7 Days, 7 Blogs, 7 Moodboards: Coastal Cottage Challenge

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the mood boards from the Olioboard Coastal Cottage Challenge last week.  I’m going to do a recap post here, just in case you missed a few of them.  It was fun to see everyone’s take on this fun design style that everyone seems to be crazy about these days.

We all did different colors and textures in our rooms, but overall the vibe of coastal cottage came through loud and clear.  You can see that aqua blue was the popular color of choice on all of our boards in some form or fashion. Lynda from Focal Point started Day 1 with her beachy vibe Library space.  With lots of  various coastal inspired items to bring varied textures to this mood board, you can see check out her blog for all the details.

Next on Tuesday, Lindsay brought us a coastal cottage office space, with lots of creamy white and aqua.  Those aquas have a way of bringing that sea-inspired feel into a room when it comes to coastal cottage decorating.

Wednesday was my day with my coastal inspired living room, with dark ebony floors, soft textured furnishings and that yummy rug from Shaw Floors as my inspiration piece.  Pops of coral red brought this room to life!

On Thursday, Kristi with Addicted to Decorating brought us a gorgeous bedroom all inspired by greens, blues and browns, those hot colors that everyone is loving right now.

Friday’s pick was What’s Up Whimsy’s pretty dining room with lots of green accents, which can also feel coastal cottage.  Greens and blues are natural choices for a coastal room.

The second Monday coastal cottage room was brought to us by Fresh Home Picks, with her cottage inspired porch.  How inviting is this space with those Adirondack chairs and that pretty red table.  The sunny yellow boots and pillows add some additional pop to the space too.And our last day of the Olioboard design challenge brought us Olioboard’s own Sheilah, who designed this stylin’ mood board of a coastal cottage kitchen, using green, aqua, yellow, and cream, all soothing and serene colors that evoke lots of happy in this kitchen.

So, that’s our wrap-up of using Olioboards and how fun it is to create your own design using this unique online tool.  If you haven’t tried it yet, I’d highly recommend putting your design sense to the test and see how many ways you can come up with a fun design using the thousands of pictures that can be placed on a mood board.

It’s fun and easy, give it a try yourself!

- Rhoda


  1. What a wonderful job you all did, Rhoda. Thanks for introducing me to Olioboard. I now have a new tool in my toolkit!
    Take care,

  2. Thanks, Rhoda, I’d missed a couple of these! Fun to see the differences and similarities among the boards ~ such talent! Love playing with Olioboard. 🙂
    Happy Hump Day!

  3. Lots of good ideas!


  4. What great ideas. I always cut things out and put them in a book, but love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  5. How neat! I love the inspired rooms and the different colors. I’ll have to check out the Oilioboard especially with the BIG changes heading our way.

    Enjoy your Wednesday!

  6. Hey Rhoda, Thanks for your beautifully written wrap up. It’s nice to see everyone enjoying all the boards. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with you. 🙂 All the best. Sheilah

  7. Hey Rhoda! Great recap of the blogger collaboration with Olioboard! Your Coastal Cottage style Livingroom board was beautiful! I especially LOVED the pops of RED you included from those great screens and the “WHY NOT TODAY? pillow!! Take care and look forward to seeing your future boards at Olioboard!

    Happy boarding, PINNING and tweeting 😀
    xo Lynda

  8. Glad you shared these mood boards, Rhoda! We moved this summer so I am all about ideas for different spaces right now. I took a social media break with the kids home but today is back to school so I am catching up on a LOT of blog stuff! So glad to see you had such a fantastic trip! You have been busy! 🙂

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