What to expect with design boards: No matter which decorator you choose, you will likely receive some form of design board — either as a hard copy in the mail or as a PDF download. In the example shown here, from Vanessa De Vargas, you can see that images of the actual furniture pieces chosen for the client are arranged alongside paint color swatches and fabric patterns. Design boards show suggested products and materials, and are meant to help you visualize how the look will come together; it is different from the floor plan, which (if included) will show where to put all of that furniture. A written description may also be included to iron out the details that are not easily shown on the design boards. Finally, you should also receive a source list with instructions on where to purchase everything shown in your plan, either locally or online.