Friday, September 25, 2009

Help us Design! Living room edition

Great ideas all! I sort of love all you fellow bloggers out there. So here is what we were thinking:




First, place our big couch under the front window. I think it's the only place this big guy will really fit.

Then we'll frame out the front window window with floor length curtains. Originally I was just thinking f using my thick white brushed cotton curtains, but maybe we could get a bunch of these from IKEA. It'd be a cool pattern and not too girly...

We'll put the TV and the black entertainment center on the wall across from the couch. Last, but not least we'll have the mid-century chair in the middle of the long wall facing the couch for a conversation area with the ear doctor's leaning shelf behind the chair for height. I'm pretty sure we'll need some kind of footrest for this chair. I'd really like to make a cool Moroccan pouf out of some geometric gray and white fabric. Then I could make a pillow out of the same fabric for the couch. However, I'm not so sure the ear doctor is sold on having anything called a "pouf" in our house.

After seeing this room start to come together I think we'll really need a new coffee table. The one we have was a $60 steal, but it's dark black and rectangular with turned legs. I really think we need more curved lines in the room since everything is so rectilinear...so this one from overstock might be ok:



Maybe that would make the room feel too cramped and filled with furniture. So here is the big question: What color do we paint the walls?



If you suggest beige/tan/oatmeal I might just puke everywhere...

9 comments:

Jacci said...

LOL - well, I hardly want to make you puke!!! I'm into neutral walls with color in the accessories, so maybe I should just be quiet ;) What about gray? Sherwin William's Comfort Gray is nice.

Jacci

p.s. Are you sure there's no way to make the couch the first thing you see upon entering the house? Seeing the TV first doesn't seem optimal.

CageQueen said...

I think since the wall with the chair on it is so long, you should paint it as an accent wall. Maybe brown? and then the other walls could be your beloved green. I love bright colors, esp in homes that are not ginormous, because i think it gives off character. how exciting for y'all!

Katie said...

Hmmm, good idea about avoiding making the TV the first thing you see...we'll have to measure it out to see if the couch will fit on the wall opposite the door.

heidi said...

please don't puke on me, but my suggestion is from restoration hardware in flax or capuccino. it looks dull on the webpage, but on the walls it looks rich and velvety fine. i have it in my master bed and bath and i LOVE it. reminds me of freshly mixed hot cocoa. in my bedroom i've added glossy black and charcoal and white accents and in the bath, orange, pale blue and white. it's very versatile and makes all my stuff looks a lot nicer than it really is.
and perhaps and accent wall in orange or salmon, or if you are feeling wild, lime green??? behind the sofa?
ps-love the coffee table

Anonymous said...

Going bright is great. I had a tangerine hall and a lavender bedroom in our other house and bright orange poppy wallpaper in the kitchen with a green laundry room next to the kitchen. guess it runs in the family.
g-jane

coryp said...

Sage, or a slightly greener color (matching the rug). White ceilings.

dad said...

I hate to paint. Your mother is the painting goddess.

Maggie said...

I always run to the warm harvest colors for walls. They make me feel happy. That's what I'd go for. Just FYI, Home Depot will loan you out a color wheel of Behr paint to take home with you.

Also, was I making up the idea that you had stairs?

Katie said...

No, we have stairs in the mudroom...