Kristin emailed me my inspiration board (similar to what you would receive with her long distance design service) and I’m thrilled with what she put together. It’s a variety of budget pieces that will really breathe life into our living room. My favorite piece is that blue bowl in the middle. It’s a splurge but I think it’s going to look so good it will be worth it!
We’re going to buy the rug in the bottom left corner, the white coffee table, the hanging vases, the blue bowl, the blue side table and lamp, and the pillows in the bottom right corner.
I’d like to replace the map you see in the top left corner with an antique map that we have from Poland, which shows the area where TH’s family is from, and that will hang next to the dining room table. The prints in the top right corner are a bit busy for my taste so I’ll be looking for something new, although I’m leaning toward buying a large frame and hanging a family photo (ok, let’s face it, I just want to hang a photo of little T1!) over the couch instead of the prints. I have so many photos that I really want to use them up somehow!
We’ll have three seating options in the living room. The chair that used to be in our bedroom (that chair helped inspire the blue theme that our living room will have!), the chair I bought for $10 at a yard sale, and our futon from Ikea (which you see pictured above, except we have a dark cover currently on it). I’m looking for someone to help me make covers for both the futon and chair, so if you know anyone in the Chicago area who I can hire to do that I would love the referral! I’m looking for someone who has a lot of sewing experience and can really make something that looks professional.
I really don’t have an eye for design, so I have no idea how all of this will come together to create something beautiful, but Kristin assures me it will and I trust that she knows what she is talking about. Time for me to do some shopping!