Posts Tagged ‘Olioboard’

Design Your Own Dream Dining Room

Make your dream nursery a reality with a moodboard that expresses your unique style, and you may find yourself winning big!

Through November, we’re hosting a series of Olioboard contests including our “Design Your Dream Dining Room Contest,” which runs November 12 – November 25. Design the ultimate sitting room using anything you desire from Layla Grayce. The top three winners – chosen exclusively by Tobi Fairley – will earn cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. *Remember to use at least two products from our sponsor Arteriors to be eligible to win.

Winners will be announced November 27. May the best design enthusiast win!

How to Enter:

1: Click on the ‘Join Now’ button located in the top right corner of the Contest Page. Fill out the form and click ‘Create Account.’ 

2: Once your account is created, click “Add an Entry’ to begin.

3: After the moodboard creator is open, pull items onto the canvas from the right-side panel to create your design. Save your entry by hitting the ‘Save Draft’ button in the top right.

4: To add your design to the Contest, visit the Contest Page and click ‘Add an Entry’ and select the board you wish to enter by clicking the ‘Click to Add’ button. Alternatively, you can click ‘Publish’ directly from the creation screen during the creation process.

5: Share your moodboard on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more votes! Our judge will choose the Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up from among the most popular moodboards.

P.S. Not an Olioboard expert? No problem! You can find quick and easy tutorials here.

Design Your Own Dream Nursery

Make your dream nursery a reality with a moodboard that expresses your unique style, and you may find yourself winning big!

Through November, we’re hosting a series of Olioboard contests including our “Design Your Dream Nursery Contest,” which runs October 29 – November 11. Design the ultimate sitting room using anything you desire from Layla Grayce. The top three winners – chosen exclusively by Molly Sims – will earn cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. *Remember to use at least two products from our sponsor ducduc to be eligible to win.

Winners will be announced November 13. May the best design enthusiast win!

How to Enter:

1: Click on the ‘Join Now’ button located in the top right corner of the Contest Page. Fill out the form and click ‘Create Account.’ 

2: Once your account is created, click “Add an Entry’ to begin.

3: After the moodboard creator is open, pull items onto the canvas from the right-side panel to create your design. Save your entry by hitting the ‘Save Draft’ button in the top right.

4: To add your design to the Contest, visit the Contest Page and click ‘Add an Entry’ and select the board you wish to enter by clicking the ‘Click to Add’ button. Alternatively, you can click ‘Publish’ directly from the creation screen during the creation process.

5: Share your moodboard on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more votes! Our judge will choose the Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up from among the most popular moodboards.

P.S. Not an Olioboard expert? No problem! You can find quick and easy tutorials here.

Design Your Dream Living Room Contest

Make your dream living room a reality with a moodboard that expresses your unique style, and you may find yourself winning big!

Through November, we’re hosting a series of Olioboard contests including our “Design Your Dream Living Room Contest,” which runs October 15 – 28. Design the ultimate sitting room using anything you desire from Layla Grayce. The top three winners – chosen exclusively by Jonathan Adler – will earn cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. *Remember to use at least two products from our sponsor Jonathan Adler to be eligible to win.

Winners will be announced October 29. May the best design enthusiast win!

How to Enter:

1: Click on the ‘Join Now’ button located in the top right corner of the Contest Page. Fill out the form and click ‘Create Account.’ 

2: Once your account is created, click “Add an Entry’ to begin.

3: After the moodboard creator is open, pull items onto the canvas from the right-side panel to create your design. Save your entry by hitting the ‘Save Draft’ button in the top right.

4: To add your design to the Contest, visit the Contest Page and click ‘Add an Entry’ and select the board you wish to enter by clicking the ‘Click to Add’ button. Alternatively, you can click ‘Publish’ directly from the creation screen during the creation process.

5: Share your moodboard on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more votes! Our judge will choose the Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up from among the most popular moodboards.

P.S. Not an Olioboard expert? No problem! You can find quick and easy tutorials here.

Design Your Dream Bedroom Contest

Layla Grayce Olioboard Contest Bedroom Giveaway

Make your dream bedroom a reality with a moodboard that expresses your unique style, and you may find yourself winning big!

Through November, we’re hosting a series of Olioboard contests beginning with our “Design Your Dream Bedroom Contest,” which runs October 1- 14. Design the ultimate sleeping sanctuary using anything you desire from Layla Grayce. The top three winners – chosen exclusively by Rue Magazine’s Co-Founder and Editor in Chief Crystal Gentilello – will earn cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. *Remember to use at least two products from our sponsors Pine Cone Hill and/or Dash & Albert to be eligible to win.

Winners will be announced October 16. May the best design enthusiast win!

How to Enter:

1: Click on the ‘Join Now’ button located in the top right corner of the Contest Page. Fill out the form and click ‘Create Account.’ 

2: Once your account is created, click “Add an Entry’ to begin.

3: After the moodboard creator is open, pull items onto the canvas from the right-side panel to create your design. Save your entry by hitting the ‘Save Draft’ button in the top right.

4: To add your design to the Contest, visit the Contest Page and click ‘Add an Entry’ and select the board you wish to enter by clicking the ‘Click to Add’ button. Alternatively, you can click ‘Publish’ directly from the creation screen during the creation process.

5: Share your moodboard on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more votes! Our judge will choose the Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up from among the most popular moodboards.

P.S. Not an Olioboard expert? No problem! You can find quick and easy tutorials here.

How to create advanced Olioboards

Olioboard Design Tutorial

In preparation for the upcoming Layla Grayce Moodboard Design Challenge we have decided to share several blog posts to provide some great tips and tricks on using Olioboard to help you create gorgeous room designs. This is the final installment.

Our friend Stacy Naquin has already provided a nicely detailed overview on the basics of using Olioboard. You can find that post here. This post will focus on some of the advanced tools with video tutorials. We will show you how to use them to manipulate the images on your moodboard and create more detailed and polished looking room designs. So let’s begin!!

Tip 1: Use the background and texture libraries to create a base for your 3D design When creating room designs on Olioboard you can opt to create 2D collages (like the one below), made up of a collection of images or you can choose to create a 3D space (like the one above).

Olioboard Design Tutorial

If you are interested in creating a 3D moodboard design, the best place to start is in our background and texture libraries. Olioboard has a collection of empty room images that you can use as a base for your moodboard design. The room images include various styles such as contemporary, industrial, traditional, and outdoor spaces. Once you have chosen your background image, you can customize the image using our texture library. The texture library contains various textures like, brick, stone, barn boards and more. In this video tutorial you will learn about the libraries and how to build your 3D moodboard design with perspective in mind.

Tip 2: The Crop tool is your best friend You’ll find that this tool will be one of the tools you rely on the most. This video tutorial will show you how to use the crop tool to manipulate images, create clean moodboard designs and how to crop and rotate visuals so they appear to be half hidden by walls or railings.

Tip 3: Make the most of the advanced background removal tools Olioboard’s background removal tool can help you separate the background from an image you wish to incorporate into you design. It can also help you clean up the edges of the product to create a more polished look. This video tutorial will show you how to use the advanced background removal options to maximize the look of your room design.

Tip 4: Creating 3D moldboards on Olioboard In this 15 minute in-depth video tutorial, we take you through every step, from beginning to end on creating 3D room designs on Olioboard. This tutorial covers all the tools in detail and in repetition.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. We can’t wait to see all the entries in the upcoming Layla Grayce Design Contest. Good luck to you all and happy Olioboarding!

Olioboard Overview + Benefits

Designer/blogger Lynda Quintero-Davids is here to talk shop about a fabulous site called Olioboard! Read on for Lynda’s insight into using Olioboard and understanding its capabilities.

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

How to Use Olioboard for Client Presentations

Interior designer Jennifer Reynolds is here today to discuss the benefits of using Olioboard to help envision and quickly move forward with projects–for both homeowners and interior designers seeking approval from clients.


As an interior designer, I’m always looking for new and efficient ways to express my design concepts, ideas and overall plan to clients. While hand sketching and rendering will always be a part of my arsenal, they are not easily changed or modified to show an array of options. In our fast paced world we as designers need tools like Olioboard to quickly and efficiently create visual presentations for our clients.

Olioboard can be used for creating basic concept boards as well as 2D and 3D mood boards. I personally like to use it mostly as a 3D mood board creator, which does take practice and getting used to. The 3D capabilities of Olioboard are amazing and what sets it apart. I’d like to share a few tricks that I’ve learned along the way to make the most out of this amazing online tool.

Follow along below as I work through the design of a Nursery using products and furniture from one of my favorite online resources, Layla Grayce!!

My Top Olioboard Tips and Tricks:

BACKGROUND: I like to copy, flip and layer my backgrounds for a symmetrical look.

Layer Background

AREA RUGS: Use Power Point or Photoshop to manipulate your area rugs into 3D perspective.

area rug

WALLPAPER: Add your favorite wallpaper (or other wall finish) to your backgrounds by using a tiling tool in PowerPoint or Photoshop. I chose this great Birdcage wallpaper by York.

Wallpaper

FURNISHINGS: If needed, take the necessary time to manipulate, recolor, or fill in pieces to make sure they look realistic. Check out the 2 black mirrors below; I used a photo editor to fill in the one on the right.

mirror fill in

ADJUSTMENTS: Use Olioboard to make adjustments to your overall design and selections. Decide on screen whether or not you should use green lamps or pink lamps before you purchase.

Lamp color

I used accessories and finishing touches that I found on Olioboard, Layla Grayce and Google images. Here is my final 3D mood board below. I can now successfully show this to my client for an immediate approval and go ahead.

OB-Layla Grayce Nursery

I often love to take the presentation one step further and add an Instagram filter for a final effect. Even if the actual room is not completely symmetrical and maybe there won’t really be two swivel rocking chairs in the room, a presentation like this can give your client a very realistic idea of what the room will look and feel like. It’s a true representation of the products and finishes presented in the concept and can give your client the confidence to say “YES, I love it! Let’s move forward.”

Intagram

For designers, Olioboard can be an invaluable tool to quickly help your clients make decisions and move forward with projects. As homeowners, it can give you confidence in your choices before you purchase a single item for your space.

I hope you found this post useful. If you haven’t already, head over to Olioboard, sign up and give it a try. Every time I log in and begin a new board I learn something new! Until next time….Happy Olioboard creating!!

Olioboard Basics: How to Create a Moodboard

In our quest to master Olioboard, we asked designer and Olioboard expert Stacy Naquin to show us the basics! Take it away, Stacy!


Creating a beautiful home is an investment – wouldn’t it be great to see what your space would look like before purchasing items new? Luckily, you can! Olioboard has been a valuable tool for my interior design projects because it gives me a vast amount of resources to pull from and it allows clients to see how everything looks together before purchasing.

I’ll show you how to create beautiful image boards of your own using Layla Grayce products, and even include you on a few tips and secrets along the way

1. Go to http://olioboard.com If you are a new user, click “Join Now” and create a new account.

2. Click on “Create a Moodboard“.” To find a blank room, click on the “Background” button. Scroll until you find a room you like then drag it into the blank white space to the left.

3. To start browsing products, click on the “Items” button, then the “Brands” button. Scroll down until you see “Layla Grayce” then click “View All“. From here you can search for specific items such as lamps, chairs, rugs, etc. Type what you’re searching for in the blank box and hit enter.   *Tip: Enter a singular item – Lamp instead of Lamps.

4. Drag your favorite items into your room scene. Olioboard will automatically save these products in the “My Items” tab. You can upload your own products under this tab by clicking “Upload Items“.

5. One of my favorite tools is the “Remove Background” option. If the background of an item is not already removed, click on the item and check the box to remove background. If the item doesn’t look quite right, you can go to “Advanced Options” to tweak it a bit.

Olioboard before and after background removal

6. You can save time by creating folders or “Sets“. You’ll access this feature from the home page of Olioboard. Some of the sets I’ve created to make finding products easier include groups of items I use often such as pillows, accessories, and sofas. You can also access sets created by other users.

7. You can also layer items on top of one another for a different look. I often change color of lamp shades, art frames, or flowers and their containers. For the board below, I cropped a lamp base and added the shade to my preferred lamp base. You can also reduce or enlarge the size of an object by click on it and dragging it upward or downward.

8. If you prefer to have more of a moodboard look, the “Frame” option may come in handy. Click on the item you want framed, click the “Frame” button, select your frame, then click “Apply Changes.”  *Tip: You may want to uncheck the “Background” box to add the background back to your item.
Olioboard mood board

9. Olioboard and their sponsors frequently host contests with fabulous prizes!  Your friends can vote on your projects and see your latest designs, so don’t forget to check back often. You can also upgrade to their Pro tool for the ability to add text to boards, create Benjamin Moore color schemes, and even calculate the budget of your project!

Here is an example of a complete board. Designed by Stacy Naquin Interiors. Are you interested in the items on my board? Click here to see where to buy them, or to add to your set!

Get The Look Of Coastal Cottage Decor With Layla Grayce and Olioboard

Coastal Cottage Decor
Coastal Cottage Decor
Coastal Cottage Decor
Coastal Cottage Decor

Coastal Cottage Decor
Clockwise from top left: Waterfront Bench in Blue Stone, Pine Cone Hill Ivory Savannah Linen Gauze Window Panels,n Layla Grayce California Slipcovered Chair, Rosanna French Country Small Footed Bowls, Arabesque Lamp with Jamie Young Medium Salt Sea Linen Drum Shade, Tritter Feefer Richard Joseph Dining Table

Coastal Cottage Decor
Clockwise for top left:Layla Grayce Lombardy Slipcovered Sofa, Aidan Gray Kason Wooden Side Table, Easton Chair, Pine Cone Hill Trellis Slate Pillows, Silver Leaf Architectural Mirror, Arabesque Lamp with Jamie Young Medium Salt Sea Linen Drum Shade, Oly Studio Pipa Cocktail Table

Coastal Cottage Decor
Clockwise from top left: British Traditions Provence 3 Panel Screen, Aidan Gray Charlemagne Chandelier, Layla Grayce Normandy Slipcovered Chair, Sonoma Settee, Capel Rugs Mumtaz Meshed Celadon Cocoa Wool Rug, Zentique Cabries Table

Coastal Cottage Decor
Clockwise from top left: Matteo DUE Quatrefoil Quilt, Aidan Gray Croix Framed Mirror, Cottage Style Furniture Collection Swedish Bed, Oly Studio Jonathan Bench, Tritter Feefer Michelangelo Demilune Table, Arteriors Tortoise Silver Bottle Neck Glass Table Lamp

The saying goes, “if you’re lucky enough to be at the beach, you’re lucky enough.” The breezy calm of coastal decor freshens our homes so we can almost smell the salty air and hear the rolling of the waves. Inspired by these rooms in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, we’ve shopped the site to bring you pieces to get the look in your home. But don’t let us have all the fun, join our contest at Olioboard to design your own coastal inspiration. Our products are already on their site along with other elements to complete your look, a room makeover has never been so easy! And with 3 prizes totaling $500 in Layla Grayce gift certificates, your virtual room could get you started on an actual room makeover! Start designing here.

Interior Designer: Tracery Interiors, Photography by: Erica George Dines/Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles