Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Go Design

I have some of my favorite bloggers and friends helping me out today! I've asked them to create their own inspiration board with this Room and Board sofa . They'll prove to you that a blue sofa can be fun and stylish. Check out the inspiration boards below.

And thanks to all the lovely ladies for participating. Hop on over to their blogs too for even more fun today!
All inspiration boards are designed around this Room and Board sofa!

Inspiration Board by Kelley at Kelley Maria
Hi everyone, I'm Kelley from Kelley Maria! Megan asked me to design an inspiring board around the Clarke Sofa from Room and Board. I came up with a sophisticated and comfortable living room with accents like the colorful chevron pillow, which looks great against the solid blue sofa. This metallic table lamp pulls nicely from the pillow and adds a fun pop. The coffee and end tables add a natural element to the room, which warms it up. The wall mirror would look great mounted above the sofa and the charcoal hue compliments the other accessories in the room. I can imagine lounging in this comfortable chair reading books all day long!

Thank you for having me over today!

Inspiration Board from Colleen at Dashing Pearl
Hey Lovely Happening Readers! Happy to be back doing another guest post design for the lovely Megan. Here is the design I came up with around the navy sofa she sent over.

I decided to go with a coral, navy and grey theme on this one and include white furniture. To add a bit of pattern into the room, I incorporated both the coral Ikat pillow and the grey greek key pillow. Because I am a huge fan of texture, I threw in the white shag rug for extra comfort. I like the idea of the white marble coffee table to decorate with some stacked books to intrigue guests. To keep the grey theme, I added the grey lamp shade with a white base onto a white distressed side table, which adds extra space to decorate with. And as always, why not have some delicious smelling coral peonies to brighten the room?

Hope you enjoy this design layout, and please stop on by my blog and stay a while!

xoxo colleen

Inspiration Board by Mary at Treasures and a Turquoise Paintbrush
When I saw this gorgeous blue couch, it was clear to me the design should be bright. cheerful. eclectic. a vibrant floral rug pulls it all together - in this space, anything goes! Links listed below.
Color Me Happy

Clarke Sofas, $1,999
3x5 Floral Stripe Printed Rug, $34
Deer Head Hook, $28
Room Essentials® Felt Flower Decorative Pillow - Pink : Target, $17
Bungalow 5 Ceylon Table Lamp In Yellow - Bungalow-5-ceyl-lmp-yel |..., $463
Zeichen Press-type Limited Edition Alphabet in Saffron, $180
Slim End Table in Colors, $149
prettymaps (sfba), $50
DwellStudio® for Target® Yellow Rosettes Decorative Pillow

Inspiration Board by Amanda at The Paper Dahlia
It reminds me of something my grandparents would first have in their home and then ship off to the beach house once they got new furniture. It's good bones would make it a keep vs. sell, plus it looks like it could seat a few while remaining compact for the tight space that is available in a smaller vacation home.

From top left counter clockwise | House Beautiful | Yacht Throw- Cute Beach Decor | Nautical Outdoor Table Lamp- Shades of Light| Clarke Sofa- Room and Board | Thomas Paul- Anthropologie | Vintage Boat OAr Canvas Wall Art, set of 3- Shelley B. Home and Holiday |

Inspiration Boards by me from Lovely Happenings:
Obviously, I really dig this sofa! I mean, I am the one who selected it to be used in our inspiration boards. I also had too many ideas of how to use this blue sofa in one's home. So I made two inspiration boards. It's my blog and I'll do what I want.

My first board is a modern Asian influenced dining room. The Clarke Sofa is used as seating for one side of the table while green Bortoia chairs and a bench flank the other sides. Colorful accents of dragons and bamboo finish off this dining room. I'd gladly eat in there!
Blue Sofa

Basque Honey 104" Dining Table | Crate&Barrel, $999
Basque Honey 84" Bench | Crate&Barrel, $399
Bianca Melamine Dinnerware | Crate&Barrel, $2.95
Harry Bertoia Bertoia Side Chair with Vinyl Seat Pad, $698
Oona Flatware in Place Settings | Crate&Barrel
Clarke Sofas - Kids - Room & Board, $1,999
Living Livelier: Wish List: Chinoiserie Chandelier
ACH-1700: Surya
Schumacher - Fabric - Chiang Mai Dragon - Aquamarine

Option # 2 from me....This is a youthful and modern living room. It's a sophisticated room that doesn't take itself too seriously. Fun colors and awesome tables lend a hand to make this room rock.
Blue Sofa

Cole Chair, $749
Malcolm Large Round Iron Coffee Table Gold Grey, $790
Frankenthaler, Mountains & Sea, $149
arteriors home Orleans round iron end table marble, $950
Frankenthaler, Chairman of the Board, $429
floor lamps > RL '67 BOOM ARM FLOOR LAMP, $945
Clarke Sofas - Kids - Room & Board, $1,999
COCOCOZY: Gate Throw
SIG-1034: Surya
art + interiors

What are your thoughts on all the inspiration boards? Do you have a favorite?


  1. This is such a super fun post! I was definitely already a believer in blue sofas (hello, Emily Henderson absolutely loves them, need I say more? (c:)...but I *love* all this inspiration! I'm a big fan of Mary's super colorful and bright take on it...it reminds me I need more bright color in my house (c:

  2. What a fun challenge! I LOVE the inspiration board from Colleen at Dashing Pearl. The pinks & greys go real nice with the blue couch :)

  3. Love all the options, but I must say I love the girly feel from Colleen's choices. Second favorite is definitely the Asian inspired one by Lovely Happenings. Very fun :)


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