Tips to Creating a Trendy Room Design
Your Sofa Selection Makes a Statement
Every room design starts with one element and for today’s mood board I started by selecting a transitional white sofa by Arhaus.com. Arhaus is a home furnishing store specializing in sectional sofas, rugs, bedding, home décor and the perfect place for me to start my mood board. It sets the mood you are trying to achieve in the room and the Emory, two-piece, slipcovered sectional, in Deso Snow White fabric, was just what I wanted to build on. It was simplistic yet expressed an invitation to lounge on its not too stuffy slipcovers, which gave the transitional style I wanted to be expressed.
My sofa choice made me want to create a fresh style to my room and it made me think of a glass coffee table I saw while attending the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City recently. I love designing with glass and use it a lot in my designs. What I love most about it is its translucent nature. I wish I knew who this table was designed by, but unfortunately, I do not. I must have just snapped the shot while trendsetting as one of the K+B Insiders and forgot to write down who it is by. If anyone knows please share and I will add it to this post along with a link. The brushed gold finish on the base is right on trend and the design of the base lifts the glass up as if it is floating, love it!
Love, love, love this artwork by Davin Lavikka. It is called “Grand Facade” and up close you can see it is wood painted to look like grass with miniature people posed throughout. When I first saw the mix media piece, it gave me an organic feel of the outdoors, but the artists message was not as whimsical. Davin wanted his art to represent the idea of the fake environment that we live in today. I believe art is personal for everyone and I liked how it made me feel.
The gold leaf scalloped ceiling light is from a collection of antique and modern chandeliers at 1stdibs.com. The design of this chandelier to me looks like pedals and again gives an organic appeal to it. I really like the accents of brushed gold in the design, it adds warmth.
Accent Pieces with Chosen Fabrics
Pops of color are always good to add pizzazz to the design and my fabrics of choice are the green alligator print velvet and the magenta/fuchsia with gold thread. These are great as a design statement chair or even accent pillows.
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This is a collaborative post with Arhaus.com and all opinions are my own.