Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend (and a Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! ).
If you’ve been looking for ideas and inspiration for how to organize the many spaces of your home, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Recently, I was contacted by the friendly folks at Olioboard and asked to participate in their months Monday Moodboard Oliohop on organizing. To say I was excited would be an understatement, I am a huge fan of Olioboard and was thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event!
What is Olioboard you might ask? “Olioboard is an easy and intuitive application for creating digital mood boards. It is also a community of interior designers and creative thinkers coming together to share inspiration and offer feedback.” I often use Olioboard to create styleboards for both my clients and my own personal use. It provides a fun and easy way to compile ideas such as colours, patterns, furniture pieces etc for a space and “see” either in 2D or 3D how the items will work together in a space. For clients who have time visualizing, a styleboard can be just the tool to help them envision the design directions I am suggesting.
The topic chosen for this Oliohop was something most all of us can use some help with-Organizing. I thought I would share a couple of styleboards that I have created that show ideas for organizing some of the more difficult areas of our homes-Foyers and Home Offices.
The styleboard below was recently completed for a client who was trying to figure out how to organize her homes foyer area to maximize both its’ style and functionality. She also was trying to decide how to accessorize the space and trying to decide if the wall mounted candle holders she had been eyeing would work in the space. By developing a styleboard, I was able to show her how some new pieces such as a coat tree, clock,baskets and pillows combined with her existing wall colour, panelling and leather bench would work together to create a warm and welcoming space complete with lots of storage for coats, mittens, purses, and such.
Here’s how it turned out:
The office styleboard below demonstrates how to maximize much needed storage space in a home office by making use of both open and closed storage. The Billy bookcases from Ikea fit the bill perfectly at an affordable price with display space for books and pretty office accessories while providing hidden storage for the more unsightly paperwork, adapters, office supplies, etc. A bulletin board provides a place for all those to do lists, while a cushioned bench provides a spot to sit back and read over documents. The pretty aqua and brown palette creates a warm and pretty atmosphere. Perhaps chores such as paying bills wouldn’t even seem quite as bad in this lovely space!
Make sure to check out the wonderful blogs of all the other #Oliohop bloggers to see how they’ve been organizing with Olioboard!.I’m sure all the inspiration they provide will make you want to create your own Olioboard! Give it a try and if you do feel free to leave the link to it in the comment section below. We’d love to see it
~ Betty of @WisteriaHome