The design I have to share with you today was loads of fun to put together. My client gave me free license to have fun with color, and fun I had! The main goal for the mood board was to create a family fun space with lots of color.
The TV placement was the biggest design challenge in the room. The TV is wall-mounted high on a large blank wall. Ever notice that a TV hung high on the wall over a fireplace doesn’t look odd? It is because there is a structure (fireplace) beneath it. A TV hanging above nothing looks strange. My client had a low slung media center, but it was just too disconnected from the TV. I have proposed a new solution that rises up to meet the TV and adds tons of storage to the room.
My client also had a large mirror hanging over a mantel-less fireplace. The mirror looked overbearing and she had already decided to move it to another room. I came up with a great quick fix to create a faux mantel. My recommendation of adding a picture ledge in bright orange creates the illusion of a mantel and makes a great place to display art.
My absolute favorite part of this design is the color combination. My client was already working with a greenish/gold tone in her family room, yellow in the dining room, and orange in the kitchen. Pass through openings in the living room brought all those colors into view. I worked in grey as a nice soothing neutral and a break for they eye from all the color. Then, to punch it up a bit, I mixed in turquoise with the green, yellow, and orange color palette. The room is decidedly fun!
Note: Out of respect to my clients, I share completed mood board designs, but I do not share the source information. I hope you find the mood boards inspiring.
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