When a friend of mine asked for help with her home I was thrilled to lend my advice and opinions. She has a beautiful home that is open and has great lighting. They painted the living and kitchen area a beautiful pale green when they moved in, and purchased neutral pieces of furniture, but got a bit stuck after that. They weren't sure in what direction to go with their new home, so that's why I stepped in.
My goal is to add color and warmth to the space and bring in patterns because they are a young, fun family and I want the space to reflect that. They have some great pieces already, so it was easy to add to them. Here's what their new living room will resemble: