It all started with this sofa.
(Don’t you just love stories that start like that).
Well…actually….it started with this sofa and a blank room and a design challenge that looked a little something like this:
A challenge from La-z-boy.
And 48 hours from beginning to end…..to transform a room from this….
It the most amazing 48 hours ever….in the history of ever.
(well…..except for that wedding and the birth of some children)
Especially for someone who has spent a lifetime shopping thrift stores and yard sales…..and the side of the road.
After it was over….on the drive home through the mountains of the beautiful state of North Carolina….I just sat….
….and rearranged the furniture again. 🙂
Here’s all the living room design ideas and details on how I did it.
1. Start with an inspiration piece
And then I found the coffee table and wheeled it right into the centerpiece of the room.
The perfect inspiration piece for an industrial farmhouse look.
2. Add a little height
I knew that the sofa and the coffee table were low horizontal pieces and I needed some height.
I found these industrial bookcases with the metal and the wood and I styled them with a mixture of old and new.
The set of three baskets with the iron and burlap were the foundation and I stayed with a neutral pallet.
Oh….and the green.
That little bit of green breaks up all the neutral and helps plant the idea of freshness.
Total pun intended.
3. Layer in your patterns
This houndstooth pattern was next….along with the pop of orange.
I wanted to break up the neutrals and orange seemed like the perfect choice….
…..along with a little more green.
4. Layer in texture
I chose the ottoman in the picture above because it was fun and not too serious.
And then I found this leather chair with a tufted back which anchored the space along with the reclaimed wood table.
I added throws and books and stool and a random metal ball.
You can also see a close-up of the silver nail heads on the sofa.
5. Finish off the look with fresh greenery
I wish I knew the name of these flowers.
I added them right before I took the picture.
They came from the fresh flower truck along with the fresh flowers on the bookcase in the white vase.
To make the bookcase arrangement I just gathered greenery….added the white flowers and sticks for height.
I wish I had a fresh flower truck in our neighborhood.
Here….we just shop the fields. 🙂
And now….my wonderful, incredible, amazing rock star friend…..
……here’s the details on the contest.
You see….this is a contest for our readers to pick a favorite room.
And one lucky voter will win $10,000.00.
Every vote counts as an entry for a chance to win $10,000 in La-Z-Boy furniture
And you can vote once per day until December 20th when voting ends
You can see all the other blogger rooms and details on the contest and vote….here.
And I’m crossing my fingers and hoping you like textures and patterns and reclaimed wood and metal bookcases and industrial coffee tables and creamy sofas with nail head trim…..
…..and “the little industrial farmhouse room that could.”
disclaimer: La-z-boy provided travel and accommodations for the trip. All opinions and words are completely my own.
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