By Katja Kromann

Designing a room around loved pieces

Designing a room around loved pieces
A friend of mine posed a challenge: She wanted to buy a new dining table and chairs and get a modern, colorful look, while keeping her loved yellow sofas, antique sideboard and weathered zinc bucket accessories.

I went online to find pieces that look similar to her pieces, so I had a starting off point for my mood boards. Here is what I found:

The picture of the buffet, I found here. It is so lovely. The zinc buckets I found here. And the sofa here.

So with those in mind, and keeping it a rustic, yet colorful style, I came up with these two mood boards. One for the living room and one for the dining room.

1 IKEA Aina curtains, 2 ZGalleri rug , 3 Crate & Barrel art print , 4 Ballard Design floor lamp, 5 Ballard Design mirror , 6 Urban Outfitters deer head , 7 All Modern navy pillow and ZGallerie Ikat pillow, 8 West Elm metal table, 9 Crate & Barrel Votives, 10 Home Decorators throw, 11 IKEA coffee table, 12 Ballard Design zinc and wood tray, 13 Crate & Barrel oval basket

1 IKEA picture ledge with art, 2 IKEA Aina curtains , 3 Crate & Barrel dining pendent , 4 Friend already had, 5 West Elm Dining settee, 6 Crate & Barrel yellow pillows, 7 ZGallerie dining table, 8 Crate & Barrel bread basket , 9 Overstock dining chairs , 10 ZGallerie diamond Ikat pillow , 11 Urban Outfitters rug

When I found that deer head, I just could not pass it up for myself and it is now hanging in my dining room. It is made of metal, which surprised me. I thought it was wooden, when I ordered it. It looks really good though. It is about 8 inches wide. I also got two matching hooks - also metal. I am thinking about spray painting them a color for a make-over I plan for my son's room.

Have you found something great lately, that you just had to buy?

Happy weekend!

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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist, a remodeller and home maker by day. My Portfolio
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