Sensing you were all sick of seeing my house over and over, I have a diversion to post about.
See that button at the left hand side? Ive gotten a few questions here and there about some of your spaces but they were usually pretty specific and quick answers. Well, Kelly was the first to really take me up on my offer and sent me her living room with an open ended question of what to do.
As anyone who follows me knows, I can't accessorize to save my life so I won't pretend I have any pearls of wisdom to share there. (There are other bloggers like bryn alexandra that do an amazing job of putting together inspiration boards that are more focused on the items to put in the room. If anyone wants to send me an inspiration board to help me with my accessory disability, I could really use it!)
On the other hand, I feel pretty comfortable with architectural details and space planning so I figured I'd give it a go. She said the couch and the tv had to stay. So aside from adding some architectural personality, balancing these large pieces is the challenge.
Here is what I came up with:
As you can see, I suggested adding some linear enforcement here with molding, panels and a built in to balance the room. A little bit of a build but it will add so much personality in here. For colors, I just turned up the existing scheme a notch with a slightly darker base color, a significantly darker accent and pale trim. That will really make all of those molding pop. A geometric patterned rug to add some modernity to the transitional furniture without costing too much. And then to add a little bit of softness, a round upholstered coffee table and some dramatic to the ceiling draperies. She already has the right idea by putting up family photos on the wall - it just needs to be made a bit bigger, closer and consistent to polish up the entire space.
At least that is my take on it. What do you think?