Recently my friend Alex approached me about helping her design her living room. I enthusiastically jumped in and loved working with her. We started by checkout out her inspiration pictures and determined that all the designs that she loved had a western flare with Mid Century furniture. I started out by creating a mood board that I call the “Modern Cowboy Living Room”.
Along with creating the mood board for her, I also created a private Pinterest Board with a ton of buying ideas and links. I left the purchasing up to Alex, and then after everything arrived I helped her stage it all. I am so happy with the end results and excited to share them with you!
As a starting point for the room we made these floor to ceiling curtains out of this fabric *contains affiliate link*. We used my tutorial for making and hanging curtains.
These honeycomb shelves are an adorable way to display some of their things, as well as add some dimension to the wall.
Alex was lucky enough to inherit this gorgeous antique buffet from a family member. We just removed one of the drawers and drilled a hole through the back in order to use it as a TV console. I love mixing old and new and feel like this piece was practically made for the space!
This awesome geometric brass lamp was another hand me down from family. I just love it paired with a simple drum shade.
Alex already owned the charcoal couch, so the charcoal color was one of our jumping off points for the rest of the room. Alex grew up on a ranch and loves horses, so it was fun to infuse the room with a “cowboy flare” with pieces like the Cow rug and horse canvas.
I even felt like these camel colored accent chairs imitated the leather of a saddle, and helped tie in the western theme.
We used a metal drum end table so that the room wouldn’t feel too heavy with furniture.
These new blue vases were the perfect way to tie in the bits of blue accented through the room. These lilacs came straight off the gorgeous bush right on the side of her house!
Across the room we wanted to make the entry functional, but also help it tie into the rest of the room. In a pinch for large group gatherings the bench also serves as additional seating.
I love how through the design process we were able to work in family heirlooms as well as her love of horses along in a very modern way. It was so much fun to work with Alex on this design.
I’m looking forward to doing more design projects for a few other clients I have lined up over the next few months! If you’re looking for some design help with anything from a mood board to an entire room overhaul I’d love for you to check out my Design Services and get in touch with me!