Bright and Blue Living Room Design Board

A little while back I worked with a lovely client on redoing her living room, and today I’m excited to share the design board with you! The design board was one part of a package that I sent her, which also consisted of a Source List and Design Notes. On the Source List I listed out links for all of the design board items along with alternative options and other items that didn’t fit on the board – additional decorative accessories, toy chest options, etc. The Design Notes included my general ideas and suggestions for things like layout, paint colors, upholstery options, and more.

The client already had a navy couch from Ethan Allen that she wanted to definitely keep, along with built-in bookshelves that housed the television. The couch was pretty dark so I wanted to lighten things up, as well as add in some pattern, texture, and accent colors. I brought in natural elements (the rattan coffee table, the toy basket), along with some patterned throw pillows to brighten up the couch, and some metallic accents because every room benefits from that! Here’s the initial board I put together for her:


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Read on for more details!

The rug didn’t work out so I wound up sourcing this alternative, which was purchased and looks great!

She needed a lot of accessories to fill in the bookshelves, mantel, and coffee table, so in addition to what’s on the board I suggested this, these, these, and this (in white lacquer). She also needed a large piece of art above the couch, for which I chose the Gray Malin. She and her husband weren’t feelin’ that option, so I sourced a gorgeous original watercolor by artist Kerry Steele (found on Serena and Lily) instead which she wound up loving and purchasing.

The small console table was chosen for its slim profile as a place to put keys and such when walking in the door, since the front door opens into the living room. Another favorite item on the board is the sunburst mirror for above the mantel. There are tons and tons of sunburst mirrors out there and I combed through a lot of them until I found this one, which I absolutely love.

I suggested the x benches for in front of the fireplace (love that look), but in the Source List I linked to various upholstered benches as another possibility. The pillows I chose were rather expensive but I found some Etsy retailers who had the same for much cheaper, which is always a good thing to keep in mind.

I had a great time working with my wonderful client on this design package, and it’s been a fun and collaborative process. If you’re interested in something similar, please don’t hesitate to email me!

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  1. This is amazing, Jackie!! Wish we could see the final product too but I can only imagine how good it looks 🙂 Also–great find on that slim console table. It’s so pretty and would fit into the smallest of places!

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thanks Monica! I hope to be able to share some photos of the finished product at some point 🙂

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  2. This is gorgeous! Great mix of punchy patterns and color. I would love to see some shots of the finished room!

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you Tess! I’m hoping to have some photos to share of the finished room in the future!

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  3. I’m now feeling the need to own leopard x benches. Love!

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  4. Elana wrote:

    I love all of this! You are so talented! xo

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