I am so happy to have the holidays right around the corner– this has been a long year, and I think we’re all due some festivity. This also means it’s time for my 2016 holiday mood board! Just like last year, I went through all of my art and craft supplies and pulled together an assortment of materials I’ll use and be inspired by for all of my wrapping and decor this season.
This year’s palette is a little less moody than last year’s. I’m primarily looking at cream, soft pink, gold, navy and silver. Gifts should feel fun and celebratory, so I took a step back and edited accordingly.
Recently, I bought this velvet ribbon from Anthropologie. It makes me SO happy. I’ll probably never use it up, just so that I can admire it forever. Alex’s mom gave me the handmade booklet, which I’ve continuously referred to for inspiration. Its colors have had a small-but-mighty influence on my aesthetic this season.
My incredibly talented mother actually made the ceramic ring dish on the left. I snagged the gold wire basket on the right at Anthropologie, and have been using it for kitchen produce. The gold accents on both of these pieces make me smile every day.
Including small, meaningful pieces from my home gives the whole process and project some weight. Just like everything I create, family tends to play a part 🙂
You’ve probably seen this handmade Japanese paper on CreativeStay before; perhaps even in last year’s holiday mood board. It still makes my world go ’round. I’ve always been loyal to that small paper shop in Berkeley, but now that I’ve moved across the country, have been looking into other options. SHARE Studios caught my eye a while back, and I actually purchased two of her handmade lamps a little over a year ago. I’ll probably invest in a few of her handmade papers soon– the feather blend makes me swoon.
I don’t know if it’s the California girl in me, but sea shells always find their way into my work. These fragile beauties are from the CA coastline and have stayed intact through all three of my moves this past year.