Modern Black Windows & Doors - Design Inspiration
When Marvin’s new Designer Black painted interior finish meets Room & Board’s cultivated cool home furnishings, it’s hard to not be inspired by the potential of a classic color.
Unlock the magic of a mood board, the trusty design tool that helps capture a vibe and set a vision for transforming a space.
March 6, 2023
At the start of any home project, a shared understanding of the dream you’re hoping to realize is critical. Here’s where words can fall short as “elegant,” “bold,” “airy," or “cozy” can mean different things to different people. A mood board, on the other hand, makes your individual imaginations collectively tangible with a variety of shared visual references that create your project’s metaphorical North Star.
And mood boards do more than inspire at the beginning of the process. They can be life-savers along the way, helping you avoid costly re-dos due to miscommunications. Take it from Terese Isaacson, art director at Marvin, “Mood boards are essential before the project gets into the tactical and execution phases. They ensure that key elements are sorted right away, which helps save you lots of back-and-forths that can really slow down your timeline and break your budget.”
Ultimately, anything that helps crystalize the feeling you want to feel in the space belongs on that mood board. The branding of a restaurant or coffee shop, an image of nature you found on Instagram, a quote or words that resonate, paint chip samples from your local hardware store or color chip samples from your local Marvin dealer, or even a page from a magazine can all be incredible sources of inspiration.
When it comes to architects and interior designers specifically, they look to “include textures, colors, materials, and finishes, so they can see how everything looks together for the space,” Isaacson said. “A big part of what can inform those choices is based on trends and how they align with a homeowner’s personal vision.”