Saturday, May 7, 2011

Which Do You Prefer?

Watch out, peeps! I've discovered OlioBoard! It's basically Polyvore for the home obsessed. Where I have been all this time and why didn't I know about it earlier? No matter... Let the mood boards begin!

I'm still obsessing over what to do with my former dining room space which I'm turning into a library-slash-bar-slash-general-place-to-hang-when-people-come-over room. I've gone with a white, slipcovered Potterybarn loveseat and a pair of vintage Hawaiian-style rattan chairs. The chairs are currently a cream color, but I plan to recover them. The other large piece in the room will be a similar-to-this white sideboard that will function as a bar space.

So here I am, presenting two possible ideas for the room. Which do you all prefer?

OPTION No.1: Grey & Turquoise Love.
Includes a grey/white fabric to recover the rattan chairs, a pair of turquoise Thomas Paul lovebird throw pillows, a grey patterned area rug, Potterybarn shelves and track lights over the loveseat, and a cheeky but sweet turquoise poster framed in a white frame over the bar.

Little Library Bar

OPTION No.2: Chartreuse, Sunshine and a Touch of Blue.
This option features a chartreuse fabric to cover the rattan chairs with maize-yellow puffer fish throw pillows by Thomas Paul. A Dash & Albert cotton rug in a chartreuse color scheme is set on the floor, and a Tad Carpenter poster featuring Jack Johnson would hang over the bar, also in a white frame.

Library Bar 2

So which do you all like? Even at this point, the mood boards have helped tremendously. The chartreuse/yellow/blue theme was my original intent, but putting the together the grey and turquoise room was more appealing. Even looking at the two options now, I'm inclined towards the grey/turquoise. Are you too?


  1. I like the grey and torquoise much better!

  2. I have to agree with you both - I think the turquoise is sooo pretty!

  3. I have to agree too. I love turquoise! Most of my olioboards seem to involve that colour. I'm really glad to see you are enjoying using olioboard. We have some new improvements coming soon, so be sure to let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions for improvement we are all ears. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  4. I am a fan of the tourquoise and grey they are a great combination