Why not, I thought, use a photograph of the real
Market Showroom space as my
basic Olioboard. As the saying goes,
Every picture tells a story; so why not start with a great picture!
(Albeit, a before picture--wait till you see the after picture next week!)
Here is the larger space. The gray fabric on the left
represents my studio where I will be updating visitor's headshots. My
photographic art will
hang on the brick wall and a table will hold my computer, and a few (and fun)
small framed photographs. Two green
banners will hang on the windows. I believe it looks great and will look even
better when I photograph the complete installation (Stay tuned for that Blog
post! The After Picture!).
The smaller space will be promoted with a banner that reads
"Bruce's Lounge." A few of my photographs will hang in this space which will
also have a table and two chairs. It is a place meant for people to take a break and
relax. A few spiritual books will be made available for uplifting reading. I
believe people are going to love taking a moment to relax in the space.
So how do you do this? How do you create a Dynamic
I recommend the following and it is really quite easy:
1. Find a photographer who you respect and are comfortable
working with in partnership. It is important to have your before and after
pictures reflect reality. Ideally, empty rooms are perfect to photograph but as
I illustrate here you have the ability to work with furnished rooms (more on
this in a minute).
3. Here is where the fun begins. You can either upload photos
of art and products and drag them into your Olioboard or you can use the
products on Olioboard's site.
4. If you are good working with Photoshop you can actually
edit out products in a room and replace them with other products. I did this
replacing a painting with a framed photo (I used the "patch" tool to eliminate
the painting and dragged the photo into the picture on
Olioboard. See below:
If you have questions, please contact me . Here is my new
business card designed specifically for my showroom. Stop by and visit me in the
Antique & Design Center MS-G/ADC-30b&c so I can personally give you a
card, update your headshot, and share my vision with you.
And if you are going to High Point Market you do not want to
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