You may have heard this term used before or you may have read it on my website, and maybe aren't to sure what exactly this is. A mood board is an arrangement of images, materials, textures, fonts, and colors that evokes the style of a project or concept. ... A design schematic is a complete room design similar to a mood board, but it includes a floor plan with furniture and decor laid out to scale.
One of the most difficult parts of interior design, especially for the client, is envisioning what a space is going to look like at the end. Showing clients a board helps them visualize their ideas, it helps them and myself mix and match design elements and remove/add ideas. The concept board is a great way to explore the design and lay out my inspiration in a comprehensible way. Toscano Interiors specifies different options of furnishings all well coordinated no matter what the client selects, forming a unique tailored design aesthetic for each client. Each concept board introduces a comfortable amount of variations on how a room can be set up without overwhelming the client. Of course floor plans and elevations are also introduced to the client for the overall design concept presentation.
Creating a mood board to present to clients allows everyone involved to agree on a direction before too much work is done. Two people may use the same word, for example “clean” or “vibrant” but they may mean something completely different to each person.
As you can see, offering design concept boards to my clients as a part of my design packages helps as an important tool in the beginning stages of the creative process as well as a very versatile communication tool.