While my dining room is not yet in final form, I decided to proceed with plans for my living room/sun room in hopes to finish before the warm weather arrives here in Kansas City. I have a fantastic room off the dining space that is wrapped in windows and walks out to the back yard. I think this room will be the central living space in the spring and summer months as the light floods in creating a sunny and delightful little space that is right off the kitchen.
The colors on the lower level of the home are pretty neutral. Tan walls and white shelving create a light and airy feeling with wood tones and green accent pieces throughout. I want the sunroom to play off of these colors while punching up the modern style a bit. I’ll include bold furniture pieces that will give the room a Mid-Century feel and still coordinate with the traditional style of the home.
I first came across the idea of a creating a mood board while browsing through www.younghouselove.com. This is a great way to see all your desired colors and textures together and get an idea of what your design ideas will cost you. Before creating the board I browsed through many design catalogs to find some inspirational pictures. This helps in establishing colors and patterns. I found this picture which I call “mid-century meets mother nature.” Not the exact look I am going for but close, and inspiration to get me started.
I love the lines of the furniture and the color of the sofa. What this room is lacking is a punch of color and bold pattern. I think this can be solved with a bright patterned curtain and plush area rug to soften the wood floors. Combine that with neutral colors to keep that light summer feeling and I cooked up this design:
My starting point is the green sofa which I have already purchased. I got a great deal on the Corona sofa from Macy’s. I knew what I wanted and waited until it was on sale and tax-free! Now I will have to see what my budget can accommodate to create the look above. I will keep you posted on the progress and final pictures when I get there!