I recently had the privilege of working with a wonderful new client who asked me for help in "casting a vision" for her new living room. Her and her husband had purchased a home, and after living in it for almost a year, it still isn't feeling like "home" to my client. She wants to start working, room by room, and have an overall "plan" and vision to work toward. Great idea, and I got to work creating a floor plan, and a couple of mood boards for her living room and adjoining dining room.
Although the overall scheme looks somewhat "white" in this photo, trust me, for this young family, we're upholstering those pieces in rich, kid-friendly fabrics and colors. I'm seeing that sofa in a fresh olive green color, with one of the accent chairs in a chocolate microfiber, and the other in a chunky natural linen. The walls will be painted Sherwin Williams "Amazing Gray", which will provide a lovely backdrop and bring in some of the gray tones in the zebra rug, and floral accent fabric. For another hit of color, I'm seeing the backs of those shelves painted Benjamin Moore's "Stratton Blue".
My client wanted a scheme that had some personality, but was neutral enough to bring in different color tones throughout the seasons of the year. I think a warm gray is the ideal backdrop, with the green bringing in a pop of color, but acting as a neutral with the ability to blend with blues, turquoises, ambers, violets, etc., depending on the time of year.
We also chose this gorgeous metallic damask for the adjoining dining room. It will pair with white paneled wainscotting on the lower half of the walls, and add a hit of glamor and shine.
I'm excited to see this come together, and shop for the "finishing touches" once the room is furnished. Its hard to show one-of-a-kind finds on these boards, but I think that's definitely what this room needs to pull it all together--a little bit of vintage, and a little bit of modern. I'll be on the hunt!