" Panache Designs : 2013-08-04

Monday, August 5, 2013

It All Begins With Art

Designing a Room Around Art

This is a lovely piece of art available from Mytwodesigners.com 
When you start the design process with an empty room, start with a piece of art that feels right for you.  Using the art to develop your color theme is a great way to begin to fill the room with furniture and accessories you love. I use a site called Olioboard, www.olioboard.com to prepare my mood boards then arrange them into a 2D or 3D looking room.  It really helps clients visualize their space.olioboard.com

Using this piece of art as the foundation for colors, this is how the Living Room would progress:
Gold club chair Zoe laylagrace.com, oblong metal table Piazza Bar interiordesign.net,  grey sofa Lee Jofa. Not available wire chair, white dresser, cocktail table

Sconce lumen.com $170.95, small art onekingslane.com, pair hombre vases moderndomicile.net $72.50, pair tall vases Ikea.com, small candle lamp onekingslane.com, oval silver lamp Sunny Isles, lumens.com, ginger jar shade only drum shadesoflight.com $129, pillows from left Monticita laylagrace.com $100, grey Greek Key shopgreife.com, stripe look Fench Frou Designersguild.com $121.95, oblong pillow Dwell Studio deconstructed Zincdoor.com $95, not available rug, drape, 6 light pendant

After the foundation pieces are selected, we would then move to select the finishing touches.  We add to the color scheme to bring in some of the lighter and darker shades of the yellows and greys.
This new Living Room now is completed and this is the final look, IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE ART.

Featuring Olioboard 2D and 3D Mood Boards

This week I am featuring my favorite DIY mood board creator.  www.olioboard.com.

Even novice computer users will appreciate their easy to use 2D, 3D or just plain old gathering your selected images for a mood board.  The basic platform is free, you can "select" items for your boards from their actual retail store sponsors or even upload your own items.  A really terrific feature is to upload your own photo of your blank area and design your room right on the photo.  Olioboard offers a Pro platform, for only $8.99 a month, it has special features you will love using, including the pricing out of the new room you have created.  You can even click thru to purchase all your new ideas.  If you are designing, rearranging, re-purposing or staging an area, the Pro Plan really elevates your design assistance to another level.

These are some boards I have designed to help my clients visualize their new rooms.

created using olioboard.com

created using olioboard.com

to see several more design boards visit https://olioboard.com/users/panache

created using olioboard.com

created using olioboard.com