Olioboard has officially closed it’s doors – A final fairwell.
In 2010 we launched Olioboard in the hopes of giving people from all corners of the world the opportunity to create, share and shop room inspiration boards. We financed this new venture with the money we made from our web design business and took the plunge. It was exciting and terrifying all at once.
What started as a simple online interior design platform morphed into not only a collection of 100,000’s of inspiring design boards, but also into an amazing and talented design community who shared their creations, competed in design challenges and encouraged and supported each other.
This social sharing environment focused around interior design was precisely what made Olioboard unique; but ultimately this model proved to make it difficult to scale the business quickly enough to be fully self sustaining.
While it's sad to say goodbye, we're proud of what Olioboard was able to achieve and of the solid community that supported our efforts from the very beginning.
If there’s one thing you learn when running a business, it’s that when things don’t necessarily turn out the way you want, you never give up. You simply take time to rethink your options and pivot until you find a direction that does work.
Thanks to Olioboard we found that new direction.
Heading towards a brighter future
By this time you have likely heard of, or seen the ads on Olioboard for our new professional design platform called DesignFiles.
Over the last year DesignFiles has been extremely well received in the design community and has quickly become one of the fastest growing online interior design platforms on the market. To date, DesignFiles provides thousands of designers, decorators and stagers with powerful interior design tools to streamline their workflow and captivate their clients.
For anyone who still needs to be able to create design boards, I’m happy to say we’ve built in all the best parts of Olioboard, newly enhanced and with the latest technology.
Try DesignFiles For Free No credit card required for trial.
If you are curious about how DesignFiles works, you can watch it in action here.
If you want to see what other designers are saying, here are the ratings and reviews.
With deep appreciation -- thank you!
I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my deepest thanks to the Olioboard team both past and present, whose creativity, innovative thinking and dedication helped us build an online platform for 100,000’s of people from all from around the world to experiment and express their creativity through design.
And of course to all our members: the ones who have been with us since the beginning and the newly joined; the design enthusiasts and the design professionals, our biggest supporters and those who pushed us to excel further; and to all the friends we made along the way.
Thank you all.
Sheilah & the Olioboard team