Monday, June 11, 2012

Moodboard Monday Blog Hop Children's rooms and Playrooms

I'm pretty sure I've been a dreamer all my life. Even as a child I liked to use my imagination to dream of distant places or fun exciting adventures. I suppose this is why when I create children's room's on olioboard, I can't help but let my imagination soar. I think all children should dream, and dream big. If their room is a place where creativity can thrive I believe "the sky's the limit" for what they can accomplish as adults. 

This was my first attempt at a children's room moodboard. I had so much fun compiling this visual dream room for a contest that was held on olioboard. I found the room in a set on and began dreaming up the room right away. I wanted it to be different and speak to the dreamer in all of us. I wanted it to feel as if you were walking into a story book of a room. The bed is from Posh Tots and since my son's name begins with an S I just had to have it for my room. I loved it as a simple backdrop against a very wild and adventurous room. At bedtime it is nice to just sleep. The rest of the room is meant to make imaginations grow and explore. It's more of a fantasy room, but if I had the chance I would live in one just like it. My son said he'd love to live in there, and when I showed it to him, he began explaining how he'd love climbing up after all his favorite books. As a mom, I must say this made my whole week! 

Both the green chair and love seat area also from Posh Tots. One of the fun things about creating with olioboard is that you can either choose products directly from the website or capture products from other favorite brands that aren't listed on olioboard.

It's a Big world Dream Big            
The bright primary color scheme I chose for this room promotes learning and imagination. I wanted the child in this room to love reading, dreaming, exploring, and using his or her imagination. I just love how shopping online and placing items in a room can turn into something like  the image above. Olioboard can be a great tool help a client (or you) see your ideas in  3D. It gives them(& you) a sense of what the room will really feel like once your interior design project is complete.

The next moodboard I created for inspiration and ideas for a client who wants to remodel her basement and turn one room into the children's playroom. I used the ikea shelving because she requested that I help her figure out how to arrange them. It was a great way for me to get a visual of what they would look like in a space similar to hers. 
The color scheme was inspired by a children's table and chair set that my client already purchased. Tangerine and bright green for bright pops in accessories and accents. Adding in some fun blues and then neutrals for wall and floor colors. 

Source: Uploaded by user via Olivia on Pinterest

I really do enjoy creating children's rooms and spaces. My imagination gets a chance to come out and play. I was able to pull together paint colors, window treatment ideas, rugs, lighting, pillows, and even toys from olioboard and other online shopping resources. It's almost like magic when you complete a board and post it. I love the community on olioboard and all the encouragement and feedback that is shared. It really does help my creativity to have such support from an amazing set of designers and bloggers online. 

I hope you've enjoyed blog hopping around this Monday and found some inspiration to begin your very own moodboard. There are great tutorials on the site explaining how to create your own moodboard. It's such a fun way to imagine how a room can look and feel. What will be  your first design? A playroom, nursery, or children's bedroom perhaps? Maybe you're dreaming of redecorating your own bedroom or living room. There are endless options on olioboard. Have fun!~ 

In case we haven't met online or otherwise, I'm Olivia Millwood interior designer and social media marketer for  I'm also known as @swaygrl on twitter, which is where the name of my blog comes from. I love to hear from my readers, so don't be shy leave me some comments here and on twitter.... 

I'd like to thank Leslie Carothers of The Kaleidoscope Partnership  and her client for including me in this #OlioHop Blog Hop! What an amazing group of interior designers and bloggers to be included with, I'm truly honored! 

Please also enjoy these fabulous blogs written by the best of the best in interior design for our Monday Moodboard #Oliohop Blog Hop:

Jennifer Reynolds Interiors

Selma Hammer Designs

Stacy Naquin Interiors