My living room makeover with Arhaus - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose - home tour

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan

I’ve finally gotten my ducks in a row enough to share our living room design plan with you all. We’d LOVE your input! We have furniture inspo, and I put together specific room design options for installing an electric fireplace, modern wainscoting, and switching up the layout to feel more intentional.

While I know a lot of you mentioned adding color to the walls to warm things up from my previous before post, I think I’m still set on the all white for now. I think the new furniture, fireplace/mantle addition, and more molding with make it feel cozier without having to commit to painting 20ft walls a certain color. What can I say? I’m predictable, haha.

Here’s a panoramic photo of the living room and the dining room so you can have a better idea of how the layout works —

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

I currently hate the giant gap of random things in between the dining room and living room. Having the space defined is great, but it’s just an eye sore, and I’m hoping the new plan will make it seem more intentional.

This is the first mockup I made of the fireplace installation with a similar flow to the current TV unit. It shows the fireplace with a wood storage cutout in the marble fireplace and then a white shiplap finish above the mantle —

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

I wasn’t sure if it was too busy with the wood insert, but I like the idea of the warmth it adds. This is a second option without the wood insert, which has a more sleek, minimal feel —

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Note to the far right that there is molding that will go into the dining so that the end of the storage looks a bit more finished. The wainscoting will wrap around the other side of the living room as well (seen below).

Please disregard my horrific Photoshop perspective skills, haha! Clearly, the wainscoting will not be weirdly larger than the storage unit, I’m just terrible with designing dimensional element, lol.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Yay or nay to the molding? Also, do you like the wood insert or leave it just plain marble? There will be a lot more styling involved in the mantle and storage unit, but I tried to spare you too much of my “photoshop” work.

As for the furniture, here’s what we’ve purchased so far:

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We’re die hard Wayfair & Dwell Studio fans, so you miiiight recognize a running theme here, haha.

I’m still deciding on a coffee table, what to do about curtains (should they stay the same as the currently oversized white ones?), and what to put on the wall behind the couch. The sofa will definitely be staying in the same position as it is now based on electronic hookups.

VERY excited to see this come together because right now we basically have two sets of furniture in our living room, ha! What was I thinking when I decided to renovate the house and studio at the same time, I do not know. Oh wait, yes. Baby coming in 5 months is a good incentive!

My living room makeover with Arhaus - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose - home tour

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan

I’ve finally gotten my ducks in a row enough to share our living room design plan with you all. We’d LOVE your input! We have furniture inspo, and I put together specific room design options for installing an electric fireplace, modern wainscoting, and switching up the layout to feel more intentional.

While I know a lot of you mentioned adding color to the walls to warm things up from my previous before post, I think I’m still set on the all white for now. I think the new furniture, fireplace/mantle addition, and more molding with make it feel cozier without having to commit to painting 20ft walls a certain color. What can I say? I’m predictable, haha.

Here’s a panoramic photo of the living room and the dining room so you can have a better idea of how the layout works —

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

I currently hate the giant gap of random things in between the dining room and living room. Having the space defined is great, but it’s just an eye sore, and I’m hoping the new plan will make it seem more intentional.

This is the first mockup I made of the fireplace installation with a similar flow to the current TV unit. It shows the fireplace with a wood storage cutout in the marble fireplace and then a white shiplap finish above the mantle —

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

I wasn’t sure if it was too busy with the wood insert, but I like the idea of the warmth it adds. This is a second option without the wood insert, which has a more sleek, minimal feel —

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Note to the far right that there is molding that will go into the dining so that the end of the storage looks a bit more finished. The wainscoting will wrap around the other side of the living room as well (seen below).

Please disregard my horrific Photoshop perspective skills, haha! Clearly, the wainscoting will not be weirdly larger than the storage unit, I’m just terrible with designing dimensional element, lol.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Yay or nay to the molding? Also, do you like the wood insert or leave it just plain marble? There will be a lot more styling involved in the mantle and storage unit, but I tried to spare you too much of my “photoshop” work.

As for the furniture, here’s what we’ve purchased so far:

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Our Living Room Design Plan by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We’re die hard Wayfair & Dwell Studio fans, so you miiiight recognize a running theme here, haha.

I’m still deciding on a coffee table, what to do about curtains (should they stay the same as the currently oversized white ones?), and what to put on the wall behind the couch. The sofa will definitely be staying in the same position as it is now based on electronic hookups.

VERY excited to see this come together because right now we basically have two sets of furniture in our living room, ha! What was I thinking when I decided to renovate the house and studio at the same time, I do not know. Oh wait, yes. Baby coming in 5 months is a good incentive!

Comments

  • Sarah Kellogg

    07.27.17

    My vote is without the wood insert. I think you can add warmth in other less permanent ways. Like the plan so far! Can’t wait to see the results!

    • Thank you so much, Sarah! :) Have to keep that in mind!

  • Bobbi

    07.27.17

    I like the idea of adding wood logs for texture and warmth. If you don’t want to fully commit to the idea with an insert, maybe you could pile some in a basket or wire bin? Overall, I love your design!

    • That’s a great idea! Have to remember that if we don’t commit to the wood insert. Thank you, Bobbi! xo

  • Ginny

    07.27.17

    Keep the white, you can always add any color you want and totally change the look. Forget that fake fireplace.

    • That’s what we were thinking with the color! Thank you, Ginny! xo

  • Jacqueline M.

    07.27.17

    I really like the wood insert! I think it definitely adds warmth and it adds texture. I think it ties in sort of the mix of modern and rustic just like the marble and shiplap. Really great idea!

    • Thanks so much, Jacqueline! That’s exactly what we were hoping for with the design! :)

  • Tessa

    08.03.17

    I really like your plans!! Especially the leather chairs! In what program did you make this? I m looking for something to put my ideas in one place for the livingroom but photoshop seems too much work. So may I ask if you are using a easier program?

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