March 3, 2013
Are you ready for Easter? Yesterday I realized Easter was going to fall on my birthday this year which was a delightful surprise. So I decided I am going to host an Easter brunch. I created this design on Olioboard as a preview to my event and for some Easter inspiration. Easter is my preferred holiday to bake and decorate cookies because I get to use some of my favorite cookie cutters and use colorful pastel icing and sugars.
Here are the decorations and furnishings used to create this design.
Here are links to other Easter posts on my blog…
February 26, 2013
African influence is back. Think black, red and white, bold monochrome geometrics, tribal patterns and more. Bring the African influence to your home. This is my design in the African influence design challenge on Olioboard. My design was inspired by the iconic zebra wallpaper design by Scalamandre which was designed in the 1930s by Flora Scalamandre for Gino’s restaurant in New York. Please go here to Vote for my design Scalamandre Zebra.
Here are the products used in my design.…
February 14, 2013
This design is for the contest on Olioboard to design a room around stripes. The Tobi Fairley Get Published Design Contest - Stripes are everywhere for 2013 creating dynamic spaces filled with energy and style. Using this 2013 trend, create a space with that wow factor that deserves to get published and you could win one of two passes to attend Tobi’s design camp, The Journey to Getting Published.
This is my entry Calypso.
When I was growing up my parents had a record album called Dance Craze released on Capitol Records as a high fidelity recording. Learning dance steps became…
October 9, 2012
The Halloween Design challenge on Olioboard is underway . . .
Here is my entry Monster Mash.
I was working in the lab late one night and created a Gothic style bar with vampire wine for Dracula’s delight. Suddenly to my frightened surprise some eerie creatures did arise. …
June 24, 2012
July 5, 2012 Update to my post: This nursery won the Wayfair nursery design challenge and then it won the overall Wayfair design challenge.
I won $500 in gift certificates from Wayfair.
This is my nursery design in the Olioboard contest sponsored by Wayfair and here are the Wayfair products used in my design.
February 10, 2012
My friend Konstadina created this gorgeous moodboard titled Preparations for a Date on the Olioboard site recently. The background picture through the window is from the movie A Room with a View filmed in my favorite place Florence, Italy. When I complimented the room through the comments section on the site, she dedicated the room to me. She is one of the many talented artists creating gorgeous boards on this site.
Preparations for a Date by Konstadina
The site is so much fun to create whatever fantasy you have dancing around in your head into a virtual reality. There are also…READ MORE
January 15, 2012
After spending last summer in the Pacific Northwest in Portand, Oregon, I became inspired to learn to knit. I’ve got a lot to learn still but I am really enjoying my new hobby. My favorite yarns are the natural fibers like mohair, wool and silk. I love the way the natural fiber yarn feels sliding through the dancing needles. Designing a knitting room on the Olioboard mood board site was a lot of fun. I am already starting to become a yarn collector. And I am smitten with knittin!…READ MORE
August 25, 2011
This is my entry in the Olioboard Alice in Wonderland challenge. I think a modern day Alice would be inspired by the whimsical style of Art Nouveau. Her dear friend, the white rabbit was the initial spark of influence for the board and the Art Nouveau tiffany lamp and Victorian tile initiated the design scheme.…READ MORE