Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by to see my plan for the Spring One Room Challenge of our living room. Today I'm talking inspiration and our jumping off point for the next six weeks!
So here is what our living room currently looks like. I would call the design style "everything from the old house." Last year we moved into our new house and I immediately got pregnant before we had even unboxed everything. This room was put on hold and we did very little to it over the past year. It currently isn't working for any of us except maybe the dog, who enjoys being able to hop on all the furniture (he may be in for a rude awakening post ORC). Since we moved in we hung some bamboo blinds and I added a roman shade for the door and had some matching pillows made. That's it. The "art" in the very loosest sense of the word, were canvases I bought for the room and started to paint and then never finished more than the first layer. So I am excited to give this room a total overhaul!
Over the next six weeks I cannot wait to transform this space into a more functional, comfortable, and beautiful space! Being pregnant and unable to sleep at night and now having a three month old gives one a lot of time in the middle of the night to think about what you want in a design. Also, hanging out in your house all the time really draws attention to the areas where your house isn't working and what it needs. So since I felt terrible and didn't ever leave the house I did what anyone in my situation would do and just watched a lot of TV. A whole Lot. I'm not really proud of how much television I have watched in the past year, and I would hate to know the exact number of hours I wasted, but I got some major overall inspiration for what I wanted our new house to feel like, and especially our living room, from one of my favorite directors: Nancy Meyers. I love her interiors from movies like Somethings Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It's Complicated. I mean, who doesn't?! I love the warmth all the rooms have; they're all easy rooms, not overly decorated but collected, and the furniture has a comfort and inviting quality about it. This is what I want to achieve with our new living room space, so I'm incorporating lots of layers and textures in the pillows and rugs. Another reoccuring theme I love in Meyer's movie sets are the use of slipcovered furniture, so we're going with a big and cozy slipcovered chaise lounge sectional in a textured linen weave. Below is one of my current favorite room inspirations for our living room from the set of Home Again, produced by Meyers. How about all that slipcovered yumminess?!
In the past weeks I have create lots of variations of the mood board for our living room ORC space using this slipcovered sectional beauty from Birch Lane but I think this is pretty close to the final draft. Y'all know what I mean when I say it's really never done!
So now that I have a clear inspiration and direction, I'll be making decisions about the paint color and the fabrics I'll be using next week and better polishing the overall design. Check back in to see my progress next Thursday! Be sure to check and see what the other participants are doing at the One Room Challenge site too! And as always, thanks to Linda at Calling it Home and House Beautiful for hosting!