If you’re a fan of HGTV shows, you know that one of the biggest buzz words people overuse is “open concept”. Everyone wants one. It’s a deal breaker if they can’t have it. What HGTV doesn’t show on most of the shows is what to do with the open concept once you have it. How do you decorate the rooms so that they flow together but aren’t too matchy-matchy? Open concept can be a little tricky, and people often have a lot of questions about how to approach it. Today I’m sharing how I am decorating an open concept dining/living/tv room for a client, and I hope it gives you some ideas!
Client Open Concept Mood Boards
Of course the starting point of the design comes from feedback from the client. Preferences on color, style, and budget are first taken into consideration, and then I start pulling together pieces I think they would love. In the case of this client, blues, greys, and whites are layered in the room, with subtle pops of gold. The living room design came together first, and from there I moved on the to TV room.
The TV room sits just off the living room, and has a doorway with no door and a large window-like cutout in the wall, so that essentially the entire room is visible from the living room. For this room, I kept the same blues and greys and white, but this time used the dark indigo blue in much smaller doses. I also included a very different style of art (which appealed more to the husband than the living room art that the wife loved), but it still has the same colors that we are using throughout the open concept design.
The dining room has no separation at all from the living room, and so using the same curtains in both spaces made the most sense. The light fixture ties in with the drum shade fixtures in the other two rooms, and I brought in a mix of metal finishes with the framed art and mirrors.
Besides the curtains in the dining room and living room, nothing is exactly the same. But it all flows together and still looks like the same house through using a tight color palette. This client is local to me, so I hope to have photos of the finished spaces to share with you in the future!
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