too difficult one.
You see, this would have been great to do when I started my website/blog in 2010. At the time I knew what I wanted to share but I had little to no ideas on how I wanted it to look. I knew what I didn’t like and the type of design I was attracted to, but nailing it down was another matter altogether. I spent a LOT of time surfing the web, exploring other sites that were built with the same template as mine and fiddling around. I tried out fonts, colors, changed my background images twice a week, and had many different versions of my logo. I tweaked and tweaked realizing that I was procrastinating quite a bit, spending more time on formatting than on providing content.
Over time though, I was able to narrow down what I liked and how I wanted my blog to look. Since I feature many colorful photographies of interiors it was important for me to have a neutral background that would allow those pictures to stand out for themselves. My site had also to include my signature color: emerald green. Although working with color is what I do best, I did realize that this was not the easiest color to work with and that things had to be kept simple, so the design wouldn’t become to loud.
Today my blog looks like I want it to look. Although I still tweak here and there on an occasional basis, I have learned that being over perfectionist is just unproductive. So here is the mood board I submitted to the BYW Flickr group as my assignment.
I’d love to hear your feedback on my blog design. Do you like it? Is it easy to navigate? Would you suggest something to improve it? I can’t wait to hear your comments!
Have a lovely day!