Studio Scenes | Rusty Cool Moodboard


Who doesn’t love a good moodboard? Here in the studio we rely on mood boarding to keep our work and aesthetic fresh, current and consistent. When we moved into the studio over a year ago, one of the first projects we undertook was making a giant moodboard so we could visually express our ideas and it’s become a favourite element of the studio for all of us, is a conversation starter with our clients and makes for a bit of fun each time we change things up! We thought we’d drop in today to share our most recent inspiration board with you today.

The moodboard above was our first and gosh, was it fun putting it together. You can see more of it (and the rest of the studio) HERE. We had ideas and inspiration coming from everywhere having just merged to form Avenue Design Studio and it was so gratifying putting all of it together to create a central style board that we felt was a representation of where we were taking Avenue together. Fast forward many months, several projects, and even more inspiration and it was time for a change. Here’s what our team came up with for fall/winter, which we will be changing up again soon with the change of season. Before we do, we felt it was worth documenting our rusty cool moodboard and sharing with you. Take a peek!

For the last few months we’ve been feeling rusty red tones, earthy browns, fresh whites and mossy greens. With the long and bitter winter we are just now emerging from, this moodboard draws a beautiful balance between a frosty coolness tones and warm, rich tones and textures.

If you look closely you can spot the very first sketches of the dining room cabinetry we designed for our Miami interior design project, as well as the first concept boards from our Kralingen project. We love the little wood and leather push pins from our friends at Design Studio Nu, they add such a beautiful detail to our boards. The background of the board we painted in Little Greene’s ‘Grey Moss’, which has been a favourite hue of ours for a long time. It’s a greyed out right green that works with pretty much anything we pin onto it.

What do you think? We have drawn endless inspiration from this board each and every day for months and feel a little sad as we close this visual chapter of our lives. If you like, we can make our rotating moodboard a series and share with you our inspiration each time we change it up. Let us know!

Have a wonderful weekend. It’s been busy busy busy here and we are looking forward to the first warm day here after such a long winter! We will be back next week to share with you the Project H kitchen.

H & H

|| Photography: The first image of Holly and Hedda by Hanke Arkenbout, all the rest by Avenue Design Studio.

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