A taste of India

A few weeks ago one of our olioboard members suggested we hold a design challenge called Inspiration India. The following boards are a selection of some of the amazing work created by the Olioboard community. These boards in particular were so well done I just had to share them. Big thanks to member vasudilip for suggesting the challenge that created these great olioboards.

This stunning design was created by one of our long time members, marialuisalim. She has a knack for using background images and flipping them in a way to create a full space. One of her strongest talents is her ability to layout the overall design. She creates beautiful symmetry and I just love the how she uses the items that break out the sides of the rectangular frame to create a more pleasing vignette. If anyone is struggling to develop more in depth and detailed moodboards, I highly recommend looking through marialuisalim’s full collection of olioboards to get great ideas and tips.

Panache is another member of the Olioboard community that just keeps turning out gold with each olioboard she creates. As expected, she nailed it with this design too. The wide low slung sofa with no back except for the causally thrown collection of patterned pillows is perfect for the India theme. I also love how the rich spice colour scheme creates a warm and welcome feeling.

Does this not look like the most perfect escape? I want to cozy up onto that window seat and enjoy the view with a good book and a warm drink. The bright, bold colours, elaborately decorated window shutters and gorgeous pendant light work beautifully together in this design. The carefully selected items just go to show Joci37′s great taste and eye for design.

I used one of this lady’s olioboards to showcase the Christmas Tree Decorating Challenge and I’m going to use one of her boards again here. Designasauris is one of our most active members and I’ve enjoyed following along as she designs up a storm on Olioboard. The yards and yards of draped fabric add to the India inspired theme and create a softness for this bedroom, while the mountain of pillows and the colourful quilted bed spread create the ultimate focal point.

Last but not least, I would like to share this great design by Adrianad. Again, anyone who would like to learn more about creating more in depth Olioboards that showcase an overall space rather than a collection of items, should follow these members. Adrianad manages to manipulate images and products in a way that literally transforms them into something else completely. Her ability to source out fantastic items that fit well with the design as well as with the perspective of the space is what highlights her as one of our most talented members. Love the stone rug and colourful wall panels.

If you would like to see more designs from the India Inspired Challenge just click here. If you would like more details on any of the above Olioboard’s, simply click on the design you like and you will be taken to the board detail page on Olioboard where you can view a list of items used to create the board.

I hope you enjoyed this post.