Story Boards – Why and What

First some quick blog housekeeping – Just wanted to let you guys know that I added a search bar and some tabs for other pages at the top.  I am still working to fully populate the pages.   For instance, I need to write more under About Me, but I not big on writing about myself… so gotta get motivated.  But, I did finish up the Services/ E-Design tab today. 

The fun part was adding some thumbnails of story boards that I’ve made in the past.  I provide story boards for e-design clients as well as for in person clients.  Some people call them design boards or inspiration boards.





What are story boards?   Why make them? 

You may have seen the top right one on my blog before.  It’s my own story board for my master bedroom.  It has served as my visual design plan for the room.  Most elements are taken literally, while a few have been mere inspiration, such as the rosette pillow.  I went with another purple pillow in the end.  I also didn’t get that exact chair, instead I made my own diy version of that chair.

Story boards help the client answer the questions, what will this design plan/ floor plan look like as it pertains to colors and actual pieces of furniture?  How will these elements work together? 

On story boards, I many times place a few of the existing elements that I must work with as well as new elements to be added to the room.  For instance, on my master bedroom story board, the sofa was an actual photo of the sofa in the room, so is the mirror.  That way, clients can see how it all works together.  Other times, I may only put the new elements on the story board. 

Typically, the background color is the wall color or at least part of the wall color (there could be wainscotting, chair rail, other colors, etc).

And, guess what, readers!  When I reach 200 followers, I plan to celebrate by giving away one free e-design package to a lucky follower, for a room of their choice! 



  1. Jess @ House Sweet Home

    Kristy- I just found your blog this morning- I don't know how I missed it the first time! I love these story boards- they are abundant but yours are all so striking. I absolutely love your blog- everything you do is gorgeous. I'll be spending some time on it this morning!

  2. Sarah @ living with mold illness

    Great job Kristy! LOVE your storyboards and your creative process!

  3. elizabeth@themustardceiling

    Great job on the story boards, they are terrific. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Carol@TheDesignPages

    Your blog looks fantastic. It's so beautifully filled with inspiration but clean and easy to read at the same time.

  5. Stopped by to say hi! Love your blog!

  6. I like creating story boards! It gives me a bit of an idea of how the room would look and feel when it is done. Electric Curtain Track

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