Let the Sun Shine In! (sneak peek of Cali. consultation)

I had the recent pleasure of consulting (online) for a California couple seeking a happy new perspective on their living area. Lighten, brighten, spruce it up we must- bring the California sun indoors!

When I heard they were shooting for a Hollywood Regency style with splashes of bright blue, pink, and yellow my ears perked up like my 3 year old’s when notified he’s headed for an ice cream shop.

Here is their living area-

This couple gravitates toward grays and yellow/creams. The are very happy with the rooms throughout the home currently painted in yellow tones.

They are interested in this look and feel (love it!)-

Here are my thoughts-

To put it lightly, I’m a fan of gray, but in this case I think we should steer clear. The room doesn’t get a lot of natural light and the long dark wall feels, well, a little sad (at least for now).

I feel a light tan, with yellow undertone coming on… for the majority of the room. It will relate to the yellow tones throughout the home without being a match, and keep things bright.

Next- let’s move the accent wall to the walls behind the couch and TV. Side note- furniture, decor, window treatments will be changing- so we have sort of a blank slate (love this too). The accent walls will act as an anchor for the seating area and add a minimal but vibrant splash of color (which they’ll incorporate throughout the room with artwork, decor, etc…).

We even discussed adding a pearl finish on top of the neutral paint color to glam things up a bit- though the rough wall surface poses a challenge…

So here’s what I came up with, 2 different color directions with furniture and decor ideas to inspire the beginning of a whole new look…



What do you think?

(thank you Apartment Therapy, Etsy, Room & Board, ZGallerie, and West Elm for the photos and fabulous decor)


2 thoughts on “Let the Sun Shine In! (sneak peek of Cali. consultation)

  1. both options are beautiful, but it seems there are only so many times you can incorporate coral and oranges into a room. this scheme feels old-school hollywood, yet current to me and completely suitable for a california home. nice work!

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