2016 Bucks County Designer House: Inspiration Boards

 

Welcome back to my blog series about the 2016 Bucks County Designer House bedroom I’m currently designing.  I’ve been going through the process of sharing my progress with you all, and I decided it’s time to share my inspiration boards with you all.  Frankly, I can’t believe I haven’t posted them here before now!

Inspiration boards are a tool for sharing information.  Designers use them to compile all the elements they’re hoping to use in a room’s design and present them in one, organized place.  Traditional design boards usually have fabrics, drawings, and other samples mounted on a piece of foam core.  Virtual design boards are similar, but images of all the room’s elements are compiled on one page, which can be emailed or printed out.  I use both methods from time to time.

Here's a photograph of my design inspiration board for the Bucks County Designer House bedroom. As you can see fabrics and trims are displayed at the top left and center. My watercolor perspectives of the room are also displayed, along with the room's floor plan. A few of the room's major furniture items are mounted at the bottom right, along with the final paint color chips.

Here’s a photograph of my design inspiration board for the 2016 Bucks County Designer House bedroom.
As you can see, fabrics and trims are displayed at the top left and center. My watercolor perspectives of the room are also displayed, along with the room’s floor plan.
A few of the room’s major furniture items are mounted at the bottom right, along with the final paint color chips.

The design Board was on display at the Empty House Party, back in March. Visitors to the house could stop into each room and see each designer's plan for his or her room. I also included a list of my room's sponsors and a small mock-up of the mural I'm planning to install in the alcove.

This design board was on display at the Empty House Party, back in March. Visitors to the house could stop into each room and see each designer’s plan for his or her space.
I also included a list of my room’s sponsors and a small mock-up of the mural I’m planning to install in the alcove.

This is an early example of a virtual design board I created for my 2016 Bucks County Designer House bedroom. As you can see, the idea is similar, in that many of the room' s elements are seen in one place. It's very helpful to have an inspiration board like this for visualizing a room's design!

Here is an early example of a virtual design board I created for my 2016 Bucks County Designer House bedroom.  I used a website called Olioboard to create this example.
As you can see, the idea is similar, in that many of the room’ s elements are seen in one place.  I also like that virtual boards make it easy to swap out the elements as the room evolves and changes.   It’s very helpful to have an inspiration board like this for visualizing a room’s design!

In real life, my 2016 Bucks County Designer House Bedroom is really coming together.  Everything has been delayed, due to construction stuff, and all the designers (and volunteers) are going crazy trying to get everything completed on time.  Of course, this is nothing new in the interior design industry, but that doesn’t make it any easier.  At any rate, my room is nearing completion and I’m going up today, to start hanging the last of the artwork, and possibly start installing some accessories.  How fun!

Stay tuned for more updates on the floor and everything else, in my 2016 Bucks County Designer House bedroom. I’ll definitely share photographs of the finished area rug, once it’s delivered, along with all the other progress in the space. We’re getting closer and closer as opening day nears!
Until then, feel free to share my posts and images with your friends on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. I absolutely adore making new friends!

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