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 —
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 —
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 —
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.
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:
We’re die hard Wayfair & Dwell Studio fans, so you miiiight recognize a running theme here, haha.
dwell studio sectional with gold legs in nobletex rain upholstery from wayfair / Diamond space throw pillow / white planter / navy cotton throw / indigo framed print set / gold table lamps / 55″ wall mount fireplace / leather lounge chairs in brown / Javari Berry Sunrise rug by loloi also available on Wayfair
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!