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Issa Mood: DIY Roman Clay That Won't Break the Bank

Issa Mood: DIY Roman Clay That Won't Break the Bank

Author: Kaitlyn Towner

House Project number 2 is going down! We are working on our front living room which just happens to be the room in our home Jordan is the most passionate and excited about! His vision for this room is very strong and I want to deliver!

Jordan is a really big reader and wanted a place where he could get comfy and read to his heart's content and read with Smith and our future kiddos. I asked him what that looked like to him visually and aesthetically and he loved the idea of a somewhat traditional, moody study with shelves and shelves of books.

So I did what I do best, scrolling and searching my way through Pinterest building a board, gathering inspo and ideas for different parts of the room. The idea of a "moody study" stuck with me and that really drove my design for this space. Because this is also my house it was important to me that the design flowed with the rest of our home and resonated with my personal style as well.

And this is what I came up with via Pinterest ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

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I wanted the space to be warm and inviting, earthy and organic, and of course moody. The first and most important piece of the space was the fireplace. It's the focal point of the room and would set the tone for the whole room.
I loved the idea of building a pop out hearth and doing a roman clay finish, it felt so right for the space! I found this image of a design by Carol Estes and completely fell in love. This was my main inspiration for the room. We quickly realized we will have to tackle this room on a project by project basis and decided to start with the fireplace and furnishing the room. Jordan filmed the entire process of building our now beloved fireplace.
You can watch how he did it step by step here. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
When thinking about furnishing the space I wanted to follow the same guidelines I had set for the design of the room. We teamed up with RC Willey and I was in heaven daydreaming up the furniture set up. I found this worn brown leather sofa and knew I needed it.
I also chose this gorgeous grey honed marble coffee table that fit our moody vibe perfectly and these beautiful Boucle accent chairs!
From there it was time to style it and bring everything together! I love to shop knick knacks and plants from small local places here near where we live!
Plants, in my opinion, bring life into a room so I always try to incorporate greenery of some kind!
As for textiles I wanted a good mix of textures so I used our Taft rug, our Olive green velvet lumbars, our Wren and Kala moroccan pillows, and a few sneak peeks of products we have coming in the next few months!! I am truly obsessed with how this space has come together so far!
Our next projects for the room may or may not include painting the rest of the room in Iron Ore because we are that in love with it, and building floating shelves on both sides of the fireplace! Stay tuned for more home projects in the meantime!ย 
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Sources:
Fireplace Roman Clay - Washi by Portola Paints
Iron Ore - Sherwin Williams
Wall Color Alabaster - Sherwin Williams