Mood boards are an essential part of our presentation process. Part of being a designer is making sure you give enough information for the client to try to get a glimpse of the vision you have. A lot of people find it hard to visualize the plans placed in front of them. It easy for me to visualize and walk through a garden in my head but not so easy for the client to take that walk with me. Its vital that we provide as much information and visual stimulus as possible.
We find that along with the 2D drawings and 3D computer models our clients find it useful to see examples of materials, plants and even structures.
A mood board is described as ‘a collection of images, materials, pieces of text, etc. intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept’.
Unlike interior designers its not always possible to add materials to a mood board for landscaping, although we do provide samples. It would be difficult to attach a sample of paving to your mood board. Mostly our mood boards consist of images and text. The images will be not only of what we plan to put into the garden but the overall feel and suggestions for furniture and other accessories that would help complete the look.
Recently I have been working on several mood boards for one of our projects and it helps to solidify just how important these are to the overall process after all beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The mood board pictured above is working toward a Scandinavian minimalist feel for a garden, this board is all about the accessories and doesn’t include the planting and other features we would build.
If you would like to see what we can do for your garden give us a call on 01692 535431 or contact us
Based just outside of Norwich we are ideally situated to serve clients in Norfolk and Suffolk.