So I've been playing with Olioboard for the last few days, and I love it. I still have no idea, really, what I'm doing-- and I have lost more than a few mood boards by accidentally switching out of my window mid-design (to be specific, four of them)-- but I think it's so much fun.
This first attempt is by no means perfect, but I like it anyway. What would you call this style?
Our current house doesn't have much room for redesign unless I wanted to start from square one, but since if the financial stuff works out we'll be making a move to somewhere with more breathing room in the next year (hopefully hopefully!), I'm dreaming of a clean slate. Olioboard is the perfect place to play with my ideas-- especially since they are liable to change. I'm one of those people whose style is completely eclectic; so long as something is well done, I can appreciate and even like it even if I wouldn't choose it for myself.
My biggest obstacle comes in balancing my tastes with my husband's tastes. I'm eclectic, as I say, while if he had his choice he'd always go for masculine and traditional options. Also I have a sickness for the shades of white and gray, and I'm trying very hard to embrace color since a) it's fun and I always love it when I take the risk and b) we have a toddler.
And I must admit that while I specifically chose the West Elm sectional, chair & rug, all the other WE items happened by me searching Olioboard and choosing stuff I liked. Also some of the accessories I already own now that I'm actually looking at it. Apparently I'm obsessed.
ETA: So, the moodboard? The Mister hates it. With a passion. And now that I'm looking at it partially through his eyes, I tend to agree. Hence the beauty of making moodboard, as I paid not a dime for it except for my time. And it was a great learning experience. Fun, too. On to the next one... this time sans the orange.