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.
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)
Now that the room is finished I thought it would be fun to show the Olioboard come to life. (click on photo to enlarge)
I made just a few small changes at the client’s request such as one big statement pillow rather than a bed full.
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.