Mood Board Monday: Spring Garden Design

Last week I created a Mood Board to illustrate how to use online creators to pull together all of your ideas for a new decorating project. Interior designers use Mood Boards all the time when working with new clients to understand their style and to really get a feel for the type of look they will connect with. At Olioboards (which I am becoming addicted to by the way!) you can piece together your ‘look’ using a drag and drop technique from hundreds of suggestions for interiors and accessories.

With this gorgeous weather we have been graced with over the last week I’ve been inspired by Garden Design Mood Boards. Now, I’m not a gardener and will never profess to be, but I do like to play around with garden layout and design. I love the idea of an outdoor living space, with interesting pockets throughout the garden to discover and explore. I love certain types of architectural plants (when I kill them I replace them) and I love texture and differing materials. What I love most though is the space to relax and kick back at the end of the day, preferably with a large glass of something sparkling, and to drink in the late day summer sun. Usually I need ear plugs to drown out the noise of the children on the trampoline of course!

And so here’s what I’ve found on Olioboards this week. My favourite garden retreats, idyllic spaces and outdoor living. All lovely in their own way. What do you think?

I love the idea of this outside my patio doors (if I had some) and I particularly love the canopied sofa. Natural materials and colours would blend beautifully into the outdoor space.

It’s cool, sleek and funky. Loving the flash of colour with the red chairs. And I can imagine the view is fabulous. I’m also thinking that this deck would be child free?! A great place to enjoy a cocktail after a hard day at the office, taking in the views and the sunshine.

And finally, it’s all about the plants. As I said, I’m not a gardener and I don’t have green fingers but I do like the combination of colours in this selection and I can see them working well with a variety of gravel and stones.  If only we had the mediterranean weather to go with them.

So what about you? Do you connect with one of these mood boards or do you have a different garden scheme in mind? If you want to create your own Mood Board at Olioboards and send it to me I’ll feature it on the blog. And you never know, it could inspire your next home design project.

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