What is a Sample Board?

Moretti Blog   •   January 17, 2018

What is a Sample Board?

Sample board can be defined as the development of the early client brief and the concept board. With the client brief first and the concept board after we should have collected all the information needed to create the right interior for a specific client and developing this information will create the sample board that gives exactly the idea of what will be the proposed scheme.

What is materially a sample board?

A sample board is a presentation board of the actual furniture intended to be used to create the final look of a room.

In the sample board, we will have samples of actual materials and pictures of materials that are not sampled, as well as furniture and accessories pictures to give an idea of what kind of furniture is going to be used in the room being designed.

Every element will be shown on the sample board, from the main furniture to the smallest accessories as well as the window treatment style was chosen or a specifically selected wallpaper or the colour of the wall paint.

A sample board can be either be completed by hand or generated using a computer.

What is a Sample Board?

But is it better to create a sample board by hand or digitally?

What is a Sample Board?

We usually prefer to create our sample boards digitally instead of doing them by hand and if needed we print this off and attach it to our board. We find the digital board cleaner and sharper when completed compare to the hand generate one. Also, any kind of mistakes can be easily corrected or any changes request from the client can be easily done when working on a digital one, it also will require less time to complete a sample board design.

But what the digital board doesn’t give for the final presentation with the client is the real colour finishes, the right colours shade selected and the materials quality that instead you have with the physical materials samples. That’s why we always support our digital sample boards with another one that has samples and swatches of all the furniture materials, wallpaper, wall paint, fabrics that we have selected so that the client can have a better feeling of the overall design.

We also always link the sample board to the relative room floor plan where all furniture with its right measurement in scale and the right layout chosen has been included to show to the client the final feeling and the actual spaces of the room.

The floor plan will help the designer as well to explain some choices made in terms of furniture measurement and layout as the client can physically see on the plan what can fit better the room space.

A good design, so a good sample board also should follow the client’s budget, so once approved by the client, meaning that the client likes what it has been selected and wants to go ahead with the service a list with all the products and their relative prices can be produced.

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