Hi Friends! Today I am really excited to share an open concept home design with you! A few months ago a sweet newlywed couple reached out to me through my Etsy Shop. They had just built a new home and were looking for ideas on how to design their open concept first floor. I quickly found out that they were my ideal client since they are young professionals, were working within a budget, and have a fresh modern style. I was up for the challenge of helping them pull together a finished design for their foyer, family room, dining space, and back entry way. The best part was that I had a completely blank slate since they had just built the home and were starting fresh.
Here’s a look at the inspiration board we started with that’s full of minimalistic style,modern clean lines, gray tones, subtle pops of color, and lots of greenery!
Let’s pretend we’re going on a little tour of the house Fixer Upper style as I show you the before and after fo each space
Foyer and Family Room [Before]
I started by creating an entry way zone. I placed a console on the left wall by the stairs so that they would have a welcoming space for their guests. I then floated a sofa across from the console to create some space division. (DESIGN TIP! Floating furniture is a great way to split an open space into different sections). This also freed up space for me to add 2 additional chairs by the windows so that the client would have plenty of seating for entertaining friends and family. Then the left wall was used for a media console and TV for plenty of Netflix watching.
Family Room Design
Dining Room [Before]
When we started the design phase the client mentioned one element they really wanted in their home was a big map feature wall. Since s their dining room is what you first see when you enter the back of the home I knew this was the ideal spot to make a statement with a map! They already had dining chairs for the space, so I found a new table and accessories to create 2 different looks for them that flowed with the design in the front of the house.
Dining Room Designs
Off of the kitchen is a small office space. It’s fairly open to the rest of the spaces, so I wanted to keep the design minimal, while still maintaining the functionality of an everyday office space. Statement artwork, a sleek chair, and a few modern accessories was all it took to make this space complete.
I had so much fun working with the client on this project and was so happy to be able to play a part in turning their new house into a home! And the best part of all was that the furniture, wall decor, accessories and rugs for ALL 4 SPACES cost the client less than $5,000!!! This project goes to show that you don’t need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars to turn your #housegoals into reality!
And here’s what the client had to say about their first virtual design exeperience..
Working with Taylor was excellent! I purchased two room packages and two styling packages plus a custom listing. We are young adults in our mid/late twenties with a new home that we need to furnish. I don’t have an eye for color/design – that is where Taylor fit in perfectly! She helped design a plan for our downstairs that suited all of our needs. The beauty of e-design is the plan! Thanks to Taylor, I now know where to place things and how to style our home. This way, we can plan to buy pieces when our budget allows. She spoke with us several times by phone and email to get a sense of our style and desires for the home. It was easy to send her photos and complete her measurements. She has been very helpful throughout the process with searching for other options if something was out of stock. I highly recommend Taylor!