I am honored to be participating once again in Remodelholic’s mood board blog hop party! If you are visiting from Cassity’s place, welcome to Home Stories A to Z!
The basic premise of this party is just to show off elements we’d love to have in a gorgeous living room. Cassity encouraged us to work from an inspiration image—a shoe, outdoor scene, actual living room, etc.—and go from there. However, I like to create as I go and make it up as I go along. I am a firm believer in finding inspiration from images and objects when decorating, but with Pinterest, blogs, and magazines as some of my best “friends” I have so many images lodged in my brain it’s impossible to pick just one as the inspiration behind the design. So I just added items to my room design as they caught my eye.
Want to see the final product? Of course you do!
I think my design looks very Ballards-esque although that’s not intentionally what I was going for. I wanted a living room that looked classy, neutral, warm, cozy, worn, nature-inspired, and soothing. Below is a screenshot of all of the different items I used to create my living room.
What I love about this look is that although it is lacking in color, it does not read cold or stark. In fact to me it says, “Welcome friend! Grab a warm drink, get comfy, and tell me everything.” Do your rooms talk to you too? 😉
I hope you enjoyed my design. Be sure to click on the #3 below to visit The Handmade Home next and see her spectacular living room creation!
That is beautiful, but then I picture my 3 cats, 2 dogs, husband and son (who both have asperger’ syndrome) in that room ….. lol
Where is the light fixture from? Looking for one just like it
Beth @A to Z says
You can find all of the items that I used in my design listed here: http://olioboard.com/boards/56954-living-room
Autumn Clemons says
i love the striped rug and the checked chairs! very cozy indeed…all of the subtle textures just make me want to curl up on the sofa and watch the lights on the tree twinkle! VERY pretty!!
Ashley @ the handmade home says
hey girl! I am so slow getting around, but I love this one. so soft and relaxing! great job!
Where did you find the rug!? Love it.
Where on earth can I find those curtains? I need them, want them, have to have them. : )
Beth @A to Z says
Can you believe Target? They’re out of stock online but maybe in your store. http://www.target.com/p/Zanotti-Window-Panel-55×84/-/A-13339473
cristin @ simplified bee says
I love this look! So fun to add the Christmas decor too.
I wish my living room looked like that right now! Instead it is chaos! Job well done 🙂
Lovely, I’d sit by the fire and have a drink with you !
I love all the soft colors. Peaceful and calming!
Beth, I really love your style! I love how it is so calm and collected! The lines of that sofa are so great. I also love the container the tree is in. I need to do this in my living room! Thank you so much for participating, I can’t wait to do it again in January! Hope you are wanting to try it out!
Deb Martell says
Love it love it love it!!