Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Making a house your home is always fun and exciting. Being able to add your style and incorporate meaningful pieces that make your home look inviting and appealing makes an ordinary space extraordinary. I was able to design each room just the way I wanted it since I had a blank canvas to start with. I will be sharing each room with you this week so stay tuned! With that being said, let’s start with the living room.
Highlights in decor:
I believe in putting large items around large tvs on a big wall. So when I found these awnings in someone’s trash pile, you better believe I pulled over to the side of the road and pulled them out. Well, actually, they were stuck under some branches, and I couldn’t get them out. There were some teenage boys walking by, and I paid them $10 to help me load them. HA!
I love the lighting from Fixer Upper! So, 2 of the light fixtures were Joanna Gaines inspired! Thanks, Fixer Upper and Jojo!
I have always wanted piano keys to hang on my wall, so when our church got a new piano and restored it, I dug (asked my husband to dig) in the trash and got them out. There is a trash theme going on here that I never realized.
I love the look of animal skin rugs, but they are a strange shape and don’t cover all the floor like a normal size rug. I have seen layering on this type of rug, and I like the look of having a bit of the pattern underneath peeking through.
We have a lot of neutral colors, lots of gray and white. I wanted a pop of color and sassiness but needed small chairs for the far side of the room. These turquoise chairs were just what I was looking for!
I used gold accent pieces throughout that give the room an elegant touch.
Stripes are my favorite pattern to use, so of course I had to use striped curtains to dress up the windows! Mixing patterns is a great way to add diversity to any space. By the way, geometric patterns are on trend for 2017. Its always nice to be in style. LOL.
Below are the before and after pictures of this living room.
In tomorrow’s post we will take a walk through the barn doors and into the kitchen!