One of my favorite ways to begin thinking about a project is by creating a mood board. The purpose of this exercise isn’t to select specific products or design strategies but rather to compile a group of images which convey a feeling for the space. The mood board becomes a tool that I can turn to again and again throughout the project. Every decision should support the feeling of the mood board.
This project is all about creating a sense of warmth and congeniality. A new dining space connected to the updated kitchen will be a place to hold much anticipated events for friends and family. Anchored by the glow of the fire, the new space will also offer expansive views of the Adirondack mountains. I envision the materials to have a well worn quality to them, whether it be a broken in leather lounge chair, natural slate flooring or cabinetry made from reclaimed wood. This is a space for settling in. For spreading out during baking marathons. For lingering into the night with a bottle of velvety red.