Emerald Isle

By Chanel Dror
Ireland-inspired Mood Board

Ireland-inspired Mood Board

I’ve never been to Ireland, but it’s high up there on my dying-to-go-there list. And even though this time of year, mention of Ireland elicits thoughts of four leaf clovers and leprechauns, I’ve got my sites set on seaside cliffs with lush landscapes, awe-inspiring castles and quaint Dublin pubs. So rather than choosing a less-than-subtle St. Patrick’s Day green to inspire today’s mood board, I went with a combination of rich emerald and pine, mimicking the gorgeous countryside. Add in rusted orange accents inspired by centuries old brick buildings, and suddenly the colors of the Irish flag take on an infinitely more romantic interpretation. Hope today’s inspiration gets you in the mood for spring and summer travel, and we’d love to hear what you all have planned for St. Patrick’s day!

Image sources: the library at Castle de la Poer photographed by James Fennel via Gottfried Helnwein; sheep photographed by Alexander Spatari for Condé Nast Traveler; woman holding handbag via Glam Bistro (original source unknown); Breads shop photographed by JeaninNL; Dubliners book cover from Lost at E Minor; “In the Pub” photographed by Liam Blake via National Geographic; cliffs of Carrick Island photographed by Alexander Spatari for Condé Nast Traveler; Dita Von Teese from Vogue March 2006 via Helnwein; O’Neill pub photographed by Thomas Mulchi