Thursday, July 2, 2015


After almost 2 years of living in our house, we finally have the front room finished! Well, almost finished. Technically the "before" picture is an empty room, but here's a picture from our house listing.

I always feel overwhelmed when I start decorating because I never know where to start. There's a lot to consider: the room layout, colors, style and of course keeping everything within budget. To help me plan things out (I know, typical type A), I create a "mood board" for the room.

For those of you that aren't in the advertising world, let me try to explain without sounding completely crazy. A mood board is basically a collection of images or words typically laid out in a collage. They're used in initial client presentations to help bring a new ad campaign to life. It sort of helps you visualize what a campaign idea could be without investing a ton of time thinking through every detail of a TV spot or print ad. Anyway, being the nerd that I am, I use them in my everyday life. :)

Here's what my living room mood board looked like. I like to pull in pictures from furniture stores, Pinterest, and even pictures of furniture I already have. It's just a good way to play around without making any financial investments. And, they're fun to look back at after the room is done!

mood board living room

And here's how the room turned out!

mid century farmhouse living room

I still need to hang something over the couch. I'm just waiting for that perfect flea market gem. Anyone have any ideas? 

floating shelves

James made these custom floating shelves and I think they turned out great! 

mid century farmhouse living room billy balls

farmhouse living room

farmhouse gold mirror

city to south entry waymid century entry way

city to south white chair

Couldn't resist <3