Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Fancy: Living Room Inspiration

We are slowly but surely making improvements to our house by bringing in more color and style. We started with the master bedroom, and I love the (almost) finished product. We had one peacock colored wall, and Hank painted the rest of the walls the same color to bring some warmth to a very large room. We added a beautiful tall painting and a tiered etagere, along with neutral bedding from West Elm and mercury glass lamps. The result is a beach-inspired, warm blue retreat. I love it so much, that I want it to set the tone for the rest of the house.

The Holland House: Bedroom Inspiration

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.

The Holland House: Living Room 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? 

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