Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s day to all the amazing moms out there! I hope you are spending this day relaxing and getting in some quality family time. To celebrate, I thought I would do a post on some of your talented kids. It appears that a number of you have children that could be aspiring designers. I stumbled upon this design a couple of weeks ago and was blown away when I realized it was created by a nine year old.

This board was created by Chaotically Creative’s son. Not what you’d expect from a nine year old boy right? You would think the design would be filled with bright colours and modern furnishings, but this little guy has obviously got a taste for classic and rustic design.

Chaotically Creative says: “My nine year old asked if he could use Olioboard to create a Mood board. I gave him about a 5 second tutorial. I didn’t even show him how to use the frames. I think this is pretty good for a 9 year old. And look it’s even got a color theme.”

I think this is more than pretty good for a first attempt. If this is what he is putting together now, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with down the line.

This board is created by Olioboard member, designperson. Designperson (love the name by the way), is the 11 year old son of Olioboard member Designasauris. Again, this is not the kind of design I expected to see from an eleven year old. Check out this clean, minimal look he has created. We’re excited to see that he is already attempting 3D rooms by using the empty room images and scaling the furniture to fit within the space.

It’s so great to see Olioboard become a creative outlet for kids of all ages. Interior design is not really a subject that is often available in schools so kids rarely get the chance to really test it out and see if this might be a possible path for them. I love seeing mom’s feeding their children’s creative side and encouraging them to try new things.

A while back Susan Rapp did a blog post for us that focused on Mother’s and daughters. She created bedroom designs in a specific style for the mother and re-created that look in a mirroring daughter’s bedroom. Here’s a look at some of the designs she created.

Susan’s take on Vintage Modern M&D Bedrooms

Susan’s take on Natural M&D Bedrooms!

Try it out for yourself and see if your child has an interest in interior design. Encourage them along with helpful tips and offer up mini challenges. Try following Susan’s lead and pick a style and a space that the two of you can work on together. People of all ages spend a fair amount of time online these days. Turn some of that time into a bonding and educational experience. Happy Mother’s Day!