Midcentury Modern Living Room Design

After helping her create a complete color palette for the interior of her home, my online client wanted me to cast a vision via e-design for the living room she hopes to make out of the original dining room.  A lover of mid-century modern design, she wanted to use greens and blues to create a fun and funky, Madmen-worthy living room of her dreams!

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Home Staging Advice from 10 Experts

When the design board website, Olioboard, asked me to participate in a bloghop with nine other home staging experts, I said heck yeah!  As a Nashville-based home stager, I’m ALL ABOUT befores-and-afters (in case you haven’t noticed).  I pulled an actual “before” photo of a vacant room that I staged a few years ago.  At the time I actually staged it, I had to rent a houseful of furnishings.  I was limited to what was available from this particular rental company, but I’m not limited as to how I can stage it virtually on Olioboard!  It’s such a great tool to use with clients when trying to visualize a design plan.  So here’s a shot of the “before” of this neutral living room.  

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 Vacant Property Before

 

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All I Want for Christmas is Design Camp!

I’m not one to enter contests, truly.  But this caught my attention for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s sponsored by two of my favorites:  designer Tobi Fairley and Benjamin Moore Paints.  Second, it’s about 2013 Color Trends which I have blogged about more than a couple of times this fall.

The Decorologist’s Contest Entry

 

The contest required creating a Mood Board that showcases your conception of 2013 Color Trends in a room design. My paint color choices included Benjamin Moore’s Prescott Green (on the walls) and Weston Flax (on the ceiling).   Did I mention the prize?  A few days at CAMP!

 

Well, not really THAT kind of camp.  DESIGN CAMP!!!  Tobi Fairley holds weekend design camps several times a year in Little Rock, Arkansas.  If I were to be voted one of the top 4 Mood Boards in the Tobi Fairley – Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2012 contest, I would get a free ticket to her fabulous camp.

Tobi Fairley’s Design Camp

 

You can help get me there. If you have an account on Olioboard, please vote for my moodboard called “Gilt-y Pleasures.”  All you have to do is go to this link and click on the heart beneath the picture.  You can vote every day for the next couple of weeks – I’ll probably bug you about it again later . . . If you don’t have an account on Olioboard, you may want to sign up for one (it’s free) so that you can make your own moodboards!

 

Also, you still have a chance to win a copy of Miss Mustard Seed’s Inspired You, so check out my post from Monday for details.  

Miss Mustard Seed’s New Book

 

I’ll be announcing my three lucky winners next week!  You guys are the best – good luck and have a great weekend!