After studying the layout of the room for a long time, I decided to take all the furniture away from the walls–so there would be a walkway on the right side of the room, opposite the fireplace. Since Jane lived so close to the beach–I designed her living room to reflect that. Let’s dive in:
1. A soft, greenish, blue, gray would be a serene backdrop for your room. Check out Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore. Also, paint all of the trim a crisp white.
2. Coral and light turquoise (the general color scheme for the room) are a match made in heaven and this rug would be beautiful in the space.
Area rug found here.
3. The client mentioned she wanted a sectional, but a love seat would be a better size for this room with this layout. I love this white, slipcovered one for it’s size, beachy feel and affordable price. The door to the family room (?) will be behind the couch, although several feet away.
White Couch found here.
4. Two armchairs placed opposite the couch will create a balanced and intimate place for conversation.
Armchairs found here.
5. Toss a light turquoise throw over an armchair to tie the colors together in the pillows on the couch.
Throw found here.
6. I noticed the room didn’t have an overhead light, and that floor lamp currently in place doesn’t cover much ground. An arc floor lamp is a great and contemporary solution to no overhead lighting. I’d put it next to the arm chair closest to the fireplace.
Arc floor lamp found here (this is the exact lamp we just got for our living room and we love it)
7. Pillows for the couch are where you can really tie everything together. Look for a creamy beige, pops of turquoise, coral, and even splashes of gold.
Beige chenile pillow found here.
Floral turquoise found here.
Coral found here.
Gold and turquoise found here.
8. About that little nook near the front door–if it were me, I’d cover it up. Take that large mirror on the opposite side of the room and hang it right over that hole. Place a small wall shelf like the one pictured and you instantly have an entryway. A teal vase completes the look.
Wall shelf found here.
Teal vase found here.
Inspiration photo found here.
9. For the mantle, I’d go for more of a layered look like this. Take the big, framed picture off the opposite wall and hang it here. I love the other pieces you have on your mantle, but don’t be afraid to add a few family photos leaning against your big art.
Inspiration photo found here.
10. Now for the opposite wall, that will now be clear of a couch. I envision a very neat, beach-themed-gallery wall here. Hang the photos in white frames. It can be photos you have taken yourself, or a few that I have gathered up for you for inspiration.
All photo prints found in this Etsy shop.
11. The large plant currently have in the far left corner of your room, think about moving to the corner nearest to the placement of the floor lamp. Clear out the space and walls leading to your family room and put two white, bookshelves on either side of the door. You can even add extenders if you want to and trim it out for a built-in look.
Bookcases found here.