Joyful Design For January

blue and green living room
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Hey, friends. How’s your week going? Hope it’s been a good one so far. I’m super excited because this month sees the first of my room designs go live in the grandinroad website and catalog – a gorgeous blue and green living room! Each month, between now and June, I’m going to be creating a make-you-smile style room from grandinroad’s product assortment to inspire you and provide achievable yet stunning ideas for home updates. How fun is that? This is such a fun project for me and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Creating warm, welcoming, gently colorful spaces that make you want to, well, never leave(!) is a favorite aspect of my work. If doing this also gives me the opportunity to inspire you guys to want to make similar updates to your own homes along the way then that really makes me smile!

As you guys know I get a ton of my design inspiration from travel, so my friends at grandinroad and I thought it would be fun if I designed a room inspired entirely by one of your favorite places to travel. So, we’re running a competition where you could win a $1,000 grandinroad gift card and to see a room in the catalog that’s designed by me and 100% inspired by the photo of your favorite place! All you have to do to enter is upload your favorite travel picture via this site and you could be in with a chance. I can’t wait to see your entries!

Alright, let’s dive into this blue and green living room scheme I pulled together, shall we? My thinking behind this room was how we can use beautiful design and color to put the joy in January. After all, it’s so darn cold and grey across much of the country at this time of year that most of us are hankering down and seeing our winter from the comfort of our homes. So why not do it in joyful style, right? I designed this blue and green living room to have a timeless and traditional vibe. The London sofa is an absolute knockout in this shade of Jade green. You can’t go wrong with a chesterfield when looking to create a classic ‘will-never-go-out-of-style’ kinda look. Love! One of my favorite picks for this space was the Oliver accent table because the vintage-style feathered arrow legs provide subtle detail to the room. A rich navy blue wall provides a grounding backdrop for the Jade sofa, while pattern introduced across the Jordan wing chair and Sonoma rug add depth, texture and visual interest to the living room. Finally, I added some metallic touches because I think we can all benefit from a little shimmer and shine on these dark winter days – the Gold Moon wall art is perfect for this. What’s catching your eye from this month’s blue and green living room, folks? I can’t wait to share February’s rooms with you. That’s right, there are three coming your way next month!


  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses January 9, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I absolutely love your design tips Will! Those pieces all look so cute and cool!

    Happy Tuesday!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      @Michael – Thank you so much! I’m so pleased they were useful! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Clare January 9, 2018 at 7:34 am

    A fun project! Can’t wait to follow along with your rooms!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      @Clare – Yay! It’s such an exciting project to be working on!

  • Reply Alicia January 9, 2018 at 7:35 am

    The couch is gorgeous…need! πŸ˜‰ Beautiful work as always Will xo

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      @Alicia – You can’t go wrong with a Chesterfield sofa – I love it in this gorgeous green, too. Thanks for the lovely comment!

  • Reply Jax January 9, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Amazing competition! I hadn’t heard of Grandin Road before so thank you for introducing me. Another place to stalk cute decor all day lol

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Jax – Yes! I’ll probably bump into on the site mid-stalk! Haha! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Yyvone January 9, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Will this looks like a magazine! Your talents always inspire me friend.

  • Reply Lara January 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Can you tell me the name of the paint color you used in this room? It is blue-tiful!! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      @Lara – Of course! It’s called Restless Sea by Behr. Isn’t it just gorgeous!

  • Reply Matthew January 9, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I love that blue and green combo! Nice look πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      @Matthew – Thank you! So glad you like the color palette too. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Chris January 9, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Will! It’s my first comment, though I’ve been a fan of the blog ever since coming across it. Love this room! So cozy. Random question – where did you find the pillow on the couch (the off white one with the blue stripe)? Cheers!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      @Chris – Hey! Welcome along, grateful to have you reading! I’m so glad you love the room, too. Sure, so everything you see is from Grandin Road. The pillow you called out is currently sold out (it was a super popular one!) but hopefully it will be back in stock soon. Have a great rest of your week!

      • Reply Chris January 10, 2018 at 10:09 pm

        Oops! I guess it would have helped if I caught the caption for figure 8! In any event, thanks for the info. I’ll keep an eye if it comes back in stock πŸ™‚

  • Reply Treniq January 12, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Superb, what a delightful thought to start a fresh and refreshing new year. Beautiful work.

  • Reply Tom Field January 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The London sofa is a sublime choice. Such a classic furniture style that’s versatile enough to be suitable for current and future decors!

  • Reply Nicole Block, TYLES February 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Loving the blue wall with the olive couch! Timeless yet show-stopping. Great combo.

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