Friday, July 7, 2017

Reasons Why Moodboards Are Not Enough

Let's see how the last moodboard could be turned into a 3D illusion. 
It is different, isn't it? I had to add a coffee table, a pouf, a rug, some cushions and a floor lamp, and had to create a wall and floor. The original idea is carried out in a certain style here, but should you change the floor or the wall (darker grey for instance?) you may get a more masculine expression. 
As you see, the original moodboard is a good starting point, it may lead to several design solutions, and still this set could look different from home to home. 
Some people have the ability to translate a concept into their space, others do not - but that is why interior decorators exist. My aim is to inspire you and give you ideas that you can use in your home. 
It is not worth living a life without style. 
Interior Moodboard

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reasons Why Moodboards Are Enough

As I had said in my introduction - it feels like a lifetime ago - I love moodboards: I feel it gives a little extra compared to an average 3D rendering, as it presents you materials and a different point of view of the interior project. 
Strictly speaking not everything I make here is a moodboard - some of them can be considered as an illusion of a 3D drawing or a concept board or design board - whatever nametag you wish to put on it. 
Moodboards do not necessarily give you the exact picture of the design. It shows you materials, colours and pieces of furniture, but it does not allow you to feel the space, only the mood of it. 

Let's take the example below. 

You can see some of the furniture used - sofa, armchair, shelves, a decorative poster, a lamp and a side table, with some accessories thrown into the mix. 
You can see the colours - grey, brown, pop of red - and materials - glass, metal, walnut wood, leather -and even pattern (grid pattern dominating). 
I think it gives you the idea of a modern, urban apartment with pops of colour, but you can not see the space, the placement of furniture, the walls, the floor, how all these elements of the interior interact with each other. 
It means that based on this moodboard you will not be able to furnish your apartment, it only serves as an idea board that must be tailored to your space. Moodboard is an excellent tool to help you to decide what style and colour scheme you want to use, so keep it on your mind when you are brainstorming.
Interior Mood Board