Long before “pin” was a verb, the editors of Martha Stewart Living have been creating inspiration boards. There’s a new board for every story, and for some editors, making these collages has become a form of creative expression. “I love doing inspiration boards,” says style director Ayesha Patel. “They’re freeing, in a way, because you really can put up what you want, no strings attached, to create a mood or a vibe, a sketch.”
Ayesha says her inspiration boards are always a work in progress. “They’re very spontaneous. I don’t put a lot of thought into it, and that’s the part that I really like. Things naturally fall into a place that looks good, feels good.”
We were intrigued, so we asked Ayesha and other Living editors to create boards showing us what is inspiring them right now.