Design Project: Modern + Contemporary with Bold Blues

Hey Friends!

I’m happy to be here today to share a beautiful design concept I have put together for my friends Erica and Kofi! This is an especially fun project because they happen to be my next door neighbors. When Erica reached out to me to ask if I would help them pull their design ideas together, I was not only honored, but so excited. Their color scheme is bold, bright and absolutely beautiful. What you will find below is a series of design boards that covers their entire open concept downstairs area- from the Entryway & Bathroom, through their Breakfast Nook, Kitchen & Dining Area, and then finishing in their grand Living Room. I hope you enjoy this fun, contemporary and modern design.

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Entryway & Hall Bathroom

Here are the items used for the Entryway & Hall Bath Design:


White Jacquard Bath Towel- $24.99

Grey Jacquard Hand Towel- $5.99

Teal Glass Toothbrush Holder- $9.99

Teal Glass Soap Dispenser- $12.99

Faux String of Pearls in Brass Pot- $14.99

Hammered Brass Wastebasket- $19.99


Gold Wall Hook- $9.99 each

Wooden and Metal Wall Clock- $73.99

Brass “Hello” Wall Sign- $16.54

Chenille Basketweave Blanket in Cream- $14.99

Navy Blue Jacquard Pillow Cover- $17.99

Teal & White Pillow Cover- $5.99

White & Gold Pillow Cover- $9.99

Tufted Teal Bench- $156.99

Abstract Waterfall Rug (Runner 2’8″x8′)- $56.00

Breakfast Nook

Here are the items used for the Breakfast Nook Design:

Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ Reproduction Canvas Print 24″x36″- $34.99

Pierced Brass Drum Chandelier- $199.99

Silver & Grey Geometric Wallpaper- $18.75

Galvanized and Gold Napkin Ring- $2.99

Grey Cloth Napkin set of 4- $9.99

Aqua Woven Placemat set of 4- $15.00

Silver Placemat- $1.99 each

Beige Fabric Settee- $220.99

Marble & Brass Round Dining Table- $271.99

Navy Blue Metal Dining Chairs set of 2- $99.99

5′ Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree- $58.50

Navy Blue Basket- $19.99

Glass Candlesticks set of 3- $15.99

Silver Rectangular Tray- $19.99

Faux Lemon Vase Filler 11 piece- $9.99

6′ Round Braided Denim and Jute Rug- $125.64

Kitchen & Dining Area

Here are the items used for the Kitchen and Dining Area Design:

Faux Maidenhair Fern in Wood Pot- $24.99

Sky Blue 6 Qt. Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven- $89.99

Metal Recipe Box- $14.99

Wood and Metal Covered Cake Stand- $34.99

Decorative Wood Bowl- $24.99

Brass Paper Towel Holder- $9.99

28″ Light Blue Nailhead Barstool- $119.99

-Same Cloth Napkins & Napkin Rings as above-

Grey Round Placemat- $1.99 each

Gold Round Placemat- $1.99 each

Hammered Brass Serving Bowl- $19.99

White Vase- $24.99

Navy Table Runner- $17.99

Blue Moroccan Trellis Area Rug- $132.47

Color Palette Inspired Books:

‘Things We Love’- $26.10

‘Living With Pattern’- $22.09

‘Beautiful’- $30.59

‘Apartment Therapy- Complete + Happy Home’- $23.20

‘Blue and White Style’- $20.06

-Dining Table is clients existing furniture-

Living Room

Here are the items used for the Living Room Design:

Faux Maidenhair Fern in Wood Pot- $24.99

-Family Photo Engineer Print Inspiration and Tutorial

Wood Trellis Console Table- $149.99

Brass Handled Acrylic Tray- $34.99

Hammered Silver Drum Side Table- $69.99

Sectional Sofa, Color: Geo Cream, Pillow Color: Vibe Tranquil- $2495

-All pillow covers can be found at H&

Knit Pouf, Teal- $62.99

Abstract Waterfall Rug 8’x10′- $214.29

-Wood Shelving Units are clients existing furniture-

Modern Sputnik Brass 6 Light Chandelier- $138.99

White Sideboard Cabinet- $299.99

Faux Fur Blanket- $24.99

Grey Nailhead Slipper Chair- $249.99

Acrylic & Brass Tripod Floor Lamp- $99.99

The goal driving these designs was for the rooms to feel cohesive, but for them to all have their own identity, all while creating a budget friendly, higher end look. I believe I achieved that, and look forward to the next steps in putting these rooms together for Erica and Kofi. Which design board is your favorite? Is this inspiring you to add color to your home? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so let’s chat in the comments!

Big hugs,
Emily ❤️

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