Nov 30, 2011

design plan: the good mood board living room edition

i am really excited about participating again in the good mood board blog event with remodelaholic.if you have missed the previous 6 boards, click here to get started by viewing the first board. there will be a link at the end of each post to take you to the next board. it's kinda like a train....a train of inspiration and ideas! (and, hopefully you will get to visit a few blogs that are "new to you".)

 the last room we focused on was a master bedroom. you can see the plan i designed for that room here. this time, we are focusing on living rooms, and i have chosen to create a plan for my "maybe someday" house. this is pretty close to what i would create for my own living thing i love to do is mix high and low, and in this design plan, i have mixed items from affordable sources like ikea and home decorators with higher end items from jonathan adler and schumacher.

i picture this room with 9 foot ceilings, and the walls painted a soft warm grey color like revere pewter by benjamin moore. 

as ALWAYS, i would love to see hardwood floors, and a fabulous trim treatment on the wall like we did in the library of house #5. this would be a room where we sit and talk, entertain guests, get on the laptop, or read. ideally there would be some amazing built-in bookcases somewhere in the room to house a bunch of books.

a clean-lined subtly striped sofa would be the anchor to the seating area, with a grey velvet wingback chairs on one side, and i simple armless chair on the other side. above the sofa, i would love to take an over scaled photo and cut it in half, and mount each piece in a simple gold frame. the chandelier from jonathan adler would provide a sense of whimsy and add some subtle touches of, can you imagine the amazing shadows that this chandelier would cast?! i imagine they would be pretty spectacular.
 anyway, here is the design plan i pulled together...i tried (i REALLY did) to use olio board, but i am a creator of habit. especially when that habit has NO learning curb! here is the plan:

griffin sofa from ballard designs

hazelton ottoman from home decorators

luxe wingback chair by crate and barrel

round bone mirror from wisteria

jazz pillow cover from west elm

alana two tier side table from grandin road

the next blogger in the event lineup is stephanie lynn at under the table and dreaming.
be sure to check out her mood board by clicking here!

and in case you missed the schedule, here it is:
Monday November 28th:

Tuesday November 29th:

Wednesday November 30th:

Thursday December 1:
12.  Link Party at Remodelaholic the mood board review links.


  1. I love it! Love the peachy tones throughout - you did a great job!


  2. This is awesome. So tasteful and the light fixture adds the perfect PUNCH!

  3. I love SM Revere Pewter too. It is the perfect shade of gray. Love JA's chandy too.

    So fun!


  4. Nice peachy tone and I like the design as well.

  5. Beautiful vision! I love the mixture of high/low. My high/low is on the lower end...DIY/thrift being the low and one or two pieces of mid-priced but I always love the result. I love your choices and can imagine a beautiful/comfortable place to relax and entertain. :) Great job (as usual), Autumn!