I absolutely love design challenges- they force me to think outside the box and in a creative way. Inspiration can come from so many sources, even the ones out in left field! Take for example, olioboard’s newest design challenge: to create a library or reading room inspired by a spectacled owl! Huh? I had to search google to find out what that type of owl even looked like, then decide the direction this design should go. Well, I’m up for the challenge. Why not- it’s not like I have spring cleaning to do, or anything! 🙂 Here is an image of the beautiful spectacled owl-
So here it is- my next design challenge! When looking at this picture, I was drawn to her large eyes and beautiful, neutral color. Thinking about it from a design perspective, I instantly wanted to add round elements into the room, and tone on tone neutrals, in different color variations. I also wanted to add loads of texture, because of the owl’s beautiful feathers. I definitely wanted the space to have several natural elements, with rich woods in different tones and bring the outdoors in. I wanted to add earthly, natural elements in subtle ways, so you wouldn’t walk into the space and want to start hooting! (Did I just say that?) Anyway, it was a fun challenge, and definitely different! Here is the design I came up with, which I appropriately named A Hoot of a Challenge.
To vote for your favorite design (maybe even this one), go here. This design was so fun, because I didn’t even think of a budget- I just chose what I thought worked! To see the source list for this design, go here.