one room challenge week 2 - neo-traditional living room

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We are in full swing of Week 2 of the One Room Challenge and so far still on track for this 6 week design challenge!

This week I am sharing the design concept for my space. If you missed the BEFORE pictures of my living room, take a peak of it over here.

Whether I am pulling together a design for a client, or for myself, I always like to start with an inspiration board. Inspiration boards are great because they can save you a lot of time and help you focus on the vision for a space.




The bones of my living room have both traditional and rustic styles in one space. The traditional crown molding will remain in the space and the current rustic fireplace will get an eclectic DIY face-lift. If I had to classify my personal design style, I would consider it “neo-traditional or “neo-trad”. I have always appreciated spaces with traditional details, paired with a mix of modern pieces and quirky decor. Because these different design styles will exist all in one space, the first goal is to accomplish a cohesive space with a color scheme. The walls are already painted a light gray color and our new sofa will also be gray. The accent colors will be a navy blue and I will pair it with creams and touches of golds.


Like any brainstorming session for an inspiration board, there are at least two other boards that I typically create before I settle on the final board. For the first board, I let the color blue take center stage as the accent color. As beautiful as this inspiration board turned out, I felt like this design plan was too mature for a family with kids.


My second board, while bold and beautiful (in love with the light fixture!) was entirely too dark for me for going into spring and also read a little too “bachelor pad” for a young family.

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So in the end, it was the warm golds and soft whites, paired with the grays and blues that won it over for me. A big trend in interiors for 2019 is mixing metals and textures so this space will be no different.


So there you have it, the details on my design concept for my One Room Challenge for Week 2. I hope you enjoyed them and I can’t wait to share all the other lovely details on my progress next week!


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