Monday, April 26, 2010

Link Up to Mood Board Monday

Today I chose to create my dream living room. A combination of West Elm and Pottery Barn, makes this designer girl very happy. This living room is expensive, but I was dreaming and held no expense. Beautiful quality.

If you cannot afford these items, stores like Home Goods and Target will often produce replicas at more budget-friendly prices.


The paint for this room is Sequin SW6394 from Sherwin Williams

The bones of the room:

Manhattan Leather Studio Sofa (from Pottery Barn, Camel, $2699)
Manhattan Leather Studio Chair and a half (from Pottery Barn, Espresso, $2199)

I purposely chose coordinating colors in the same piece for a visual flow while preventing the space from becoming stagnate.

Manhattan Leather Studio Ottoman (from Pottery Barn, Espresso, $499x 2)

I would place these in front of the camel toned sofa.

The Zebra Rug (from West Elm, 9x12, $749) would ground the space and provide a unique flavor to the warm and modern space.

I chose to accent in antique reds with furniture that provide the pop of green an even greater impact.

Leena Media Consol (from Pottery Barn, Red, $499)
Emmet Cabinet Side Table (from Pottery Barn, Red, $399)

I would dress the windows in Espresso toned Dupioni Silk Pole Pocket Drapes from Pottery Barn (50x96, $99 per panel). The silk would add depth and texture while the espresso tone would blend with the space.

The Celeste Chandelier from Pottery Barn ($299) would provide lighting from above.

The Jewelery of the Room:

The main accessories I used were from the new Patch NYC collection at West Elm! I love this collection and it was such a privilege to design a room around these items.

I used the Pear Thistle pillows and the Ivory Rose pillows ($34 for each cover). I would place several of these all over the sofa and chair.

I would also place the framed thistle and framed rose on the wall in a vertical fashion ($34 each).

Next to the West Elm Patch NYC art, I would place horizontal and vertical pieces of Amalia Elena Veralli's Green and White Tulips-2009 (Pottery Barn, $399 each).

These art pieces would be on the wall in a collection style above the sofa...

I also chose to accent with the Hanging Bud Vases (Pottery Barn, $12.99 clearance).

The Eagan Multipanel Mirror (Pottery Barn, $699).
This mirror would be placed above the consol to hide the TV which is recessed into the wall.

I would place the Brookshire Ceramic Lamp (Pottery Barn, $199) on the side table.

I hope you've been inspired and enjoyed this room! I am happy to provide more realistic design consultations for your everyday needs too!

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  1. I like your use of the reds as accents here! And the brown leather is just wonderful. I had also chosen a buttery yellow paint for the walls, then, at the last minute, changed it to a brighter one...but yours is REALLY nice. I'll be back. This was fun to do, right?

  2. Hi, Anna! So glad you could join us today, this is a beautiful room. You picked my favorite pieces out of the collection to design around, thatta girl! And 2 of my favorite places to shop for home I would be right at home in this room. I'm also glad you went for it, despite the prices!! Love your idea of using the red to add more drama to the green. That multipanel mirror from PB is fabulous, who would have thought to use it to hide a tv?! Great space!!!

  3. Love how you call the pieces "bones" vs "jewels" - that is such a great way to think about things. Loving that mirror!

  4. The muted reds are a good unexpected touch to this room and help break up all that brown leather. Love the rich drapes and of course the fun Patch accessories bring the room to life.

    Terrie @ YourDecoratingHotline

  5. I love the subdued color palette against the pops of color. I'm a big fan of warm colors! Pottery Barn does have some great furniture.

    Susan/Project Balancing Act


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