I love this color palette:
If I were the kind of person to totally disregard Hubsey’s taste, our whole house would be blue and green. (He’s wary of green. I don’t UNDERSTAND.) But since I won’t do that, I’ll have to put together an imaginary blue and green living room for my virtual enjoyment instead. I’ve been doing these color-inspired rooms for a while now and this one is hands-down my favorite:
>> I want that sofa in my life. Look at the liiiiines! I purposely chose this one not because it’s gorgeous (though it is) but because it and the ottoman–both from West Elm–are solid colors and you know how I feel about sticking to solids for your main upholstery. It will make your life easier to keep those versatile and bring in some zip with other accessories.
>> Speaking of zip, let’s talk about those pillows and rug. I ALSO want all of them to magically teleport themselves into my house. Remember when you’re mixing patterns to break up the style a bit; here we have a floral and two geometric designs. It just helps add a little more visual interest. The pillows are from Target and are a great price anyway, but what really sets off my Bargain Barometer here is the rug. It’s only $362 for a 5’x8′ on a regular day, but it’s 60% off right now. That’s a big ol’ rug for $145. SNAP IT UP.
>> Since the sofa and ottoman are both dark, I wanted to bring in some brightness with the console and artwork, which are both IKEA. It’s hard to tell here, but the console actually has a glass top and feels a little fancier than the usual IKEA fare. (And it’s still only $200.) The art is one of their ready-to-hang canvases, so you don’t have to shell out any extra dough for a frame. Score.
>> I’m having a moment with wall sconces right now, so that’s what I picked for the lighting. Its simple design is a shout-out to the equally streamlined furniture. The light green paint is Central Park by Benjamin Moore and I think it’d be snazzy as an accent wall behind the couch.
I did the math and you can get this look for $2,074–not counting tax or delivery charges, yadda yadda–but that’s still not bad for a room of new everything. And some of this stuff, like the console and sofa specifically, will work well with other styles over time.
I loooooooove it. Just come to my house, pretty things. Hubsey will change his mind about green.
What’s your favorite color palette? Who else loves these two colors together? What’s your favorite thing here? How dreamy is that sofa?