We are deep into the sourcing phase on this super cool vintage vinyl library and are so excited to see the pieces come together. Since the space is tight and we’re cramming a lot of function into its four walls, the floor plan was a bit of a puzzle. We knew a clean built-in showcasing a wall of records was top priority so found its place first. Second came that handy pull out sofa we mentioned previously. We would also need to make sure there was a place to kick up your feet, but one that was mobile, so stools that could easily be moved to double as end tables made the most sense. All in – it will look a little something like this:
Now that we’ve worked through dimensions, we’re on to the good stuff. Remember we found that killer sleeper sofa in a few colors? It was a tough decision but the way the rich berry hue played off the moody blue walls was just too good…the choice was unanimous.
So our next challenge was to perfectly marry those two bold colors in a way that was somewhat subdued, vibrant but not overpowering. The best way to bring colors together in a room is always through art and rugs. Both accents can easily carry a bevy of tones, seamlessly working from one color to the next and tying in others along the way. This time we used both. The pop art that will sit in the center of the built-in brings together shades of red, pink, blue, purple and orange in a fluid way – covering all of our bases. Meanwhile, the rug, predominantly pulls from those same reds & pinks while incorporating a perfectly slight infusion of blue to bounce off the walls.
With color in abundance, we also want to bring in some texture and a bit of roughness through brass and wood accents that will help break up the saturated tones and contribute to that vintage vibe.
Clockwise from Top Left:
Gentleman's Gray, Benjamin Moore
Rock n Roll IV Giclee via Noa Blake Design
Rock n Roll Candle, Candellana
Barcelona Rug, Esale Rugs
Rochester Queen Sleeper Sofa, West Elm
Mango Wood Mushroom Table, Overstock
Custom Bound Books, Go Home Ltd. via Noa Blake Design
Amato Floor Lamp, Moe's Home Collection via Noa Blake Design
Up next on our One Room Challenge, construction begins! Follow along on the ORC blog.