Casual moodboard featuring photography art of blue Mediterranean Sea holly

Mediterranean Sea Holly Blue Nature Themed Mood Board

Mediterranean Sea Holly Blue Mood Board

Blue is such a calming and non-threatening color.   However, when found on this Mediterranean Sea Holly, it begs the question if it’s really non-threatening.   The spikes or thorns of the flower seem to be more thistle-like and ready to attach whatever is about to touch it.   The center of the flower, however, is the focal point of the art.   The details here make you forget that there are the little thorns on the petals.

blue mediterranean sea holly thistle flower photo art by Lisa Blount

Lily Pad Water Drops – such a fun piece to sit around or can be done larger and hang it on a wall.

Lilly lily pad water drop green blue bright color fine art photography home office wall decor

Anything blue is always my favorite “go to” piece.   If there’s blue (or purple), chances are I’m going to love it.    That is the case with this piece as well – titled appropriately, BLUE DYNAMITE captivates even the smallest art critic.  This art draws you in to where you aren’t sure whether to keep staring at it - or if you can dare to blink.  This art truly brings nature and beauty…. INSIDE!

A side piece to that is the Lily Pad Water Drops – such a fun piece to sit around – round lily pad, round water drops, all on a square piece of art.

Blue Mood Board 

Best Mood board with Blue Dynamite sea holly flower art and lily pad art


Using ART to enhance the beauty of your room or your surroundings – always makes me happy!   I like to use ART to remind me of an event, a trip, a vacation, a memory, or just for the beauty!   Investing in those memories now will keep them alive and can be positive reminders of the beauty all around us. 


As a fine art photographer, I have seen clients struggle with where to place pieces of art.  Clients love the piece of art, but they just aren’t sure how to incorporate it with their furniture, or how it could fit in a room or what decor could coordinate.  Those questions and challenges led me to creating mood boards with groupings of furniture items to pair along with my ART.   They have been a huge success so far, and I hope that you enjoy them as well.   Allowing visualization of ART and furniture together may help you make some decisions faster or even challenge you to think differently about what selections you do make. 

 Now .... let's get started on that blue mood board!   

5 Steps to build your Mood Board

1.  Select your room

Decide which piece(s) of art will be the focal point or inspiration point for the room/building.    

For this mood board, I selected a casual area – such as a small waiting room, or small home office.  I feel like this is such a versatile piece of ART – that it could go just about anywhere. Home, office, classroom, kitchen, bathroom …. You name it, it could enhance the room.      

2.  Select your focal point

Decide which piece(s) of art will be the focal point or inspiration point for the room.  

Blue Dynamite - Featured art.   

This art is available in either TruLife Acrylic or High Gloss Chromaluxe Metal. 

The TruLife Acrylic is non-reflective/non-glare, it appears as though you’re looking through a window at the picture, and is a little more modern and contemporary.

The Chromaluxe Metal is a glossier, does reflect light but is cheaper.   You can’t go wrong with either one - it just depends on what your preference, style and budget can afford.   

Lily Pad Water Drops is a fun accent piece for sitting on a table or shelf.  

It is currently pictured as a 1 inch thick crystal polished acrylic block that is available in sizes 6x6 and 8x8.  

Larger sizes of this ART are available as well.

Don’t worry about the size of the art just yet!   Most of my pieces can be custom sized - so just focus on the LOOK that you want right now. 


A little bit about the ART:

Blue Dynamite:  This blue Mediterranean Sea Holly flower was found on Mackinac Island, Michigan.   I saw it from several yards away and I knew it needed captured and frozen in time.   Perhaps …. Just …. Somewhere in time.

Lily Pad Water Drops:   This fun shot was captured on Bear Lake outside of Seward, Alaska.  As we were heading out on the first leg of our canoe ride around the like, I spotted this floating lily pad.    I nearly dumped us trying to get the shot ….. so it’s definitely a memorable picture for me!


3.  Build a Theme  - I chose... calming

My theme for this mood board was more about calming.   Not necessarily relaxing – as in snuggle in with a good book, but more of a welcome, make yourself comfortable look and feel.   The blues bring in the calming, yet they add interest which makes you feel like you can move around in the room and not have to sit in one spot on the couch.  

 mediterranean blue sea holly fine art hanging on wall in bedroom

4.  Create a Mood Board

Visualize the items together.   I do this by creating a mood board.   I am such a visualization person.   I didn’t realize it until a few years ago when someone pointed out that I’m always drawing pictures to help people understand what I’m saying.   I laughed – especially when they pointed out that I also use all colors of PENS to do that.   Oh well – I say, use whatever works for you!    I will save you from looking at one of my drawings, though, and just show pictures!  :)

Use YOUR creativity - this is just one example of how this ART could enhance a room.  There are so many – especially with this piece.    In fact, this piece also comes in ceramic tiles (for the kitchen backspash) a stand-up metal art on an acrylic stand, and square acrylic blocks - to sit around on a shelf or table. 

I also find it’s fun to start WAY OUT THERE on a crazy idea.   You can always reel yourself back in.  

 Blue sea holly flower displayed on wall over office desk

5.  Tweak it until you're happy with it!

Not everyone’s style is the same - so incorporate YOU into it.   That will ensure that you love it!      

The goal here is to LOVE what’s on your mood board.  Be happy with it. 


Most Important Step.... Start Shopping!

Below are the items that I selected to go with this ART / mood board.   The resources are below, or feel free to be creative for your style.   Either way - find something that YOU will LOVE!   Afterall, it is your home or office!    

Blue Dynamite fine art.

Lily Pad Water Drops fine art. This piece is a square acrylic block used as an accent piece.    It is also available in larger sizes.

Dekalb Gray Leather 85 inch Sofa – it is a clean-cut couch which would be great in a waiting room or office area.  

A Mid-century mini console - wooden table – which could be used under the art, behind the couch in a waiting area, or just against another wall with an additional piece of art above it.

I have also used a few color pops as accents.     Lovely blue pillows, white pots – which could hold small plants or flowers or just be empty, and a lamp to add some ambience to the room.

Last, but not least …. a plant.   I notice that I add a plant in every one of my mood boards so far.   I just feel that a plant is an inviting, welcoming addition to a room.    Hopefully if you pick a live plant – you are a better gardener than I am.   I spend a lot of time picking up dead leaves … but I love the fresh greenery so much that I don’t mind doing that.   Once again – adding to the idea of bringing nature inside.

Hope you enjoyed tips on how I created my mood board.   Now it’s your turn!   Go find some art, focal point, for your room, and search for whatever makes you happy.   Be bold. Be beautiful.  Be YOU!   

Happy creating!


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acrylic block mediterranean blue sea thistle holly flower home decor photography


Not ready for a big bold statement on the wall just yet?   This art also comes in acrylic blocks.  They are small pieces of art (6x6, 8x8) that you can lay flat or sit on a shelf, mantle or table.   Place it wherever you need a pop of color or relaxation or a statement piece … you can place an acrylic block.  Acrylic Blocks





Lisa Blount Fine Art Photographer

A little bit about me:  I love taking pictures!   It started at a very young age and has stuck with me my whole life.  I have used my pictures to capture memories and moments that later allow you to reflect.  I never considered moving forward and creating art until several challenging events happened which allowed me to rethink my priorities.  I then had the opportunity to collaborate with a designer and had SO MUCH FUN!!   Now I’m here to share some of that fun with you - and help you add some beautiful art to your world!

To find other pieces of art, please check out my website


(Please note:  I am not affiliated with or promoting any of the furniture or accessories - only my art.   I will give you links to where I found the items, but it’s only for reference - as I simply found pieces that I liked that I felt could enhance the art when grouped with it.)

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