Since we started making design boards for each area of our house we thought it was about time we made a page to corral all of them in one place. Some of the boards show future projects, and others are things we already tackled. We hope you’ll check back often, because we’re constantly tweaking things and changing our minds about what we want.
In most cases, if you click on the images it will take you to a post with more info about the elements in each board.
The Front Porch
Our Dining Room
Our Living Room
Our Hall Bath
Our Master Bedroom
Our Art Room
Our Guest Bathroom
Our Laundry Room
(Ideas for) Our Back Porch
Looking for design help?
I’d be happy to put together a custom design board for anyone currently struggling with design of a room. Email me for more information.
Design Board Tips
While I’d be more than happy to help anyone with a design board, I’ve put together a few tips (with help from reader suggestions) in case you’d like to try your hand at design boards of your own.
All my design boards are made in Adobe Photoshop, but any photo editing program should work. (Before the days of Photoshop I made Christmas&birthday wish lists to give to my parents with MS Paint.) I’m pretty sure there are some free programs similar to Photoshop (with a few limitations) that can often be found online, too. As far as websites and apps for making design boards, I’ve heard great things about Pinterest & Polyvore, Apartment Therapy did a post once about Olioboard (which looks like a lot of fun!), and Design*Sponge did a post with the Top 5 Apps for Design Lovers.
Make sure to include color names, sources & prices (I think some websites and apps do this automatically), because while you might remember now the name of that color, or that the gorgeous faucet you like is by Kohler & available from Lowe’s, you may look back on your design board and have no idea where you got the image from. Also, it’s always nice to know if you’re getting a great deal or if the “sale” is really only $5 off the previous price.