Bucks County Designer House Sunroom: Virtual Design Tool Olioboard

Welcome back to Kristine Robinson’s Blog! I’m excited to share one of the tools I frequently use with my clients: Olioboard.

This wonderful website allows me (and anyone else who wants to give it a try) to create a virtual design board. It’s amazing how well these collages of decorating elements can help people visualize a completed room!

There are lots of great backgrounds and items on the Olioboard site, as seen in this beautiful board by Olioboard member v1daniely.

A lovely Olioboard by member v1daniely.  Featuring items placed in a realistic layout.

A lovely Olioboard by member v1daniely.
Featuring items placed in a realistic layout.

I prefer to upload many of my own items to the ‘My Items’ tab and use Olioboard like a traditional designer inspiration board. This way I can insert my floor plans, custom drawings, or any antiques and one-of-a-kind items onto an Olioboard. I like things a little more loose and inspirational, but many users like the 3-D effect the site allows. Olioboard also enables users to size, crop (even in circles or ovals), and flip or rotate the images. I can even remove the backgrounds of the items, if needed.

A virtual design board created on the Olioboard website for my Bucks County Designer House Sunroom.  The ability to see all the elements on a single page is so helpful for visualization!

A virtual design board created on the Olioboard website for my Bucks County Designer House Sunroom. The ability to see all the elements on a single page is so helpful for visualization!

Sometimes I'll include the background photograph, to give a more realistic impression of the space.

Sometimes I’ll include the background photograph, to give a more realistic impression of the space.

You can learn more about Olioboard by visiting their website: https://olioboard.com/
They have lots of great contests, products, a blog, etc. It’s a lot of fun and a terrific design tool!

I’ll share more about my plans for the BCDH Sunroom design in future posts. Until then, feel free to visit the BCDH website here: http://www.buckscountydesignerhouse.org/
Make sure you take the time to post a comment and let me know what you think about my latest plans for this room. I LOVE to hear from you!
And please, tell everyone about Kristine Robinson’s blog. I need all the friends I can get!
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2 thoughts on “Bucks County Designer House Sunroom: Virtual Design Tool Olioboard

  1. Happy Saturday Kristine!
    Thank you for sharing Olio board. I’m going to give it a try, I think it might help take away some of my back pain! Hee, hee! I never thought about using a tool like that…Loving your blog!
    Smiles!
    Terry

    • Awww. Thanks for commenting, Terry! Olioboard is great…it’s pretty addictive, and I find it very useful with clients, so they can see all the elements together at once. Polyvore is another site that does a similar thing–and I think you can use it on your iPad/iPhone, unlike Olioboard. Have fun!

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