With yesterday’s Which Would You Choose post, I finally moved into the all-important living room for my new house. So it’s the perfect time to show you my inspiration for that room.
One thing I love to do in my projects is to make sure that every person living in the space has a say in the design – after all, it’s their home, too! That’s no different in my own house, and I’m thinking carefully about my decisions so that my husband and my daughter will be as happy and comfortable in the rooms as I am!
In the living room, I’d like to use that idea of balance and showcase a mix of masculine and feminine details. I’ve been so inspired by runway looks, and what has been catching my eye recently is a classic herringbone pattern and the new big floral designs that are coming for spring. You know I love to mix patterns, so this is a great place to balance a menswear-inspired fabric with a gorgeous (and more feminine) floral.
(John Elliott & Co.)
I also still love grey as a neutral - it has such a calming quality and it’s the perfect background for pops of color. And the colors I’m thinking of are moodier hues, like dark blue and cobalt.
(Designer Ulyana Sergeenko)
I’ve seen these deeper and muddier colors becoming more and more popular in Europe – and I think they add a lot of interest and drama to a room. This little vignette from New England Home captures a bit of that inspiration for me.
Here are a few more fabulous rooms that are inspiring me and my living room design:
(Phoebe Howard’s room in House Beautiful)
(from An Afternoon With…)
So what do you think of my inspiration shots for my living room? Next week we’ll look at the floorplan – how it is right now, and what I plan to change. And coming up soon, we’ll also have to talk about the paneling that is currently in the living room – yikes!
Thanks for joining me on this journey!