Have you ever heard of or used a site called Olioboard? No? You haven’t? Let me tell you about it! Olioboard is a great online tool to visually help communicate the style, look, color or trend of a space with a 2D sample board or a 3D roomboard. I’ve used this design board site for client projects, for room redesigns, for closet + home organization, for room + holiday planning as well as table styling. Olioboard also creates design challenges for members to enter your boards in and sometimes you can win cash or gift cards to your favorite home décor retail sites.
Shopping: For both homeowners and designers, Olioboard is a great means of pairing patterns and also editing items for planning the design, style or mood of a space. Similar to virtual shopping, you may like and pin several items to a board on Pinterest, but with Olioboard, you can narrow down those selections to create a look you’ll love. Pins can be uploaded to Olioboard, or you can save your own images from your favorite sites. Olioboard is also affiliated with several popular retailers like Layla Grayce and Zinc Door, which makes it easy to shop from your favorite stores and pull together a look. Even if you have too many favorite items, you can create sets on Olioboard – either public or private – and come back to these sets to create your boards.
Selecting: The boards created on Olioboard can be shared on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. As mentioned before, and the difference between using Pinterest and Olioboard is you can save Olioboards and sets privately, which is a huge plus for designers. Being able to share the boards also makes it easy for spouses to be in agreement when making a furniture purchase. Olioboard is also a wonderful tool to create options for a spouse or client to consider, making online shopping an even easier experience. Olioboard also has applications called “Pro-Tools” that make it even easier to coordinate Benjamin Moore paint colors with a space, plus add text and keep the project on track with the budget too.
Editing: I’ve tried a few other online design board sites out there, but Olioboard is the way to go! I’ve been using the site now for the past two years – for both client projects and even planning our move to a new house – and over that time, the site just keeps improving.
A. Fancy Dot Monogram Wall Decal, B. Cecile Iron Canopy Bed, C. Jamie Young Lighting Small Etched Glass, D. DwellStudio Home Draper Stripe Ash Sheet Set, E. Currey and Company Portico Pendant, F. Stanley Signatures Palais Modern Resting Bench, G. Ferret Desk Noir, H. Gabby Furniture David Bookcase, I. Arteriors Silver Leaf Iron Floor Lamp, J. Noir Ritter Side Table, K. Noir Hampton 3 Drawer Chest, L. Arteriors Quinn Glass Teardrop Table Lamp
About Lynda Quintero-Davids: Lynda experience extends to both retail space planning/visual merchandising and residential design, including outdoor living and garden design, event planning and execution and small kitchen renovation. With specialties that include conceptual design, room boards, product boards, interior planning and styling, Lynda uses Olioboard throughout her client projects