Living Room Design Made Easy

When Abbie & Rob from Johnston stopped in to BY DESIGN to get ideas for their newly remodeled living room, they weren’t expecting to have it all figured out that day. However, that’s exactly what happened! And that is living room design made easy.

They were greeted by Jessica who showed them around the store to try out different styles. They loved the style and comfort of the Carmet the best!

living-room-design-made-easy Carmet Sectional in By Design showroom
Carmet Sectional in our showroom

Since Abbie & Rob brought dimensions of their space with them, it was super easy for Jessica to sketch a floor plan to scale and play around with the layout of the living room.

living-room-design-made-easy Floor plan sketch
Floor Plan sketch

In order to allow for flexibility in their space, Abbie & Rob opted for a sofa and loveseat configuration. They also added a Carson recliner for even more comfort in a prime spot next to the fireplace.

Vendor photo of Carson Recliner
Carson Recliner

A narrow bench ottoman is a perfect spot to kick back and store blankets on the shelf below. With it’s smaller size, it can easily be moved in front of the sofa or loveseat.

Henley Bench Ottoman

Design Selections

Fabric selections were another fun part of this equation. Abbie & Rob loved the idea of a black and white fabric for their sofa and loveseat to play off other black and white elements in their kitchen cabinetry and countertops which are located directly off the living room in this open concept layout. They also loved the dark gray leather for their recliner. From there, Jessica suggested adding in some warmer tones to highlight the newly finished hardwood floors and fireplace surround. Jessica started with the caramel textured fabric for the bench ottoman for a pop of color. The rug brings it all together with cream, gray, and caramel. A fun patterned pillow fabric adds another layer of color!

living-room-design-made-easy Fabric, leather, and rug selections
Fabric Selections

It all comes together for a beautiful, livable space that has comfort for the whole family. Abbie & Rob love their new furniture and their living room design made easy!

Final Design


Most importantly, the whole design coordinates wonderfully with the family’s beloved cat, Tucker! 😆

Thank you so much to Abbie & Rob for your business and wonderful review!

Client Review

“My husband and I came into your store last weekend and had the pleasure of working with Jessica on our new living room. She was so helpful, full of ideas, and best of all, really listened to what we were wanting. She was so authentic and clearly wanted to help us and to get things just right. We really appreciated her!” – Abbie

Jessica Young About the author: “My goal as your designer is to make the design process as simple as possible for you. I’ll help manifest a sanctuary within your home that is completely unique to you!” Jessica’s Page