I’m a maximalist through and through. So, you can imagine how hard it is for me, surrounded by all the lovely Audenza products, to pin down what I actually want in my new home. It’s a small Victorian terrace so I’m limited by the size of the rooms, but it has good bones. I wanted to start with the front living room so we have somewhere welcoming and cosy to come home to that feels like us (I should, possibly, say me, as all my boyfriend really cares about is the size of the TV, but that’s good as I have very strong opinions on what I like!). I’m going to start by showing the mood board for my Maximalist Teal Living Room Scheme Reveal, because the ‘before’ photo is rather uninspiring!
[This post contains some gifted items]
Paint colour, Serpentine by Zoffany [Gifted*] | Gold Sunburst Pendant | Faux Monstera Plant | Tropical Monkey Cushions | Cheetah Fabric by Mathew Williamson for Osborne & Little [Gifted*] | Pink Faux Monstera | Gold Rock On Hand | Giraffe Table | Faunacation Velvet Fabric by Divine Savages [Part-gifted**]
It was a completely blank canvas being solely magnolia floor to ceiling, with a pine mantelpiece and fire surround, built in pine meter cupboard and laminate wood effect flooring. Where to start though in my maximalist living room scheme? Well, last year we shared 3 new season mood board ideas which I designed, and I loved the ‘Fearless Opulence’ mood board, so the design is really an extension of that. As you can tell l am passionate about rich colours, pattern, texture and gold, gold, gold, but obviously in such a small room there are limits – just!
As you can see, there’s a lot to change to create my maximalist living room scheme – luxe living with a quirky edge is how I like to describe it. The sofa is in place now though, the walls are painted in Serpentine by Zoffany* and the accessories are creeping in! The piece de resistance though has to be this amazing fabric, Cheetah by Mathew Williamson for Osborne & Little* in a startling cerise colour, which I fell in love with when researching for the blog on animal print fabrics. It’s a blend of viscose and cotton velvet with a lovely textured pile and I can’t wait to see it as roman blinds in my big bay window. It’s away being made up as we speak – oh so exciting!
What do you think to my maximalist living room mood board? Do you make up mood boards when planning a room? It’s a great way to get a feel for the whole look and to get an idea of how the colours sit together. Keep watching this space for the full room reveal to come – soon, I hope!
*Gifted – the Cheetah print fabric by Osborne & Little and the Serpentine paint by Zoffany have very kindly been gifted for this project.
**Part-gifted – the Faunacation Velvet Fabric by Divine Savages has very kindly been part-gifted for this project (we received the item at a discount).
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