I. Am. So. Excited.
As I’ve mentioned, running has been replaced with decorating this fall. I’ve been getting things together using lots of ideas I’ve gathered from design blogs and from a custom moodboard Lauren and Courtney of Kelly + Olive drew up for me. Though we’ve been friends since co-creating Chiblogo, I’ve never had the chance to use their services until now. And I have to say, they are super easy to work with and I highly recommend picking their brains if you are doing a room re-design yourself.
As a jewelry designer and avid decorating fan, I thought I could do the rooms all by myself. And I could have. But they wouldn’t quite have the same polish and freshness that I wanted without an expert(s) opinion.
Check out what they came up with for my new apartment.
Kelly + Olive Moodboard
Love this room! At first I was a bit unsure about the patterned rug, but when I saw a room shot with it, I knew they were right. The price however was a bit too steep for me, so I passed and decided to go with another suggestion Courtney made from Overstock.com. I also found very similar pillows on Overstock. I adore the boot umbrella holder and hope to get it in the weeks to come.
As for the coffee table, though I think it’s awesome, I’m not sure we will have space for it in our living room.
This dining room combination is perfect. The table and chairs are now in place and the flower painting is ready to be hung. I like the accessories and might get them for the holidays.
For the time being, I’m going to stick to a beige rug I already have and swap that awesome aqua blue color for the living room.
Of course, I love the chevron project (I’ve been thinking and thinking about it for months). I also think the acrylic chairs rock, but since I already have awesome Room & Board chairs, I am going to stick with them.
The chandelier is a great example of why I asked for C+L opinions’, I never would have considered that fixture, but I think I might get it! We could certainly use more light in the studio during the dark Chicago winter.
Yellow! I can’t seem to get enough yellow lately. So the Flor tiles are awesome and when I have some extra cash to spend, I plan on getting them.
I love the idea of yellow, black, gray, and white – these items or something similar will definitely find a home in the new studio.
If you are as smitten as I am with Courtney and Lauren’s ideas, feel free to get your own custom moodboard at Kelly + Olive.