Right before the pandemic started, we committed to an interior design refresh for the townhouse we renovated over five years ago. If you’ve ever renovated, you feel my pain of getting to the end of the project, only to have no money left for all the really fun things you envisioned you would do. Art! All new furniture to fit the space! The list goes on. After careful consideration, we hired a1000xBetter to help us with a virtual refresh—hello, pandemic! We couldn’t exactly do this the usual way. I’m so excited to share the interior design mood boards that guided this project.
My taste has evolved since we first moved in and white was king in the Instagram world of design. I wanted to warm up the space, and bring in an air of sophistication—without losing the comfort factor. While I still love black and white, and it’s still very much a theme, we layered it with browns and greens and patterns that give the space a homier feel. A few vintage touches really made all the difference. I look forward to collecting more treasures when we can finally travel again.
The first mood board image is for our entry way. While wallpaper is not cheap, it certainly packs a big a punch. Overall, the wallpaper is the biggest wow factor and really set the tone for our entire downstairs. Our home now feels like a boutique hotel when you walk inside.
What I love about these mood boards is that they gave us just the right amount of options. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with choices when decorating, so having a professional narrow it down makes life so much easier. Our living room furniture was just too big for the space, and (other than the poor light), I just couldn’t figure out why I never wanted to be in that room. I tried so hard to figure out a solution myself, but our awkward fire place in the corner, coupled with a big sliding door made it a real challenge to decorate for form and function. It is now exactly what we envisioned for a cozy night in!
I am soooo crazy about the art picks for this project. Everything has been framed and hung. I’ll make sure to share links with anything that is still available for purchase online once I share photos.
Since our townhome is an open floor plan, it was a challenge to make the dining space really work. We have had a really small round table in this space since we moved in, but it was very chunky and had seen better days. We are still waiting on our new table and rug to arrive, and then we can install the light. This room is really the biggest hold up right now.
This is the mood board for our master bedroom. Sadly, this gorgeous rug sold (one of a kind) before I could buy it, but everything else is here. We are holding off on the wallpaper for now. I know it would look amazing, but it’s a big expense and I don’t think it would help our resale value if we decide to sell our place anytime soon. We couldn’t believe how just a few new items pulled it together with colors and patterns that i would have never picked out myself. Our bedroom feels so serene now.
I will definitely have our home photographed again once it is complete–I would guess by the end of July. Watch this space if you’d like to see the results!