One Room, Two Looks

Following the completion of a sunroom E-Design for one of my clients a month or so ago, I was asked to create a plan for the bonus room as well. Similar to many scenarios I see time and time again, Patty had purchased new furniture pieces and a few decorative accessories, but she didn’t feel like the room was coming together and it seemed, as she put it,  “kind of blah.” The main purpose of the bonus room was a place for Patty’s teenage daughter and her friends to hang out in. It also served as an occasional sleeping spot for her family when they visited. She wanted this space to have a more contemporary and fun vibe than the rest of the home, but still be classy and comfortable enough for everyone to enjoy.

After receiving photos, samples (paint swatches, carpet, furniture fabric, etc.), as well as written information about the room, I realized that Patty needed elements that would tie the room’s finishes, her furniture selections and accent pieces together. Although the furnishings were fantastic stand alone pieces, the overall look of the room was disjointed. In addition, some of Patty’s original purchases included red accessories, but she was open to any color suggestions.

What I decided to do was create one general plan along with two different color scenarios. I started using Olioboard as a tool for putting mood boards together and it made completing this task much easier. (I’m quite new to Olioboard and I’m definitely in the learning phase. However, after only trying it for a short while, I’m hooked and will be using it moving forward.) The first scheme I put together incorporated the red décor items Patty had previously purchased and the second option included turquoise.

One Room, Two Looks- Red Bonus Room Design

One Room, Two Looks- Turquoise Bonus Room Design

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As you can see, I kept the main pieces in the room the same and merely swapped out the accessories. Within the plan, I  included additional room suggestions, such as panel moulding, furniture placement, drapery details and more that aren’t shown here. Patty loved the ideas and I’ll be finding out which color scheme she has decided to go with when we do a follow up call this week.

Now it’s your turn! Which color scenario for a bonus room would you select? Do you love the vibrant red or the cool turquoise? I’d love to know!

Note: Client’s details (such as budget breakdown, profile, etc.) have been excluded for confidentiality reasons. This plan is a snapshot of one of our E-Design Kits and does not showcase all components in order to respect the fees associated with our services. All designs and images are property of Satori Design for Living. Please see General Policies if you have any questions.

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About Shauna Oberg

I'm Shauna, founder of Satori Design for Living. I absolutely love decorating and organizing and consider myself extremely blessed that I am able to live my life creatively and thoughtfully everyday. My passion is facilitating transformations that inspire, nurture and fulfill ... Learn More About Shauna

Comments

  1. I am liking the blue and yellow the best!  Fresh and relaxing!

  2. The turquoise is my favorite, love your choices! The graphic rug and polka dot chair keep it fun, yet sophisticated!

  3. Hi Shauna – I like the turquoise better. It looks fresh and modern. Nice thing about either scheme – a few simple accessory changes and you have a whole new look.

    • The turquoise is definitely my pick as well. I think that color scheme is more current for a teenage girl, yet sophisticated enough for adults too. Thanks for popping by!

  4. I love the second color scheme the best. My favorites colors. It feels more inviting than the first one.

  5. I’m loving the turquoise!

  6. Love the turquoise!  So beautiful and modern…perfect for a modern teenager!

  7. I agree the second one is my favorite. Where did you find that rug? Love it!

  8. I’m normally a red girl but I’d have to say the turquoise caught my eye here.

  9. My vote is for the turquoise design. The colors are so warm and inviting.

  10. The second one … love the touches of aqua and camel:)

  11. I definitely prefer the second.  I’m a sucker for that blue!

  12. I like the first one because the pop of red creates a bold, signature statement.

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