Monday Mood Board: Classic Style with Modern Color

The goal for this project was to infuse a classic living room with new energy.  The client’s style preferences straddled the border between classic and modern.  We wanted a bright, colorful, layered space for entertaining guests that was neither stuffy nor minimal.  I took inspiration from a gorgeous floral beach towel and sought to create the same color palette within the room, using a buttery yellow for the walls, pops of bright coral red and textured neutrals for the textiles, and softer accents of blue, brown, yellow, and pink throughout.  Colorful artwork and glass lamps, as well as geometric mirrors and shelves added to the contemporary look of the final design, while rich materials like brass, velvet, and marble imparted sophistication and a hint of glamour.

modern coral living room mood board

As mentioned in my recent post, The Importance of Mood Boards in E-Design, a Mood Board is a collage of images that represent the interior designer’s vision for a particular space.  Mood boards often combine photos of rooms from design magazines and blogs, abstract images, and photos of furniture or decor that may eventually be used in the design.  The designer’s vision is based upon the client’s initial description of their style, needs, and goals for their room.  By gathering images together in a mood board, a designer can paint a clear picture to convey style, mood, color scheme, and more.  I like to add text to my mood boards to ensure that the client can easily understand the reason I chose each photo.

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2 thoughts on “Monday Mood Board: Classic Style with Modern Color

  1. Adding pops of colour to a neutral room with key furniture pieces either beautifully upholstered or painted, can be a great way to add style without over power a scheme and making it too chaotic.

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