a.k.a. “my next art installment” 

I’ve got a photo shoot in a couple weeks for a new daily online magazine (yay!), so I’m scrambling this weekend and next to get a few projects done around the house. One is to get a pinboard up above my desk in my studio. I’m thinking large and in charge, which means it’s gonna take a lot of time to put it together — using what I have saved already, and looking for additions to fill in the blanks…

I realize that a pinboard is technically supposed to be random, collected-over-time inspiration, yet it seems like we often treat it like a major work of wall art! (At least I do!) So for inspiration for my inspiration board, I’m looking at these fab examples:


High coverage. Density. Overall color scheme. Variety of media. Variety of scale. Appearance of expansion. Got it. 

 Don’t let them fool you — these things don’t make themselves. ;o)

Oh, and progress on my daughter’s room: ordered her window seat pillows in the elephant John Robshaw print, and I’m picking up a vintage wicker headboard tomorrow!


Images: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7


  • September 7, 2012 Reply

    dayka robinson designs

    great roundup…love the boards that are really full, too.

  • September 7, 2012 Reply


    I would love a floor to ceiling one of these!

  • September 7, 2012 Reply


    These are great examples! You are right they are like works of art! Maybe when you make yours you can give us regular folk a tutorial so it is not so overwhelming?
    Love your blog!

  • September 7, 2012 Reply

    Naomi (Design Manifest)

    I want one!!! Ugg my office is such an embarrassing mess. The opposite of inspired.

  • September 7, 2012 Reply

    Brynn {chartreuse & a twist}

    I love, love, love inboards!!! I have one hanging above my desk that is ever evolving…currently it is mostly post wedding remnants…go figure ;) I am really drawn toward that first photo…gorgeous :) Happy weekend! XO brynn

  • September 7, 2012 Reply


    I love these – especially the second one with antlers. I want to fill the entire wall in my sister’s playroom like this, but it is a huge wall! It will definitely take years…
    Oh, your FAMOUS Tom Ford book/side table/peony pic is on today…
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  • September 7, 2012 Reply


    I love all of these!! Ok I have an idea….to help you we, your followers, can send a few things we think you might like to add to your board?? if its a magazine ad, or a post card…..since you have a few weeks that could be helpful to you and you might be surprised at what you get in the mail! OMG I’m so excited :) If you are interested email me your address and I would be happy to send a few paper beauties

  • September 7, 2012 Reply


    I love pin boards. I had the best one in my old room at my parents house and before I moved out I took it down. I was amazing to see the layers that I had added and how taking it down had so many memories piled behind the front photos. It had been a work in progress for a few years and I restarted it at my own place. Will be fun to watch it transform as well! Good luck:) I’m a big fan of #6

  • September 7, 2012 Reply

    Irene Gianos

    Love all of these! Makes me want to create a pinboard for my office. A REAL and LITERAL old fashioned pinboard. :)

  • September 8, 2012 Reply

    Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    I LOVE these! I plan to do this in my new office next month!!!

  • September 9, 2012 Reply

    Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely}

    I love all of these Erika! Random inspiration often produces the most artistic creations, so can’t wait to see what you come up with! xx

  • September 10, 2012 Reply

    Mae Badiyan

    This made me so happy! I love inspiration boards! And those pictures are beautiful
    congrats on your feature in the magazine, can’t wait to see it! xx

  • September 10, 2012 Reply

    Lonely Wife Project

    Another shoot?!! Can’t wait to see it.

  • September 11, 2012 Reply

    Theresa / inspirationCOOP

    Gosh, looking at these inspiration boards gave me inspiration. :) Creating a killer inspiration board is quite the undertaking, but the process is so fun. Good luck! Can’t wait to see your future feature.

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