Yesterday, I introduced myself on Instagram. It’s been a while since I’ve done that and there are a lot of new faces on my feed these days. I’m Leigh Ann! I live and work in the Washington, DC area. I am an interior designer for a global architecture firm. At night and on the weekends I fill my time photographing couples and weddings. I have an affinity for the details and capturing real laughs.
My design eye often carries over to photography and I find that both of these jobs keep my creative tank full! If it’s not full, I always find myself looking for that inspiration or next project. Next to water, food, and sleep…being creative keeps me alive!
This weekend I put together several conceptual mood boards to share over the next couple of weeks. When designing for a new project, we typically begin with gathering inspiration. Inspiration can come from anywhere. The client, the project site, history, people, color, texture. Creating a mood board full of this inspiration is essential for fueling the project with ideas throughout the process.
From the mood board comes the concept. A well designed space uses a framework or a set of “design drivers” to help inform the way every decision is made. Decisions to make include space planning, architectural design, the color palette, and materials used. Staying inspired all the time often helps me stay creative and full of ideas when the time comes for the next project or creative opportunity.