Sometimes I feel a little lost, this is when I try very hard to not feel guilty for stopping for a while.  Putting the phone down and turning it off, not going near the laptop and to tell myself it doesn’t matter that I’ve stepped away from the technology for a moment.   I get a bit frustrated with myself that I can’t muster good ideas or create good images for instagram but I also get a bit scared that what if it never comes back; what if I’ve peaked.

I do try very hard to be mindful, working through some of the knots I’ve got my head into, I spend a lot of time reading indulging in my favourite magazines and interior books hoping that a spark will appear.   Taking time away from the screens is good but I do let myself browse through Pinterest, a happy place where colour and images bring moments of joy.  Putting together mood boards that reflect what I’m seeing and feeling helps too.

So today this post features some of these boards; calming images in colour palettes that I find inspiring at the moment helping me to work through my anxieties a little and hopefully a little spark will be reignited once more.

  •  All images from here

Holiday Moodboards

While I’m away I thought I’d fill a page with beautiful inspiration that I have collated over the months.  A happy moment that I get great pleasure from putting colour and form together to make cohesive mood boards that bring joy.

These boards have a summer vibe from perfect natural sunkissed tones to a refreshing hint of lush green. Summer frocks, al fresco dining, shadows, holiday home inspiration.  All conjuring up time away relaxing, unwinding just being in that moment.  Thank you Summer you are worth waiting for.

Whether you are on holiday yourself or planning to go, take time out to enjoy each precious moment.  Have a lovely weekend everyone.





Perfect Pastel Musings

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I’m having a little break of sorts as it’s the Easter holidays and everyone needs a bit of down time right?

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I love creating colour inspired mood boards, you really see the seasons in the them as I put together one every Friday, my musings as I like to call them.   Inspirational pieces from flowers, interiors, furniture, fashion all in a similar hue.   Going back through the archive makes me smile and also gives me the belief that I am good at what I do on those days when self doubt decides to hang around.

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So I hope you enjoy these pastel inspired collages as much as I did putting them together.


Moodboard Musings

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I love moodboards, creating colour palettes putting images together that just work.  Every Friday I put a moodboard together collaging beautiful things that have caught my wandering eye that week.

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All images via my Tea with Ruby

They just flow don’t you think?




Workspace Heaven


I truly am a sit at the kitchen table kind of gal but I do have nick nacks around me that make it all the more pleasant and the coffee pot is close to hand.   I find nothing more depressing than utilitarian standard corporate office furniture all beige, boring and rather ugly.  Being inventive with your home workspace is key, if you have the luxury of a whole room dedicated to daily business lucky you, if not get creative.   Bring your personality into the space and make it yours, it’s amazing what you can achieve with a little imagination.

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If you have space along a wall be it the living room, hall, kitchen or spare bedroom you can create a well styled station that when not in use looks pleasing to the eye.

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To have a desk under a window is quite a luxury, having natural daylight and a beautiful view when you are deep in thought is a lovely bonus and also fabulous if you are crafting.  Natural light far out ways straining ones eyes under the glow of your desk lamp.

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To have a dedicated space is sheer luxury, a shed, garden house or home office a stroll away down the garden path truly makes you feel like you are going to work and once finished close the door and switch off.   You can have so much fun with transforming this space into your own sanctuary. Regardless of how you decorate be it full of colour or muted tones everything will have it’s place, no need for tidying away at the end of the day.

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Just have fun with your chosen workspace area, some may prefer the pared back look, everything hidden away a minimalist.  Others will love having their ideas and thoughts shown through moodboards above the desk that change with each project that is being worked on helping with those creative moments.

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Some may be studious and prefer books covering every surface, decorated in deeper shades creating the feel of a gentlemen’s club or library with everything still at hand.  The contrast to this is light and airy using shades of white pale, painted wooden furniture, wire work accessories, a pale calming space to while away the hours.