Our next project is to add the same pizazz to our rather plain living room. Hank already made and installed a beautiful European Oak mantle, but the rest of the room is rather....brown. We have a large brown sectional, and that's about it. We're keeping the couch for awhile (it's perfect for having so many pets), so I'm doing my best to work around that and find other ways to add character to the room. We love the clean lines that often come with a modern style, but we like the warmth of the color blue, and the character of some rustic/natural accessories. When my sister asked to describe the look I was going for, the best that I could come up with was Modern Beachy Chic. I want it to look nice, but warm and comfortable. As we start to look for pieces to add, I thought it would be helpful to create a board of inspiration.
My goal is to have the room completed by the end of the year. First we'll line up painting, as we plan to paint the entire main living areas and kitchen (we're blessed with a very open floor plan). I'll be picking up accessories throughout the summer, and will try to save the big purchases (like art and rug) for early fall when I usually get a larger commission check (fingers crossed). Just the addition of fun pillows will have a tremendous effect, and I'm looking forward to hitting Target for the adorable ruffled Threshold pillows shown in the picture above.
What inspiration do you draw from when you make changes in your home?