Do you ever start a room and then just get stuck on how to complete it or make it really shine? This is such a common problem- you are not alone! That's why I'm here to help! Lauren reached out to me for a bit of help on her new living room. She had a great start, getting a new coffee table, sofa, and rugs, but then froze not knowing what to do next or how to make the pieces that she loved all work in harmony. Gray sofa, neutral walls, & neutral but textural rugs... we're off to a great start!
While the current space doesn't show it, Lauren is certainly not afraid of color or pattern, so I decided to make it my mission to help her realize the modern, funky, glam space that I could tell that she was going for (even if she hadn't realized that's what she was going for yet ;-) ).
I started by pulling together an inspiration board. My plan would begin with moody neutrals and I would layer on metallics, pattern, and a few bold elements.
From there I started to look at the individual pieces. Lauren's gray velvet sofa was staying and the hopes was for the other, slipcovered one to be replaced by 2 side chairs. The sofa has good bones, but I would remove all of it's matching pillows, start fresh and inject some funky glamour in the space.
1. oversize abstract art- buy larger and frame partial //2. brass task lamp //3. sofa (sim to existing) //4. locust throw blanket //5. campaign accent table //6. gray linen-like curtains- wall to wall //7. kilim pillow //8. metallic pillow //9. kilim pillow //10. swoop arm side chair //11. coffee table (sim to existing) //12. natural fiber rug (sim to existing) //13. faux fur rug (sim to existing)
I might even throw a fiddle leaf fig tree in the corner near the TV for a bit of greenery too. I'm dreading the day that fiddle leaf figs go out of style. They're such a fun, graphic way to add greenery without being too fussy! A few differently shaped mirrors around the tv will help to anchor that wall as well.
When it comes to the design, it's all about balance. It's always about balance and I feel like such a broken record. The magic way to mix styles is to make sure that everyone has a buddy. A metallic pillow will feel very lonely if there's nothing else shiny around it.... But this is a much larger post for another day.
If you're looking for some decor help, don't hesitate to reach out!! Send me some images and info about your space and I'll send over a quote for your very own e-design.
I'm off for the rest of the week to bake, cook, wrap, and most of all celebrate Christmas with my family. I hope you have an awesome week and a Christmas that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. ~XO Karen