Mood Boards

Carrie’s Design Dilemma

Carrie’s ready to give her bedroom a chic and modern new look. Here’s her letter:

I am SO EXCITED that my boyfriend Brian got me a custom mood board from YHL for my 25th birthday! We live in Richmond as well and I LOVE your site, your style, your advice, and pretty much everything you write about! Can you tell I’m excited? Our bedroom needs your help. I think our style is pretty modern (think IKEA, CB2, ZGallerie, Jonathan Adler and Target of course) with a hint of beachy/casual. I love pops of color and fun patterns. The bed and dresser must stay. The shades should also stay – I love them, but I think they need a little dressing up! I love the chaise lounge (it was my grandmother’s) although I’m not really sure how to make it work in the space. The weird little letter writing desk can go but I’d like to the nightstands (they can also be painted). We also have a super ugly ceiling fan that I’d love to replace. The rug, bedding, lamps, and other accessories can go. Feel free to go mood board-crazy! I’d like to keep the White Satin wall color, but when it comes to accessories, I love orange and blue together! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! The room is definitely ready for a makeover! -Carrie (and Brian)

Yes it certainly is ready for a punchy and modern pick-me-up. Here’s the plan:

And now for the mood board breakdown.

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Lindsay’s Design Dilemma

Lindsay’s living room is bursting with total makeover potential. Here’s her letter:

I’m really excited to begin! My living room as a mismatched disaster! It’s a big space and I really can’t figure out what to do with it. I love your rooms and would like mine to reflect them. I am working to move all of my rooms into a more light and airy feel. I do have a 2 year old (with more babies to come in the future) so it needs to be somewhat kid friendly. My hubby won’t let me go too overboard so I need to keep: the entertainment center, toy chest, couch, chair, end table and coffee table. Obviously the giant orange wall (what the heck was I thinking?) is bare and needs to be repainted with the rest of the room. I just painted my kitchen Ben Moore “Sterling” so I need the new room to compliment that color. My plan was to paint the living room Ben Moore “November Rain” but I’m open to new ideas. I would love to put up a photo collage with frames on that accent wall (if you think it would work). I also was thinking about a roman shade for the window above the stairs- any ideas? There aren’t any patterns or colors that I don’t like for the room, I just want to keep it somewhat light. Thanks so much! -Lindsay

This space is primed for a major transformation. Here’s the plan:

And now for the mood board breakdown.

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