a vintage modern living room design

vintage modern colorful living room with fabulous statement rug

I have been designing my living room and I had to lay it all out to see it come to life. I poured over dozens of couches, and I don’t love very many, but this one is killing me. Its the only one out of hundreds that has me smiling.

My big problem is my obsession with color. I saw this bright and colorful rug at my friend Kristyn’s home a few weeks ago and I absolutely cannot get it out of my head. I just think it would be too fun to splash that much color in the room that is usually so formal and plain. Once I put it in the design, I squealed and thought how much fun it would be to have all of this color in one room, right as you walk in my house.

I just ordered the rug, because it’s on sale right now over at rugsusa.com and I can’t wait to get everything else in here!

I have changed my mind a million times about the sofa and the rug, so this is one of the other designs that I also loved, but is a little calmer. My family room is tamed, so I need my living room to be bright!vintage modern living room with yellow couch and shag rug with teal chalk painted piano

Clearly, I’m set on a teal/mint piano. I have the fabulous piano, it’s just not painted quite yet because life has been a bit crazy now that CC and I are both working full time {more on that later}. And as I was looking back at the pin that inspired me, I realized this very one was painted by one of my favorite bloggers ever!  Check out You’re Homebased Mom’s post on painting a piano with chalk paint and just try to tell me you are not inspired by her living room of colorful sweet glory. She’s a genius, I tell you.

So, I know it’s bold. I know it’s lots of color. But this has me written all over it.

What do you think?

living room layout

Arm Chairs | IKEA

Nesting tables | IKEA

Mid-century side table | Downeast Home

Multi Colored Geometric Rug | RugsUSA

Salmon “Blossom” Velvet sofa | Anthropologie

3 White shelves | Hayneedle


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About Meg

I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

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