Couch – www.belleescape.com, Coffee Table – www.neimanmarcus.com, Side Table – www.laylagrayce.com, Chandelier – www.zgallerie.com, Rug – www.hm.com, Painting – www.artfulhome.com, “Love is All You Need” Painting – www.thehut.com, Wood Flooring – www.occa-home.co.uk, Wallpaper – www.fabricsandpapers.com, Framed Giraffe Painting – www.alexanderandpearl.co.uk, Floral Bouquet – www.kathykuohome.com, “Gold Nugget” Paperweight – www.highstreetmarket.com, London Book Set Stack of Eight – www.goop.com
Throughout my life I have fantasized about working within a wide range of different fields. Interior design has always been a profession that has fascinated me. The idea of taking an empty, blank space and transforming it into something unique and beautiful is truly inspiring. It’s easy to underestimate the impact a few simple décor changes can have on one’s home and life. Something as small as a coat of paint can completely rejuvenate and change the mood of a space. Anything from quirky objects (such as the gold nugget paperweight pictured here) to stacks of books or a pair of vintage shoes can be used to add a personal element to a room.
The living room is a place where I spend a lot of my downtime relaxing and unwinding. For this reason I feel that room would be the place where I would spend the most time and energy. An aqueous colour palette plays tribute to my love for the ocean (my family has a cabin on one of the Gulf Islands and it is truly one of my favorite places on the planet) while the vintage inspired furniture lends a luxurious Marie Antoinette vibe to the room. Pale wood, girly polka dotted wallpaper and accents of taupe and fawn help to cultivate a soft and soothing atmosphere.
While the items included in this décor plan are high end (aspirational dream items) similar items can be found on a budget. Decorating treasures can be found nearly anywhere – in thrift stores, vintage craft stores, nature, even your own closet or junk drawer. A little bit of imagination and creativity are all that are needed to transform a space, whether it is in a subtle or dramatic way, regardless of one’s budget.
What do you think of my dream living room? Any décor tips or budget friendly ideas you would like to share? Please feel free to let me know in the comments!