Creative Vision Board: Red Hot Eclectic Living Room

As you hopefully know, my blog is all about inspiring you through design and decorating ideas, tips, and do-it-yourself projects.  To further inspire you, I thought it would be fun to start a new series called Creative Vision Wednesday, where each hump day I will create and share a new Creative Vision Board for a new room in the home.

In each post, I’ll explain alittle about how I created the board and how you can create something similar for your space.  I won’t share specific product resources, but if you love the look, let me know and we can work together on creating a similar space for your home through my E-Design services.

So let’s start off the series with this new Red Hot Eclectic Creative Vision Board

In all the interiors that I create, my #1 goal is to have a good balance between color, texture, and style.  So let’s break it down…


For this space, I started with the chandelier, which is to die for!  It’s gorgeous and RED HOT and is the focal point of the room.  Can you imagine entering the room and seeing this…

Because the red is a bold and striking color, I wanted to downplay the other hues in the room, so I introduced varying shades of gray, charcoal, cream, and gold.  But, the chandelier isn’t the only red in the room – this strong color can also be seen in pillows, accessories, and accents.


Different textures are so important to give a space depth and dimension.  Other than the bold chandelier, this space is very serene and calming, yet completely NOT boring.  The varying textures make you want to touch each element.  From the grasscloth wallpaper…

… to the suede charcoal side chair to the iron legs and wood top coffee table to the leather lamp base, this room is filled with intrigue.


None of the rooms that I create are of a specific style – that’s too predictable and boring.  I’m so not the matchy-matchy type.  I love introducing elements that are modern, traditional, and everything in between. Creating a cohesive and balanced palette will allow the varying styles to blend together to create a show-stopping space.

In this room I chose a clean-line sofa with a Louis Regency arm chair.  The modern charcoal fabric and cream colored frame allow it to feel balanced with the sofa combining traditional and modern elements.

The final finishing touch that I would add to this room would be black mouldings and trim.  This design element has been around for a while, but I don’t think it’s going anywhere.  I’m still ga-ga over black! Check out this room for inspiration.


My Advice to Design a Room Like This

To design a room like this of your own, start with one striking element (ie: the red chandelier) that will be the focal point of the space, then decorate around it.

Thanks for stopping by for the first Creative Vision Board.  Be sure to stop by next week to see another room and another totally different interior concept.  And if you have questions regarding any of the specific pieces shown in my Creative Vision Board, you can gladly contact me through my E-Design service. Happy Decorating!

* Creative Vision Board Disclaimer: Some CVBs are created for specific clients and others are created by me to inspire you.  Either way, specific resources are not provided because these are the types of creations that clients pay me for and if I gave the information away for free, no one would hire me.  BUT if you’re interested in specific pieces seen on my Creative Vision Boards or want to create the exact look in your space, you can gladly pay a nominal fee for the resources.  Nothing on my Creative Vision Boards are to-the-trade only and everything can be found on the internet. Also, if you have a question about a specific resource then my One-Question Consult would be perfect for you and/or if you’re looking for a new, custom created CVB, then you might want to take a look at my Jump Start Design option.  If you have a question about anything, email me!

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  1. Claire says

    Wow! I like the furniture, elegant and fabulous. Thanks that you’ve shared this with us. Please keep it up.

    • Jenna says

      Thanks so much Claire! So glad you are liking my first Creative Vision Board. Please check back next Wednesday for a new space. -Jenna

  2. says

    Beautiful design board! Love the neutrals with the pops of color. By having your big ticket items neutral, you can easily change the accent color and have a completely different look.

  3. says

    Hey Jenna! What a great idea with the design board . I always get such great ideas from you designer people when you do boards. I wish I had that talent! That is so cool about your Edesign services. I did my last project with Rhoda and loved it :) It is such a great option for people and fun also!

    • Jenna says

      Thanks so much Jessica! I like how you call us “designer people”, lol… I got a kick out of that ;) Rhoda and you did a beautiful job on your living room! Jenna

  4. Erin says

    Hi Jessica, Thanks for this inspiration your blog is wonderful! I was wondering if by any chance you could share the sources for any of these items. I am dying to know where you found the graphic flat weave rug that is shown on this board. I’ve been struggling to find a rug for our family room for over a year now, and this looks like what I have been imagining, but have yet to track down. Thank much!

    • Jenna says

      HI Erin, thanks for the kind compliments on my Red Hot Eclectic Living Room Vision Board. Unfortunately for these boards, I do not share sources because these boards are similar to what my design clients pay for through my Jump-Start-Your-Design service. If I provided the sources, then no one would need to hire me. BUT, I can gladly work with you through my E-Design services and can provide you with the actual source(s). My One-Question Consult would be the perfect compliment to your need! If you’re interested, take a look at the many Design Services that I offer: Best, Jenna