Hi, I’m Ingrid Porter of Ingrid Porter Interiors based in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I’m an interior designer who is best known for designs that are stylish, timeless and most of all functional. I feel the best designed homes are a reflection of the people who live there and todays blog post is a perfect example of that.

What a joy to be a guest blogger on one of my favorite blogs, House of Turquoise. It’s so fun because turquoise is my favorite color and to be able to share with you one of my favorite designs on this blog is truly an honor, thank you Erin. I hope you and your family have a wonderful vacation!

This is the living room of a client who when we met for our first meeting said it was important to pull in her favorite colors, turquoise and pink. She wanted a room that was full of color, yet calm and relaxing. I used a calm color on the walls and added the bright, fun colors in the accessories.

Because we already had a lot of small accessories, I placed them on shelves that can show them off. It’s a great way to have the things you love near you, but in an organized way. This is also a great way to add that layered look to your designs. Telling your story is what we designers do best!

I wrapped the main color around the room and added pops of color and print in the pillows and accessories. One of the most important uses of this room happens on the weekends when they can sit, talk, read and relax. The husband told of how he loves this room to sit and read the paper on Sundays after church.

I just loved how we were able to incorporate a couple antiques into the design as well, look at this cool old bench. The color and style fit perfectly with the design. That’s a great way to add extra seating in a fun way.

What do you think? I hope you love this design as much as me and my clients do! We had a lot of fun creating a special room together. Thank you Megan Mlakar of Megan Mlakar Photography for photographing such a special room.

If you’d like to see more of my work, go to my website and follow me on instagram. Thanks again, Erin for inviting me to be a guest blogger, I had a blast!


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