March 22, 2017

Our First House: Living Room Design Plan

Our new living room is about 21' long and has windows on three sides, providing ample light.  We don't have elaborate living room plans since we already have our big items- couches, coffee table and end table.  But we did need a new rug and I think that will change the feel of the room to a more inviting and calming space than we had previously.

I created these design boards in InDesign and it really helps me visualize all of the ideas going on in my mind 😉
You may remember I had my eye on the Catherine Rug from Ballard Designs for awhile.  It has all of my favorite colors and the description is lovely: The soft, tonal palette of spa, grey and caramel in this plush 100% wool rug is an easy fit with lots of our favorite fabrics and wood tones. Hand tufted in a sophisticated Persian motif of flowing vines and stylized palmettes.

Mike thought it was ok but he didn't love it nearly as much as I did.  Searching for other options, I considered natural fiber rugs since they don't have a design.  A plus to that is it allows me to easily swap out my pillow covers for the seasons without having them clash with a patterned rug.
While I think Persian rugs are classic, we agreed on and ended up choosing this Pottery Barn Chunky Wool and Jute Rug.  Our local store had it in stock and is able to hold it for us until we move in.  Now that that is done, just the accent pieces are left and this room is complete (mentally that is, ha!)

Our lamps look very similar to the one pictured- an oil rubbed bronze base and a beige shade.  I don't plan on changing these out.

The texture from the mantle and the wicker basket provides a natural warmth to the room, almost like the feel of a lodge without being too rustic.

I would love to incorporate ivory drapes with pleats, but that may be later on, as they aren't cheap.

The paint color hasn't been finalized.  I am waiting until we've moved in to see how the paint samples look on the wall during different times of the day.  I've started quite the collection of paint chips since November (which has probably done more harm than good for my decisions) but am thinking a light beige or a warm gray. 

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