I recently discovered Olioboard, thanks to Shannon over at What's Up Whimsy. On the Olioboard website, anyone can create a mood board and gather ideas for room decor. Since my home isn't getting a makeover any time soon, I thought that just for fun I would put together a few rooms for my sister and her husband.
Recently my sister and brother in law invested in a new condo which they intend to rent furnished. The raw space is modern and contemporary, with polished concrete floors and a sleek open concept kitchen. Considering that the condo is a rental, the items chosen must be practical, budget friendly, and yet stylish enough to attract an upscale tenant.
Here's my concept for a modern living area:
Couch: Urban Barn, Durango Sofa Chaise, $1499.00
Rug: West Elm, Safari 8x10, $499.00
Coffee Table: Grabbed from Olioboard
Side Table: Urban Barn, Circa Chrome & Glass, $199.00
Arc Lamp: CB2, Big Dipper, $229.00 (similar)
Toss Cushions: Crate and Barrel, Pelliccia, $79.95 each
Media Storage: Ikea, Torsby, $369.00
Television: Best Buy, Toshiba 40", $499.99
The space is very colour and gender neutral, which allows potential renters to envision themselves in the space. Each future tenant can inject their own personal flavour into the condo with the addition of their own art and colourful accessories.
I carried the neutral grey and white scheme into the bedroom as well:
Headboard: Nate Berkus for HSN, Tufted Velvet, $349.90
Bedside Table: CB2, Proof, $179.99 x 2
Table Lamps: WSHome, Black Crystal $332.00 x 2 (splurge)
Bedding: Dwell Studio, Sketch Queen Set, $196.00
Rug: Ikea, Gaser 6x8, $279.00
Full Length Mirror: Ikea, Songe, $149.00
And finally, the combination den/guest room:
Daybed: West Elm, Window, $449.00
Desk: Crate & Barrel, Sawhorse Desk, $199.00
Chair: Crate & Barrel, Ripple, $299.00
Desk Lamp: West Elm, Industrial Lamp, $59.00
Rug: Ikea, Stockholm Rand 6x8, $229.00
That's it!! To install the bare bones furnishings for the entire space, (we would still need a couple of bar stools and a wall mounted drop leaf table), the grand total is $6687.77. This includes a few tiny splurges which will add perceived value for potential renters. What do you think of my Olioboards?