April 27, 2011

E-Design: Living Room

Jenny sent me photos of her living room and wants to change things up.  She asked for my suggestions on the layout of the space as well as furnishings.  Here is the living room as it looks now:
My suggested layout of the room, which features a media console along the back wall and placing the fireplace against the left wall:
An elevation of the back wall showcases a gallery wall of framed photographs, art and shelving with photo frames and accessories:

Jenny prefers neutral colors so I chose a palette that is calming and will work well with her existing furnishings.  If her budget doesn't call for an entire room re-do right away, I wanted to make sure that the new furnishing selections will coordinate nicely with Jenny's existing furniture.  Here is the inspiration board for Jenny's living room:


1.  Hang a large round mirror above the fireplace to balance out the rectangular shapes.  The reflection from the mirror will make a room look larger.
2.  The unique shape of this lamp combined with the white make it both interesting and simple.
3.  These accent pillows coordinate nicely with the neutral palette.
4.  This bold accent pillow compliments the sofa and solid pillows.
5.  White window coverings add a light and airy feel to the room.
6.  This pale blue side table adds a pop of color to a room of neutral furnishings.
7.  The sofa is the staple of the room that everything ties into, but I didn't want to go with the usual khaki so I went with a grey hue instead.
8.  Glass vases would look great near the fireplace.
9.  The media console should be wide and low to the ground to balance out the back wall.
10.  This coffee table works beautifully with the furnishings and add a natural element to the room. 

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  1. i LOVE that color palette too! the accent pillow is my favorite. well done :)

  2. Oh my gosh. I want that room!! I love the colors you picked! Perfect layout too!

  3. great colour palette! want to do my room too?


  4. Oh I agree I love the colors that you picked! What a great transformation on that space. You have given me some great ideas. I am having an all natural organic giveaway and I would love for you to enter.

  5. I like the drafting option you finalized here. So good arrangement. You look so good in your profile picture.

  6. I love it! I'm very into natural tones lately :)

  7. Thanks for the layout. I recently purchased a living room furniture from Los Angeles furniture stores. I will try to incorporate that layout in my living room and let’s see how it will go.