DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by Invitation Homes. All opinions are my own. Thank you to Invitation Homes for sponsoring this post!
Good morning friends!!! Happy FriYAYYYYY!!! As we “speak” I am actually at this beautifully completed Invitation Homes’ Make It Home Show House doing a temporary wallpaper workshop! As you all know, wallpaper is my THING. I loooooove the bold color and pattern that even just a small addition of wallpaper can add to a space. More on that shortly…
When Invitation Homes reached out to collaborate I was soooo incredibly honored. First, I have never ever had the opportunity to design a show home in all of my 14 years of interior design but have always wanted to! Designing a room without any “feedback” from a client is such a wonderful opportunity to really showcase a designer’s true aesthetic. And second, oh my gosh! Working alongside Emily Henderson and the other five oh so fabulously talented designers was a dream come true. Rhoda, Kevin, Erin, Brittni and Meghan were so sweet and so much fun to work with and “party with”. Okay, we really didn’t party but we did have sooo much fun at all of the events.
Invitation Homes is the premier home leasing company and can be found in 17 markets across the U.S. They have more than 80,000 high-quality, updated and professionally maintained homes with convenient proximity to jobs and good schools. Did you know that there are more U.S. households renting than at any point in the last 50 years? Also, that more than 100 million Americans rent their home? That is why Invitation Homes has put together a team to create the Make it Home Design Forecast and Show House here in Atlanta!
Today is the day… we are ALL sharing our final reveals!!! It has been sooo much fun and I am so excited to share each and every detail of my final space. I was given the formal living room and I just loved the idea of designing with a modern take on a “formal” space in mind. I decided that giving it more functionality than a space that is simply “pretty to look at” was key. I know with me and my kiddos, the girls always want to be where the adults are. Particularly when other families are over for dinner. My idea for the space was to create a beautiful and cozy spot for adults to hang out and play card games with the other half of the room devoted to the kiddos! This room layout was the perfect opportunity to create this dual purpose space because it had a good side “hidden nook” that isn’t completely visible when you enter the front door.
In designing the “adult space” in the formal living room, I started with the idea of selecting a beautiful temporary wallpaper with rental home in mind! This incredibly gorgeous paper from Urban Walls was sooooo easy to install and it literally just peels right off whenever you want to take it down! It created such a stunning accent wall and is the perfect choice for those of you either renting a home or afraid to take the “wallpaper plunge”. Next up, I found this beautiful and super luxurious Strathmore Sofa in Bella Lagoon Fabric by JL Furniture! The absolutely PERFECT pop of deep color against the blush wallpaper. It is so cozy and was literally the seat of choice for everyone during the media event earlier this week. I have TWO JL Furniture sectionals in our home and they are both the best in quality and comfort. Next up, lighting! Always one of my favorite aspects of design. I chose this incredibly beautiful Twilight Chandelier by Crystorama. I have used Crystorama lighting in my projects for years and years now. I always find a million fixtures that I love and they’re always updating their designs. Finally, the curtains! Literally the cherry on top for any room. I truly feel like a room usually isn’t complete without floor to ceiling drapery. I found these gorgeous and incredibly well-made custom Cream Curtains from Martha & Dash. I chose a euro pleat and as always in my designs, I had them hung literally from floor to ceiling! That always makes the ceiling height seem so much higher and it just always seems to look much more elegant.
Without further ado, here’s a peek at my completed Formal Living Room…
Thank you to Our Sponsors!
Removable Wallpaper- Urban Walls
Twilight Chandelier- Crystorama
Side Tables- Home Depot
A Modern Take on A Formal Living Room with the Invitation Homes Show House…
Continue the Show Home Tour…
Kitchen, Family Room & Breakfast Room- Head Over to Emily’s Blog HERE!
Outdoor Patio- Head Over to Rhoda’s Blog HERE!
Master Bedroom- Head Over to Kevin’s Blog HERE!
Kid’s Bedroom- Head Over to Erin’s Blog HERE!
Guest Bedroom/Home Office- Head Over to Brittni’s Blog HERE!
Dining Room- Head Over to Meghan’s Blog HERE!
XOXO, Brittany Hayes