In the age of today’s design, Pinterest and other idea collaborating methods, have changed the way that both owners and architects approach the design process. In the past things were, perhaps, a little bit more straightforward as far as aesthetics were concerned. There was a style that was prevalent of the time and the details of the home generally followed the details of that genre.
In this era that consists of less prescriptive design styles, the more important aspect to modern users has become the functionality of the home. While Pinterest allows owners to discover isolated ideas that they find attractive or interesting, it becomes the task of the architect to pull those disparate thoughts together.
However, this idea board can’t be thought of as some sort of inherent checklist for everything that needs to go into the design. The architect will look to the boards as an indication of what their client likes hopefully ushering them towards a holistic design approach. While not all checklist items can be covered, there are of course certain items that absolutely must be integrated into the project; those need to made clear to your designer. Communication becomes crucial in collaborating owner idea boards and with the architects design moves towards the ideal end result.
Keep in mind that your boards don’t have to be online as long as you can successfully share your thoughts with your architect. Whether digital or in a physical binder, having as much information as possible to share is vitally important to them fully understanding your goals.
And don’t fret if a great idea isn’t specifically used in your project – whether because of budget, layout or style, oftentimes ideas simply don’t fit into the house design. That doesn’t mean they still can’t be incorporated later into that fabulous future vacation house.
Happy idea boarding!