Friday, May 16, 2014

Living Room Design: Neutral Colors. Botanical Art. And Discreetly Placed Skulls.

Enough with the whining, right? Even though I'm a little sad to say goodbye to a home I've loved so much, it's hard to stay sad for long when there are so many lovely new rooms to design. When I think about what I want our new living room to look like, these words come to mind: Neutral. High Contrast. Transitional.

Living Room Tables - Concept #1

Here's a mock-up of what I'm imagining. The botanical art is from The art is in the public domain, and it's sized to print at home on standard letter size paper. I'd like to print lots of these prints, and hang them in a big group. The end tables, lamps, and ottoman are from Uttermost. I'd like to use an ottoman as a coffee table, because it looks so cozy, but I'm wondering if it works well in practice. Anyone? Do ottomans actually work well as coffee tables?

At any rate, I have my work cut out for me. Right now, the room looks like this. Our painters are so good, and I'm really excited by the progress.


  1. That's looking really great so far! Can't wait to see the room all finished. What software do you use to digitally stage rooms or is it just Photoshop? Also, I'm sure you know this already but when buying a smoker's house you should definitely have your ducts cleaned. A lot of residue gets trapped in there and then blown around when you run the heat/air. Have fun with decorating! :)

    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, we definitely plan to have the ducts cleaned before we move in. We figure the smell won't really be gone until they're clean, too.

      And I made this room board on Polyvore.


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