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Blogger Caitlin Covington in her living room makeover designed by Ballard Designs

Living Room Makeover with Design Solutions

Furnishing an entire room from top to bottom is a daunting task, but you don't have to do it alone. That's why fashion blogger Caitlin Covington and her husband turned to our Design Solutions team to help them coordinate fabrics, layout a floorplan, and add accessories. See what she said about the experience below.

Blue and white living room makeover with Ballard Designs Solutions services

Start with a Goal

Our living room is the very first room you see in our house, so I wanted the space to really make a statement. We entertain guests in the living room and also watch TV in there together at night, so while we wanted it to be elegant and sophisticated, we also needed it to be comfortable - especially the sofa!

Design Solutions in Ballard Designs store
Design Solutions in Ballard Designs store

Consult Our Team

Our designer Laura was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process. She put together a presentation with several different living room "options." It made it so easy for us! Laura also had some great ideas that I never would have thought of, like installing sconces next to mirror over the console table. That little touch adds a lot of elegance and coziness to the room.

Ariel view of living room designed by Ballard Designs Solutions services

Designer Confidence

Laura assured me that a mix of fabrics and furniture styles was the key to achieving an elevated and comfortable style in our living room. Ballard Designs has so many fabric prints, patterns and textures, it was really fun to experiment and pick them out!

Design Solutions living room makeover by Ballard Designs
Design Solutions living room makeover by Ballard Designs

Learnings Along the Way

My experience with the Design Solutions team taught me so many things, mainly to not be afraid of mixing patterns and textures, and also that little details make the space more complete!

Custom upholstered chair from Ballard Designs
Custom upholstered chair from Ballard Designs

Custom Details

Laura actually made several custom recommendations for us, like our Sofia Settees and custom drapery panels. We loved how it makes our space so unique, and really fits the dimensions of the room perfectly. I really loved the idea of the two coordinating fabrics on the Sofia chairs and settee - it's a small detail but really makes an impact when you look at the room as a whole.

Blue velvet couch with rounded back in blue and white living room

Sit Back and Enjoy

Our favorite part is the comfortable big couch - I love sitting on it and drinking my morning coffee with the sunlight streaming in! The velvet that we picked is so soft, you just want to curl up in a blanket every time you sit down. In general, I just love all of the comfortable seating, too - we had a birthday party for my husband last weekend and there were plenty of seats for everyone. Making memories with friends and family in our living room is exactly what we wanted!

Living room makeover from Ballard Designs Solutions services
Living room makeover from Ballard Designs Solutions services

Keep it Fresh

It's the perfect space for entertaining guests, and while it looks sophisticated and elegant, it's still super comfortable and the perfect room to hang out and watch a movie in. The only tweaks I make to the space is adding fresh flowers every now and then. It keeps the living room feeling fresh and adds a pop of color.

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