27 Sep

Mood boards

In the Design School I talk about the benefits of creating a mood board. Too designer ish I here you cry, who has the time? Yes its a tad designer ish but find time I say, get up early, go to bed late, do it on the weekend, or on the tube, bus, helicopter (?) on the way to work! The reason, if you are all at sea at which direction you want your interior to take, or in a conundrum with colour, lighting or anything else it totally focuses the mind. The great thing about mood boarding a room is that at this stage you can be as brave and off radar as you possibly dare – its all up for grabs nothing is implemented yet, its just you, head honcho designer referencing a load of images you love and collating them to find some sort of theme. You don’t need to stick them on foam core or even print them off you can create boards on your computer  by referencing on line mags, blogs, all good sources for  images.

These guys have created a sweet little installation on their walls from a collection of images – fab for an office I have to say  and the great thing about it it focuses the mind. I mood board internally by that I mean when I’m working on a scheme images float into my brain of colours, textiles, furnishings I’ve done it so long that my mind is one big reference library of sources that I constantly pull on and rely on.

Lesson over, have a good Thursday

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