Our living room doubles as Alison's office and a place to meet with couples for wedding consultations as well as a significant part of our home. We wanted to create a nice and personal space where we would feel comfortable with friends and family, but one that also allowed us to meet with people on a professional level.
To create the room, we started with the rug to give us the color palette, which was Alison's mom's idea - her mom helped create a design plan for the room. Then we chose colors for the walls and ceiling to match the rug (swiss coffee for the ceiling, whispering wheat for three walls, and terracotta red for the accent wall). Next, we painted a couple of salvaged tables to pull out the blues from the rug. We also had silk drapes made to not only help with insulation, but also give the place a little more of a "homey" feel. The furniture is a combo of thrift stores, Anthropologie, CB2, Therapy, and Ikea. We're still short one coffee table (which a friend is making), and wall art.
Photos by Adm Golub