Hello from Week 2! If you are just joining the One Room Challenge fun, make sure to check out the before photos of the living space. Also, head on over to see what the 20 featured designers and other incredible guest participants are cooking up.
So, over here at KS Design Company, we have been taking the idea of creating a functional, casual, eclectic living room and breaking it down into specifics. In other words, my mom and I have been scouring the Internet and local stores, sourcing options for the space. From there, I have been trying different combinations on mood boards, asking my husband for his opinion on said mood boards, and then rearranging things after being told my rug choices are “aggressive.” 😂
In the end though, we came up with a mood board that fits the vision well, and most importantly, everyone is excited about it!
What you see:
The aesthetic feels fairly airy and light, but still has those grounding splashes of black. Texture abounds: wood, rattan, velvet, fur, mirror. And, there are nods to different design styles: the wallpaper leans more traditional, the main furniture is mid century modern, the accent chair is a touch bohemian, while the lighting is modern.
We wanted the space to feel layered but still keep everything fairly neutral. Neutral, not boring, was the motto. My husband leans toward everything being very neutral (is that a man thing?), and I can get bored with design, so it makes sense for us to have a fairly neutral palette that I can then tweak when the need for change hits.
What you don’t see:
One aspect of the design not represented on the mood board is the shelving we plan to build on either side of the fireplace. The shelving will hold baskets for toys and should more than double the current storage without cutting too much into the floor space.
Another major consideration not represented on the board? The budget. We will talk more about that in a future post. Spoiler alert: it’s a tight one!
This is how we think all the elements should fit once the actual furniture arrives.
One long to-do list:
Down to the nitty gritty. Here is everything we are hoping to accomplish in the next month.
Items to build or install:
Paint walls white
Build storage shelving around fireplace
Install wallpaper on entry wall
Tile fireplace hearth
Paint or tile fireplace brick
Install ceiling fan
Print, frame, hang wall art
Install window treatments
Items to source and buy:
Curtains or fabric for curtains
Whew. I am tired just looking at that list.
As always, thank you for stopping by. The journey isn’t even halfway over, and we are so excited to get these plans rolling.