This week I’ve been busy finalising a client’s mood boards for their brand new living space. It’s been an exciting project that has involved choosing colours from the ground up for a new build – exterior colours, paint, tiles, carpets, kitchen, bathrooms and lighting. The last step: to fill the newly-finished home with furniture and accessories. Always without a doubt my favourite part!
The client started with a vibrant peacock-blue couch to work around. I added an oversized sisal woven rug with hints of soft powder blue for depth, and continued the tropical beach feel in the woven side table and graphic leaf-print cushion.
The vivid blue of the couch is echoed in a watery turquoise print on canvas. I also added two smaller framed prints to balance the dimensions of the square canvas and bring a correct sense of scale to what is a large, blank, rectangular living room wall.
For the furnishings, I elected to go with Scandinavian mid-century modern style. In that vein, I found such a perfect TV unit that it would almost be a shame to sit a TV on it and distract from those highly good-looking legs.
And goodness, how perfect is that floor lamp?
Now for the dining area… quite possibly my favourite part!
SWOOOOOOON. Can we just start with that AMAZING artwork on canvas? Talk about bringing a splash of “WOW” to a room! I absolutely love how it picks up the peacock tones of the couch, and also injects some warmth and vibrancy into a predominantly cool, grey and blue colour scheme. Hot pink – ummm, yes please!
Pair that with an oversized silver leaf hung on an adjacent bare white wall, and you have a real statement piece.
The problem with decorating other peoples’ houses like this is that I WANT ALL OF THE THINGS IN MY OWN HOME.
Seriously. It is a problem.
Underneath the artwork-of-incredible-gorgeousness, you will find a handsome mid-century style buffet with rather sexy legs. (*wolf whistles*). To style the buffet, I’d set the table lamp slightly to the right, and fill the centre with this collection of sea-glass-like vessels. (The one on the left is a real show-stopper – it’s an abundant, oversized vessel in the exactly perfect shade of blue found in the painting. Love!!) I’ve selected a range of shapes and sizes to complement each other.
You’ll notice that I went with a glass-topped dining table, which serves to open up the space as it doesn’t impede visual flow. Very good in small or enclosed areas. The dining chairs are fantastic because they manage to look both modern and comfortable. Ding-ding-ding!! That designer wins the prize right there. Love the charcoal linen fabric, too.
A rug beneath the dining table helps to delineate the eating area, creating a separate zone within the larger open-plan room.
So there you have it…. lots of colour… lots of vibe… and some sexy legs thrown in for good measure.
What do you think? Anyone else crushing on THAT artwork?? If you could have any of these pieces in your own home, which would you choose?
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