CI Design Delivered Project: Transitional Living Room Space Planning!

Our FIRST CI Design Delivered project!

We recently completed our very first "Designed Delivered" Living room 
and Kitchen Remodel. Take a look below for a sneak peek of the
 design and to find out 
what the buzz is all about!

Don't forget to visit Connell Interiors to learn more about it!!

This particular client had an excellent taste 
for transitional design. She loved greek key
chevron and trellis patterns...
which were able to incorporate all of them!

You will receive a rendered floorplan from the 
dimensions and measurements that you supply us with:

And rendered elevations for your aid in 
installing and creating!:

Visit our CI Design Delivered page to learn how you too can get the
Connell Interior Style in your own home!

Yes, YOU too can be a "do-it-yourself'er"! 
We thought of several great tips for living room design 
and space planning during this Design Delivered project 
that YOU could implement TODAY!:

Here are some major points thanks to Houzz and Nest to consider 
when planning the layout of your room:

1. Create seating arrangements that can actually be used.
Can you chat with a friend without yelling? Allow them to be flexible.

2. Allow ample space for moving through a room.
Do you have to squeeze by the coffee table? 18" is the standard distance to allow 
from a table to a sofa or chair. If your space is tight, you can cheat a 
little and go with 15" -- but not less. 

Candice Olson Design

3. Place the largest pieces first :
 In furniture arrangement of any room, the major piece for the 
primary activity of the room must be considered first – 
the sofa in the living room

4. Be aware of traffic patterns
You can direct the flow of traffic through furniture arrangement. 
Leave a minimum of two and a half feet for walkways and avoid 
flowing traffic through a conversational grouping if possible. 
5. Let your personality shine through
Ultimately, your home is an expression of who you are. Design your rooms 
so that you are comfortable, with a realistic eye on your own taste and habits 
rather than relying on a picture from a magazine. After all,
you’re going to be living there.

 Let us know if WE can help you with your living room space plan!

Until Next Time,

Creative Consoles

Stuck on designing an empty foyer... or a lonely hallway?

And...You have this skinny table, somewhere pretty prominent in your home...
what do you do with it?!

Here are some tips for using and accessorizing your 
console tables throughout your home!

If your console doesn't have any storage beneath, use it for extra seats!!
This would be great for areas you don't have a lot of seating,
but don't necessarily need it all the time.

Pinterest Source
A simple vase and bowl can jazz up a simple console. No need to clutter.


Mirrors over consoles are always nice, and usually a good way to make the room feel larger.
Flanking both sides of the console with a decorative table lamp can ease the symmetrical feel.

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For a more casual look, be asymmetrical with the placement of vases and only use one lamp.

Very minimalistic look here, a similar glass table can be found at High Fashion Home

High Fashion Home
Layer a few pieces art and tilt them up against the wall for a more casual look
 instead of attaching them to the wall.

Pottery Barn

Over sized piece of art?? Try it, you might like it;)

Make use of the bottom shelf of consoles by stacking books and accessories

Pinterest Source

A few "Deal Finders!!" for you!

Haute Box $299

Target $249
And this I just love and it was a deal finder in itself!! High Fashion Home $299

Until Next Time,

Patio Perfect

Even though it is "freezing" in Dallas right now,
it IS time to start thinking about the great outdoors!

Many of you are traveling for Spring Break this week, but
if not, get outside and get a jumpstart on your outdoor living space.

Here is mine... (I need it to look like this again... since
now it is dull, dreary and... dirty!)

And this side of the patio... covered with pollen- sigh...
(and dead plants:)

Now let's work on yours...

PATIOS: They are a part of our lifestyle -- extending our family rooms 
into the outdoors to take advantage of nature, sun, and fresh air.
They are transitional spaces that blend the best of indoor and outdoor life.
More than ever, patios are where we entertain guests, spend time with families,
or just get away from it all. Drool over these beautiful patios and
steal some of the ideas to try in your own outdoor getaway!

Candles?? Yes please.

Color, Color, and more Color!

Accessorize with lanterns, baskets and pillows

Garden stools are the best kept secret...until now!

Wall Planters! (Easily a DIY project)

Create your own hanging garden

Even though it is outdoor, don't be afraid to make it look like home

I would feel like I was at a resort everytime I walked outside if I lived here! Amazing.
(Yet again, more garden stools!)

For a natural, organic, and free-ing look, try hanging glass (or clean plastic) bottles
filled with flowers and hung with twine from trees, or a covered patio.

Even if it's not Christmas, a few lights make everything seem a little more festive!

I found a few outdoor specials today while browsing around and
thought I'd share in case you've been inspired!!

Horchow Tables

Horchow Garden Stools

Pottery Barn Lanterns

Pottery Barn's Capiz Votive Holder

Pottery Barn's Magnolia Blossom String Lights

Pottery Barn's Punched Ceramic Lanterns

Until Next Time,
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