Christine Martin~


Oliofriends:

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About Christine:

Christine’s love for interiors came at about the age of ten when she finally got her own room. Rearranging knick-knacks on her bookshelf and creating wall collages with magazine cut-outs was how she kept the space interesting. It wasn’t until years later, after having created a home environment overseas, that Christine realized how important design was.

As an international teacher, she has lived in several countries and each came with a transition time.
About design Christine says: » Making a “home away from home” is how I kept myself grounded and how I felt comfort amidst the changes. I love mixing styles and finding ways to incorporate global pieces picked up from my travels. It’s not surprising that I’ve shifted into this professional realm.»

At the moment, Christine and her husband living in Laos where have doing things that they love: design, writing, yoga, life coaching. They have recently opened the first yoga studio in Luang Prabang called Mekong Yoga.
«It’s definitely a different life, but the journey has been unmistakably memorable.»

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Thank you Christine! 

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Olioboards:

Frida's spring

eclectic fun

Apartment in Germany

Serenity room

Dudley Living 3

office space

Webster Living

Brilliant dreams

Muertos Living (room)


*Find about Christine on:

olioboard * site * blog * twitter * facebook


Oliofriends: Taunnie~


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Taunnie gives to us a description about her:

“ I am an interior design student. I am not in college for the first time, that was twenty years ago. I returned to school because I have come to the realization that I can’t not decorate. I have also come to the realization that even though I am on my fourth project house with plenty of pit stops along the way for family and friends homes, I want and need to learn more.
I have loved decorating since I was a little girl. I have very fond memories of helping my Mom pick paint colors, wallpaper and carpet when she got the urge to redecorate. Now my daughter likes to help me when I get the urge to redecorate, which is all the time. My family doesn’t even blink anymore when they come home and find some of the living room furniture in the family room, some of the dinning room furniture in my bedroom. Or find something repainted. I have changed the paint in the family room so many times, even I have lost track. I have painted furniture, cabinets, light fixtures, and counter-tops, you name it. Nothing is safe. I also love to shop for fabric and make pillows, drapes, and slip covers.
I wanted to start this blog to share some tips I’ve learned in the last twenty years. Mostly I would like to share ideas and projects with people whose eyes don’t roll or glaze over when I start talking design.
So, why «Mingle Elements»? I have eclectic tastes. I have always had others hand-me-downs and I love to shop for new stuff. I shop consignment shops antique shops, garage sales, Target, Ikea, Home Goods my Mom’s basement, anywhere I think I can uncover my next treasure . I think when it comes to decorating anything goes, old with new, shiny with rough, kitschy with elegant.

My feeling is when you surround yourself with things you love and that make you happy then that’s what makes your home your favorite place to be.”

Thank you Taunnie.!

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Olioboards by Taunnie:

Back in Black

I have a (herring) bone to pick with you

Basement Family Room

Lofty Dreams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Room

Classically Fresh

Boho Bath

modern master bedroom

Juke Box Hero

modern kitchen

sleepy sunroom

the quiet room

Wallpapered Floor


Links:     blog ~ olioboard ~ twitter


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Abbie Levy~


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Abbie is a member of the American Association of Interior Designers. With over 20 years of experience there is no deisgn project that is too big or small. InteriorSpaces will bring that experience and expertise to your project regardless if you are building a new home or just updating a single room.

«Realigning your space to meet changing needs»  is her specialty.


 

Project:

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Olioboards:

OB-contemporary style

OB-Euro Loft Lighting

OB-Opulence

OB-Texture

OB-Condo

OB-Fun With Geometrics

OB-Shades Of Gray

OB-study

OB-Sunroom

OB-Old World


Links:     site ~ olioboard ~ twitter ~ facebook


Paula Marie Farmer~


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Paula is married to Adam and have one daughter, Emily who is nearly 16!They live in a beautiful village, close to the River Severn in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire – which is in England. Paula worked in local government for the past 15 years and before that was a legal secretary.

She says: «I never really knew – when I was young – what I wanted to do when I grew up!!
I have always been interested in design and decor and remember, when I was about 11/12 years old, that I used to look through my mum’s used Grattan catalogues and make lists of furniture items and things which I liked and then cut out the pictures to put into a scrapbook!  I liked art too but could never draw people or animals, and only really liked playing with color and textures.
At home I often move furniture around to try and re-invent the space and am always looking for new projects!  If you know me well then you’d know that I’m quite impatient!  If I have an idea, then I want to get straight to work on it!  It’s even been known for my husband to pop out for the day and come home later to a re-painted room with all of the furniture in different places!!”

In 2007 Paula enrolled on a course with The National Design Academy which allowed her to continue working full time and to study.  In the summer of 2008  was awarded with Diplomas and Certifcates in Professional Art and Interior Design. She  definitely recommend distance learning/e-learning to anyone who doesn’t have the time to attend college/university due to other committments, as this type of study can be done to suit yourself and help is always on hand by email or telephone if needed.n 2011 she carried out her first interior design job (which was for the Local Authority where she worked!).  By using her skills and knowledge it was a way of the Council saving money whilst also giving her some first hand experience and showcasing her talents!  We can see photos from this on Paula’s web site. Also her mother involved in the project and commissioned her to paint a couple of canvasses!!

About design Paula said: “Design is my passion, so after finishing the work at The Crematorium it made me realise that this was what I wanted to do ‘when I grew up’!!!  I then decided to set up my own business and spent ages researching,business planning, designing a web site and business cards etc.  I then discovered other business tools like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and, of course, Olioboard!!”

About olioboard: Olioboard has been an extremely valuable tool for my business.  In fact I have used a moodboard designed on Oliobard for my Facebook Page, Twitter Account, Web site and even my business cards.  It is so useful to be able to create virtual moodboards for clients, using Olioboard, rather than using the old method of cutting out ideas and sticking them to a board (or in a scrapbook, as an 11 year old girl might do!).  I have also met lots of wonderful, like-minded people in the Olioboard Community (Konstadina!) and can even enter competitions just for fun! I am inspired by many things such as colour, texture and shape.  I love art, photography and different cultures and am very drawn to Italy and France.  I don’t know if I’d say I have a ‘style’ as such, because I like all types of design.  I suppose I just look at something and decide there and then – if I like it, if I don’t like it, or even if I could make it better, you know – work with it somehow!!” 

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Olioboards by Paula

A brighter arrival

OB-Introducing colour

dining

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OB-Choosing art 2b

Sunny side up

G&T

OB-clock2

OB-I Love You

OB-stylish and light modern loft - somewhere in europe!

OB-the kiss

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OB-1

OB-New shoes

Life is beautiful

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At the present: I do still work for Local Government too, in my capacity as a Business Improvement Officer, but have decided that 2013 is the year to really launch my business so that I will then be able to make the move once and for all to concentrate fully on Casa Interiors!

One day, when I’m well and truly ‘grown up’ I should like to be living somewhere in rural Italy or France!!

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***I wish to you dear Paula from my heart.!!!


Find Paula on: olioboard ~ twitter ~ pinterest ~ facebook ~ site


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Designers on Olioboard~


Some of the most talented designers, from all around the world use olioboard.

Take a look who friends have featured on the blog.


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Links: * Sana Sontag* akdDesigns~ * Nimue~ * Tiago Artist~

         * Charisse Marie Colbert~ * John Nuter~ * Mirella Parer~

         * Frances Newman~ * Steven Gluth~ * Anne Redden~

        * Mary Levin~ * Johanna Kubetschka~ * Laurie Laizure~

        * Heather Anne Miller~ * swimen~ * Cynthia Blaine~

        * Panache Designs~ * Jane Gianarelli * Rose Dostal_RMD Designs~

        * Karen Russell~



* also and those links:

about:  Home Office Design Contest & Sheaffer Pen

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about: Tobi Fairley Get Published Design Contest

http://wp.me/p2Zev5-18L

http://wp.me/p2Zev5-18b

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Cynthia Blaine


oliofriends:

cynthiabCynthia Blaine, from Elizabeth, New Jersey. A lover of all things creative and design related, she shares her passion for design with her daughter Zi Asia and both are avid olioboard users. Cynthia wants to further her education by studying interior design and hoping to live out her dream of becoming a designer one day, but until then she is studying on-line and self teaching. In her spare time she loves to sketch fashion ideas and paint landscapes and seascapes.

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Olioboards by Cynthia:

comfortWe are Siamese if you please! Relaxpeaceful Moroccan Room pearlschocolate dreamsdreams of comfortpearlsBride

Kitchen 2

nautical porch


Cynthia on :olioboard  ~ twitter


Panache Designs~


OlioFriends:

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Northern Virginia, USA Interior Designer

«If you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all of your life».                     Frank Lloyd Wright

 

olioboards by Panache:

Blue & White Love

Browns in the Sunshine

Symmetry in the Rain

I Am Moving Out to My Deck

Updating the Manor House

In the Woods

Black and Textures

Sunroom - Reading Room

My Homemade Life

Princess Baby

Updating the Manor House


Links:  olioboard ~ site


 

Congrats to the winners of the Olioboard Home Office Design Contest sponsored by Sheaffer Pen~


1st place by ~tikib~

Tikib's Ideal Dissertation Study Room

2nd place by ~janegianarelli~

Home Office/Craft Space by Jane Gianarelli

3rd place by ~bbruno~  *1st choice

classic...like Sheaffer

3rd place by ~swimen~ *2nd choice

Maddie's home office

 

Congratulations dear OlioFriends.!!!

 

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***Many thanks for you votes on my board…: *a lady's home office

…and 1st on votes with Tameka’s board…

Thank you.!!!


Sana Sontag~


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My dear oliofriend Sana Sontag is from Philippines. At the moment Sana find inspiration and new ideas at Olioboard for her new home in Newfoundland, Canada.

She is  married to a wonderful Canadian, has a 23 years old son and she feels blessed that they are a very supportive and loving family.

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***I love this olioboard that has created for me:for K --- yellow overload!

……..Thank you from my heart my dear.!!!


 

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House by Charisse Colbert~


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Charisse Marie Colbert  ~C.M.C. Design Studio~

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