Lindsey’s living room is bursting with posh potential. Here’s her letter:
We need help with our living room. It has ten foot ceilings and lots of light, but we need help just making it all come together. The style that appeals most to us is a more casual with a modern (clean lines) beachy twist. Most of all I want our living room to be a grown up cozy style. For colors, I like the softer earth tones and blues. My whole house is pretty much lighter shades of blues and different shades of browns and creams. I don’t likes reds, burgundy or bright orange. You can replace the coffee table, the demilune table and the shedding shag rug. I love the two side tables and the items that need to stay in the room are the curtains and the two matching chairs. I hate this sofa and wanted the Keaton sofa from Mitchell Gold, but we don’t want to spend that kind of money right now so I’d love to slipcover it (I’d like a darker color because my yellow lab sleeps on our sofa and has ruined the lighter colored one). Two other things that I have been having a hard time finding is something for the mantle and the hearth. I have such high ceilings and with the TV over the fireplace it just looks out of wack! I really appreciate your help! -Lindsey
This space is primed for a major makeover. Here’s the plan:
And now for the mood board breakdown.
1. Lindsey requested a brown, cream and light blue palette and you know we’re happy to oblige. Adding in some subtle pearly-gold tones will bring a bit of glimmer and a whole lot of personality. The existing sandy tan paint on the walls will work perfectly with our clean and beachy color scheme, and we’ll bring in a few vertical objects to make the most of those fabulous tall ceilings.
2. Here’s one of our hammered gold accent pieces in the form of a chic . It’ll bring a nice dash of shine (and some sculptural interest) to the new coffee table that we’ll be introducing. And look, it’s super on sale!
3. Lindsey requested some help with her hearth, so we found these lovely that we’d like to see grouped on one side of the firebox (some asymmetry will complement and offset the balanced furniture arrangement).
4. We’d love to see some on the inside of each of the angled chairs and these delicate hammered gold beauties fit the bill.
5. These pretty pillows will tie in with our color scheme while complementing the armchairs and the sofa alike. A (just $6 each on sale!) on each of the armchairs will add so much, while two cozy up the couch. And speaking of the sofa, we’d love to see to stand up to pooch wear and tear, work with the chocolate curtains and really make those blue pillows pop.
6. Here’s a gorgeous (Lindsey has a gift card she can use for it) that will really make the space. Bringing in an 8 x 10 will help ground the seating area and visually connect all the furniture (the front legs of the chairs and the sofa will all comfortably sit on the new rug). And the watery design and moody tones are nothing short of stunning.
7. Bringing in some vertical objects (like, the art and the etagere between the windows) will balance the ten foot ceilings and add drama and height to the room. We’d love to see two of the candlesticks on one side of the mantel with the third on the opposite side for a bit of asymmetry and a whole lot of sinewy style (to take a bit of focus off of the TV screen). We also love how the antiqued bronze finish will work so beautifully with our hammered gold pieces for a rich, layered look.
8. This large will add texture while visually connecting the slipcovered sofa and the armchairs by the fireplace to create a cozy and inviting seating area on that lovely rug.
9. We’d love to see this on the wall behind the sofa to add height while tying things together for a polished effect. We also found for the wall to the right of the door.
10. This will look clean and add even more height to the room when placed between the windows in the place of the demilune table. With a few decorative accessories (like those pretty blue vases and candlesticks on the fireplace) the entire room will come together and feel warm and inviting.
So there you have it. A clean-lined and stylish room full of welcoming, beachy touches. We can’t wait to see what you guys think- especially you Lindsey!
Update: We sadly can no longer find the time to take on client commissioned mood boards (we now whip up general inspiration boards instead) but if we ever reinstate them we’ll make a big announcement!