Olioboard #OlioHop: Designing for Charitable Causes

I'm so thrilled to be participating in Olioboards' #OlioHop for #CharityCauses.  Also, I'm excited because I am able to shine some light on a great organization, Preservation Houston, which is Houston's only city-wide historic preservation advocacy organization.


TheVilla de Luxe Show House benefits Preservation Houston, which is a nonprofit corporation that promotes the preservation and appreciation of Houston's rich architectural and cultural history through education, advocacy, and committed action, thereby creating economic value and developing a stronger sense of community.  The organization's major public projects include the preservation of the c. 1858 Pillot Station as part of Minute Maid Park and focusing attention on endangered landmarks such as the Astrodome.  Preservation Houston also helps property owners and neighborhood organizations that request assistance with the designation process for historic landmarks and historic districts.  


For those of you who do not know what Olioboard is, it's an online, interior design, moodboard creator, where users can create 2D and 3D room designs using real products from all their favorite brands. Olioboard is used by designers, home stagers, and many more where they can design a space to visually show what a room can look like, compete in design challenges and have fun experimenting with interior design.  So click here to view their website and what Olioboard is all about, and while you are at it, follow them on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.


What is OlioHop?  It's a group of designers participating in a design theme and sharing the links.


If you have been following my blog, you know that I participated in Preservation Houston's first ever show home, The Villa de Luxe Designer Show House 2013, presented by Luxe Interiors + Design.  This home was located in Houston's historic Shadyside neighborhood.  This Mediterranean Revival style home was built in the 1920's by architect William Ward Watkin.  A little information on architect William Ward Watkin, he oversaw the construction of Rice University and became the first chairman of Rice's architecture department.


The room I selected to re-design was the master bedroom.  My inspiration for this space came from a view of the sunset, where the pinks in the sunset hit the blue sky creating a hazy lavender color.  I felt like this lavender hue would be just as serene as the sunset it was inspired from, perfect for a master bedroom.  The lavender walls were hand stenciled with a metallic silver Fortuny pattern and hand-rubbed for an aged, worn feel.  Every piece of furniture is an antique from Carl Moore Antiques except for the stunning bed which is an upholstered four poster bed.  I wanted to reflect this historic home's history and architecture in the decor of the master suite.





My Moodboard on Olioboard

I hope you enjoyed this transformation of the Villa de Luxe Designer Show House master bedroom.  It was a joy to be a part of this great event benefitting Preservation Houston.  Please stop by Preservation Houston's website to learn more about what they do. 


But before you go, stop by the other 9 great designers participating in the #CharityCauses #OlioHop  by clicking on their blog links below! 


Lynn Byrne, Decor Arts Now

Laurie Laizure, Customized Walls

Kim Turner, Dwell with Dignity

Erica Hollinshead Ward, Blue Label Bungalow

Linda Quintero-Davids, Focal Point

Patti Johnson, Patti Johnson Interiors

Olivia Millwood, Sway Grl

Vanessa de Vargas, Turquoise Blog


To learn more about Preservation Houston, checkout their website, Facebook, and Twitter.


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