orange and blue living room: local design board

Welcome back to your week!
Today I'm sharing a local client project I'm working on.
Let's call it (because you know I like to name things) the orange and blue living room.

You noticed that it's beige?
That color is soon to go.

First of all, aren't they so cute?  They have darling children and they're nice to each other.  That means I automatically like them. :-)

They hired me because they knew they wanted a change but didn't know where to start.  They suggested an orange and blue color scheme and I was all over that.  Their biggest dilemma?  How to arrange the furniture.
Should they buy a sectional?  Can they manage to add some bookcases somewhere?

Let's take a tour of the room.  
It's really the first space you see when you come in the door.  It's immediately off the entry.
Here they are looking at shelter mags I brought for their inspiration.

See--there's the entryway.  Of course I coudlnt' help but offer suggestions for that space as well. It's so tied into the living room!

I suggested they ditch this mirror and asked if they had a bathroom they could use it in.  By the time the wife came home the next day her husband had hung the mirror and re-painted the bathroom!  He said, "That's why our bathroom always felt like an apartment!"  You never know how a decorator can help you with situations you didn't even realize needed help...but can make you so much happier.

Without sharing too many details of our plans, here is the inspiration board I created for them:
I'm off to meet them to help select furniture and fabrics!
I hope you like the direction we're headed!

If you would like my help creating a space you can't wait to come home to, contact me at abby@adelightfuldesign.com.


  1. Orange & Blue = One of my FAVE color schemes. :) Can't wait to see pics!

  2. Abby...you are kicking some serious butt in this decorating game!!! I am loving all of your work!

  3. Fun fun with that idea board! I really love orange. I also love that you took into consideration the entryway too. And really excited to see the possibilities that those bookshelves have to offer.

  4. Great idea board! I love the pendant light.

  5. Great job, Abby! And I love that you suggested a new space for the mirror. Now, they can create other rooms that will also make them smile more. Great idea!! The design board is great- the room will be beautiful. Way to go!! :)

  6. I love that coffee table! And I saw one just like it at HomeGoods last week for $199- fyi!

  7. Love the colors! You always select the best lighting!

  8. LOVE that color combo!! Cant wait to see what it turns out like!!!

  9. Lurve orange and blue together! Gorgeous board!

  10. Looking forward to this one. Orange is my favorite color in the world :)

  11. I really like this orange/blue color combo, as well as the fabrics you chose with the great patterns to balance each other out nicely.

  12. This is one of the best ones you've done! I love blue/orange together! Super fun.

  13. What an awesome client! I adore that he moved the mirror and painted before she got home!! If only... Awesome. Love the board.


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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