On My Desk: West Michigan Client Living Room Design

Happy Monday, all! How were your weekends? I spent the weekend away at a winter retreat with our youth group. It was a ball of fun (and super cold!)

This past week I've been working hard on pulling together details for a few client's homes. I just love the way one of my client's living room's is coming together, so I wanted to share it with you! We are doing the entire bottom floor of Angela's house, but the living room is becoming my favorite (okay, and the entry way, too!)

One of the first things I do after meeting with a client to hear about their space and the direction they want to go, is create an inspiration board with pieces I think will work well in the room. These are always just the foundation items (like a couch, table, etc.) This is a starting point for both me and my client, as I show it to them and let them give me feedback. Right after I emailed this inspiration board to Angela, she replied with "I love everything!" That's a pretty good starting point ;)

While construction on the house continues, we have been ordering pieces for the living room and it's making some good progress! The above couch came last week and it is so gorgeous, I can't wait to show it to you in a picture. The nailhead trim makes it look high-end and gives it that special detail. I also can't wait to throw some custom designer pillows on it, sewed by my grandma. Our pillow cover business, Lilac & Grace, is so fun to run together. I love that each of my clients get a custom look on their sofa.

Once some of the other major items come in, we will start accessorizing with pieces that offer a bit more color to spice it up. The pillows will be in the blues, turquoises, and gold palette. Here are some other accessories we will be adding:

I can't wait to show you more as the space comes together.

If you are looking for design help with your home, I'd love to step in. Whether you're looking for an hour consultation to help start the ideas flowing with a second pair of eyes, you are far away and want virtual design services, or you're in the West Michigan area and want in-home design services, I've got you covered. If you're interested in where some of the above pieces are from, I'm happy to help you get them ordered. I'm currently running a winter discounted special, so email me at hello@michaelanoelledesigns.com for more information! 

Have a wonderful week!


  1. I'm loving the beige neutral colors in this design plan!


  2. Eeek, cant wait to see more progress of this space. I love the neutral palette, mosaic rug and that sofa!!!!

  3. That room looks beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished product!


  4. I LOVE that coffee table! Where is it from?

  5. I want Angela's house because it looks like it's going to be amazing!


  6. Hi Michaela this isn't related to the living room design (which is lovely!), but I was hoping you could share, maybe in a post sometime, about how you're finding clients after moving to a completely new geographic location. XO -Meg


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