Begin with Mood
Begin with a feeling: How do you want to feel when you are in the space? Then flesh out the feeling: What do you hear, smell, see? Is it warm, cool, sheltered? Keep going, telling the story of how you want the space to be used: What do you want to do in the space? Who’s there with you? Do you read, hang out with friends, throw the ball for the dog, share a meal, cook, hang the laundry out to dry, grow veggies, play with the kids? As the story emerges, the design emerges.