True to the Mood(board)

Ever wonder how professional interior designers translate your vision into reality?   You know what you like but you don’t know how to get there or how it will all hang together? We help make your vision a reality by doing research on product that fits your vision and goals, and provide a “mood board”, or collage that captures that vision.   Want to know what that process looks like?   Read on.

During the “Design Research” phase of a project, our design team takes your inspiration images, space functionality and your goals into consideration.   We find the items that will help you meet those goals.  A mood board is created as a visual collage of all proposed elements for a space. We lay out these concept boards in an intuitive manner so the furniture grouping on the page is analogous to the way the elements will be composed in your room. We will create different variations of a mood board to show options for paint colors, furniture pieces, artwork and many other selections. With this mood board, we provide relevant links for learning more about each items we present.

Our decorating consultant, Jillian recently completed a family room project that shows how a room can stay true to the mood board when it becomes a reality. The pictures below tell the rest of the story…

It all starts with a well thought out floorplan. A scaled drawing of how the room can be laid out. This is known as space planning. Here are some of the presented plans from the family room we are showcasing in this post:

                              Plan 1. Proposed Family Room Layout



                             Plan 2. Proposed Family Room Layout


Once the right plan is selected, we can kick off the “Design Research” phase in earnest and a mood board (or a few) are presented.

                               Option 1 of the mood board


                                Option 2 of the mood board


                               Option 3 of the mood board


After the mood board is selected and approved we provide our clients with the sources so that the elements can be purchased as quickly (or slowly) as they choose. We then offer our staging services to help put the room together.

In this case, the client went with option three, adding a few variations of her own choosing as she went about purchasing the products. Below is the new room, mostly finished:



You can see that the client went with mood board 3 with variation on the chairs.   Evolutions happen in the design process and the chairs are a good example of how that played out in the final design.

We are curious, which mood board was your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

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