My Olioboard Guest Bedroom Comes to Life

One of my favorite design tools that I use for both myself and for my clients is Olioboard. In case you haven’t heard of it, Olioboard is an online design program where you can create 2D or 3D  inspiration or design boards simply by clicking and dragging an almost endless library of real life products. It is super easy to learn and so much fun to create a  fantasy room or try out how an actual room would look with your chosen furnishings.

olioboard purple bedroom

Linda Holt Interiors

 Being a photographer I love the fact that Olioboard is actual photographs. It really helps my clients visual the entire completed room. It also makes me look so professional even though Olioboard really does all the magic.

Recently I created an Olioboard for a very small guest bedroom I was decorating. My client already had the bed, asked that it be very simply furnished and preferred Red and Cream as his colors of choice. I put together this board below as inspiration and much to my surprise he said he loved it all and to go ahead and decorate the room exactly like the board; rug, fabric, storage bench, art work, bedding…everything! (click on photo to enlarge)

designing a bed room with Olioboard

Now that the room is finished I thought it would be fun to show the Olioboard come to life. (click on photo to enlarge)

small guest bedroom

I made just a few small changes at the client’s request such as one big statement pillow rather than a bed full.

I also decided to have my friend Susan Siefer paint the two side tables with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to add a pop of blue and also to make the room a little more custom.

Susan custom mixed the Blue to match the Blue in the fabric shade and the Red accent stripe is Annie Sloan Emperors Silk.

Even though it is a very small room it was still fun to put it all together on Olioboard and also easier for my client to visualize how it would look once finished.

How about you? Do you use Olioboard?

If you would like help decorating or help with Color, give me a call.

7 Responses to My Olioboard Guest Bedroom Comes to Life
  1. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist Reply

    Looks great, Linda!!! And dead-on to the Olioboard representation!!! I’m sure your client was thrilled with the results. It’s so great to be able to help cast a vision for someone and to bring it to fruition!

  2. Claudia Lucas Reply

    As mentioned in an earlier post, love the blue of the side tables. With the red accents and pattern, it really makes this room pop, without looking busy. Just the right combination! No wonder your client loved it!

  3. Jil McDonald, Reflections Interior Designs Reply

    That is truly unbelievable. I’ve never seen such a close match – how wonderful and great to know client was thrilled. Great job!

  4. Kelly Reply

    Great job Linda! Really true to life. I have not played much with Olioboard lately- you reminded me how fun it is. I love that first room above you did- beautiful bedroom.

  5. Kelly Rogers Reply

    This looks great, Linda! I love the finished product (especially that window fabric!) I haven’t used Olioboard for awhile, but seeing this has given me a little nudge to see if I can’t make some magic happen with it.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Kelly! I too hadn’t used it for ages when I decided to give it a go. My client loved it since he says he couldn’t “picture” the room with my assortment of fabrics and furniture on the design board. I’m definitely going to use it now as much as possible going forward.

  6. Annie Vincent Reply

    I love olioboard! It is such a great visual tool to use for clients and in our own homes! I use it all the time! Great job!

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