inspiration board: lovely living room

I had such a blast designing our little boy's nursery that I'm itching to take on another project. Right now, though, it's probably best to keep my efforts in the virtual realm--I am the mama of a very new baby afterall. So, I thought I'd have a little fun and put together a room that I'd love to have in our home if time, energy, and money weren't factors! For this first attempt, I choose one of my photographs--a dreamy queen anne's lace blossom--for inspiration to create an equally dreamy living room.

the inspiration:

queen anne's lace
I don't want to sound conceited, but I do love this photo. It makes me think of my childhood--summer days spent exploring a meadow in our neighborhood. If I had to put this photo into words, I would use soft, warm, elegant, organic, light, and feminine.

And here's the room I would put together based on this image and the feelings it evokes in me:

1. First for color. I love the pretty pink in this photo and would love to incorporate that rosy hue on the ceiling of the room (the swatch here is opal by Benjamin Moore). I'd keep the walls bright white.

2. Love this playful pillow by John Robshaw.

3. And this feminine and delicate venus mirror from anthropologie.

4. For lighting, how about this sphere table lamp from west elm.

5. For seating, I like the understated elegance of the benny sofa from z gallerie. The calm grey will ground the space nicely, I think.

6. And I like this glass topped era coffee table from crate and barrel to keep some airiness to the room.

7. I know it's a bit bold, but I love this print by Jonathan Adler (fond memories of being with child, I suppose) and I think it would add some much-needed energy to the scheme. 

8. A couple of these lovely leather slipper chairs from west elm would pair well with the sofa.

9. And finally, the norooz rug from room and board has a nice organic feel to the design. The pattern reminds me of the lacy bud in the inspiration photo.

Now that was fun! I'd like to grab a great book and spend a nice, quite afternoon in this living room.  (Now I know I'm dreaming!)

have a lovely day, Amy

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor  – (July 21, 2010 at 2:10 PM)  

Oh Amy you are far from conceited, your photo is stunning! Love the dream board as well. Don't worry, your baby will grow up so fast that it won't be too long before you can make your dream a reality. What a lovely dream it is!

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