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Creative Eclectic and Colorful Living Dining Layout Decorating Ideas

Check out our One Room Challenge reveal of a colorful, eclectic, and glam open concept living dining room layout with lots of creative DIYs.

It’s finally time for the grand reveal of the One Room Challenge!  A six-week room makeover from complete renovations to cosmetic updates that feature 20 amazing design influencers, guest bloggers, and media sponsor Better Homes & Gardens.   

For the last seven months we’ve been in our new house I’ve been dreaming of a big design and am thrilled to finally be living in it!  Welcome to our eclectic, colorful, and glam living-dining-piano studio-foyer open concept floor plan.   Yep!  There are a lot of rooms! 

*This post is sponsored by some wonderful companies.  As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands that help make this blog possible. 

Our Living Dining Room Combo Makeover

A colorful and eclectic open concept living dining room layout showing a grand piano in dining room with a dark green wall and blue and green furniture in the living room.
Living Dining Room Layout with Piano in Dining Room

Before I introduce you to our rooms I’ll quickly mention that I’m writing this from the hospital because my husband had an emergency operation today following surgery from last week. 

A beautiful grand piano in the living room in front of a large window with two blue velvet wing back chairs, a woman's portrait on a green wall, and a large floor lamp with fringe.
A Colorful Piano Studio

Week One:  Eclectic and Glam Inspiration for an Open Concept |  Week Two:  How to Update Furniture with Peel and Stick Wallpaper | Week Three:  Small Dining Room Decorating Ideas |  Week Four: DIY a German Smear Mortar Wash for Under $10 | Week Five:  Stencil Your Foyer for a Beautiful Makeover | Week Six:  Eclectic Glam Open Concept Living Areas

During the first week, I shared the big plans inspired by an American silk designer from Thailand, Jim Thompson. 

The One Room Challenge eclectic glam living dining room layout flat lay with pinks, blue, green, birds, china, butterfly in fabric, art, paint samples, and decorative objects.
Eclectic Glam Flat Lay

The feeling I wanted for the space was moody colors, bold patterns, and a global mix of furniture and decor.  The overall feel for the space looked like this.

It’s so fun to see the inspiration come to life!!   Here’s a before.  

The piano side of the living room mood board plans with piano, rug, art, fabric, paint, window treatments, and lighting in jewel tones.
Plans for the Piano in Living Room Side

*This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.  You still pay the same price but I might make a small commission. 

Sources for the piano studio: Lettie Flush Mount Foyer Light | Black and White Curtains Valspar Alpine Top | Removable Wallpaper- Venice Fade | Velvet Finishes | Arc Floor Lamp | Well Woven | Blue Velvet Fabric and Genevieve Gorder Flock Velvet Fabric Onyx | Double Gold Curtain Rod with Marble Finials  | Seafoam Green  Blackout Curtains 

The piano studio was painted a bold green to highlight my grandmother’s portrait, piano, and newly reupholstered chairs.   The pair of wingbacks were professionally reupholstered in blue velvet and Genevieve Gorder’s Flock Velvet Fabric

The white trim below the crown molding goes around the entire open layout to help unify the spaces.  A huge thanks to my sis who helped me install it last Friday while my husband was recuperating from surgery. 

A grand piano in front of large picture window with blues and greens  in an eclectic glam maximalist style.
Piano in Living Room

Our music cabinet got a special treatment with Boho Luxe Home removable wallpaper and Velvet Finishes’ three-step paint system in Opulent.   You can read how easy it was to transform the cabinet here

A music cabinet in front of green wall with oil painting, bird basket, and woman's bust wearing necklaces.
Music Cabinet
A music cabinet in front of green wall with oil painting, bird basket, and woman's bust wearing necklaces.  Glimpse of front door sidelight and large pictures window.
Cabinet with Paint and Peel and Stick Wallpaper
A arch lamp with fringe over grand piano in front of picture window with a green wall and blue velvet chairs.
Fringe Arch Lamp of Piano

A large arc floor lamp from Brightech really frames the piano and window.

I totally borrowed @k.laingdesign’s idea of adding 10 inch and 4 inch fringe and absolutely love it! 

I also reupholstered the piano bench with leftover blue velvet from the chairs and added tufted and fringe details.  I will share the full tutorial in a later post.

A close up of fringe lamp over piano and antlers on the wall in the background. Yellow flowers in a black and white striped vase. Portrait of woman.
Music on the Piano
The beautiful piano bench upholstered in blue velvet with white trim with grand piano in front of picture window and palm tree with green wall paint.
Piano Room Decorating Ideas

A curated-collected vibe is something I strive for every time I set up home so the piano and faux mantel is styled with insect taxidermy, books, antiques, and global finds.   My aesthetic definitely leans towards a maximalist vibe now that we are not renters anymore!

A pencil box on stack of books on top of piano.
Piano Decorating Ideas
Cute faux yellow flowers in striped vase on piano in front of window.
Decorations on Piano Lid
A brown dog on colorful rug in front of two blue velvet wingback chairs for the one room challenge reveal.
Misha Dog

A pair of tropical Asian printed pillows were a must for the look I wanted!  New window treatments and dark paint on the window frame really make it pop. 

A woman's portrait on green wall with two blue velvet chairs and tropical neutral pillows.
My Grandmother’s Portrait
A woman playing the piano with green focal wall and fringe floor lamp. Eclectic glam maximalist style with the piano in living room and view of foyer.
Playing the piano!
A full room shot of foyer piano studio and living room with bold colors and eclectic maximalist styling.
Wide View of the Foyer and Front of Living Room

I shared our foyer makeover last week but have to mention the gorgeous light fixture from Hudson Valley Lighting Group, Cheetah wall stencil from Royal Design Studios, and metallic paint and front door paint from Velvet Finishes

A bright foyer with asian decor and mint green front door.  Wood floors and grey walls.
Foyer View
A woman smiling in front of black asian cabinet and lotus painting in gold frame. She's wearing a tropical dress.
Our Asian Foyer
A close up of bright foyer with asian decor foyer vignette featuring black, pink, and gold.
Global Styled Foyer
An eclectic Asian foyer vignette with light grey walls, white coat closet door, black Asian cabinet with lotus art in gold bamboo frame.  A large blue vase with pink flowers on top of a wood stool sit next to the cabinet.
Second Hand Pieces
White cheetah stenciled grey wall with black Asian art and plant.  Glimpse of hallway gallery wall.
Asian Wall Art on Stenciled Wall
A close up of Japanese pottery with a gallery wall in the background.
A Pottery Bowl from Japan

And from the door looking in.

Colorful rug on wood floor with a black grand piano and a pair of blue velvet wingback chairs with black and white crane fabric on the backs.  A woman's portrait hangs on a dark green accent wall that features a large picture window.
Looking at the Piano Studio from the Foyer

The bare floor between the piano studio and living room finally has a new rug from Well Woven that blends in perfectly and is nice and soft to walk across. This leads us right into the living side with a freshly German Shmear/mortar wash fireplace, reupholstered furniture, a new sofa, and a fantastic fan upgrade with the white spitfire fan from Fanimation and three-sphere floor lamp from Brightech

A living room and dining room layout mood board with colorful sofa choices and plans.
Fireplace Side of Living Room Plans

I decided on a Copen Blue velvet sofa after searching extensively online for an affordable option. Sources for living side: Beige Chesterfield | Kale Green Sofa | Charcoal Chesterfield | Emerald Green Sofa (I bought the copen blue of this one!) | Velvet Finishes | Sphero 3 Light Floor Lamp Spitfire Fan in White | White Washed Coffee Table 

And now! 

A german schmear mortar wash fireplace with global eclectic decor that is bright and colorful.  Black leather club chair with brass nailhead trim sits in the corner.  Large threshing basket and  a lot of brass decor on the fireplace mantel and coffee table.
A German Smear Fireplace
A built in bookcase on fireplace hearth that has a german smear finish.  Black leather club chair sits in the corner and books organized by color on the bookcase with a large tv.
Built-In TV Cabinet
A floating black fireplace mantel is styled with a large threshing basket, framed butterflies, and brass candlesticks on a german smear fireplace.
Threshing Basket, Butterflies, and Brass Candlesticks
A modern white ceiling fan in an eclectic living room.
Spitfire Fan in the Living Room
A close up view of a black leather club chair with brass nailhead trim and a white sheepskin draped across the back and floral pillow on seat.
Added Brass Nailhead Trim

There’s lots more interest thanks to the stenciled wall with Royal Design Studio’s funky fibers stencil, the added molding, easy DIY brass nailhead trim on our leather chair,  and fun styling on the coffee table.

A white coffee table with a pair of brass cranes, burled wood box, and decorative grapes all sitting in a white tray next to a wood bowl with an air plant.
Eclectic Coffee Table Styling
A brass crane standing on top of books with a z gallerie coffee table in front of german schmear fireplace with fern in a chinoiserie bowl in front of fireplace opening.
Large Brass Crane
Wide view of living room with a pair of green chairs, a bright blue sofa, and a white coffee table.  French doors and dining nook at the back.
Living Room Dining Room Layout
A wide view of an open layout in a single story ranch style home with green and blue furniture and large green bird painting.
Full View of Lining-Dining-Piano-Office

Still waiting on trim for the two green reupholstered chairs to finish them up!  I’ll be sharing that DIY soon. 

A pair of green chairs in front of a grand piano next to a pair of blue chairs and portrait.
Green Chairs from Japan
The backside of a blue sofa with view into living room looking at a german smear fireplace with lots of colorful and eclectic styling.
Backside of Sofa
THe view into the living room german smear fireplace and backside of blue couch with pink and white fur blanket draped on back.
View of Living Room from Dining Nook

I displayed our collection of Japanese sake cups on the gold bar cart.  Of course, the shining star of the show is a beautiful painting from a local estate sale.

A gold bar cart sits below a large painting o f white birds against blue and greens.
Yellow and Blue Bird Art
A close up of top of gold and wood bar cart with sake cups and part of painting.
Saki Cup Collection
The dining space mood board with a small table, love seat, and two wood chairs.
Mood Board of Dining Area

Behind our new copen blue sofa is the dining area.   Here’s the mood board for this space.

Dining room source list: Funky Fibers Wall Stencil | Dillon Chandelier | Gray Love Seat | Thread Bare Fabric for MCM Chairs | Plant | Romeo Rega Style Glass Table 

I used my inspiration to create new wall art and highlighted the space with the Dillon Chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting Group.   

A close up picture of a white and gold traditional style chandelier in the dining area.
Small dining area next to the kitchen with banquette seating and chandelier.
Our Dining Nook
A modern stenciled gray wall with asian cabinet and garden stool, red books, and fern.
Japanese Cabinet and Asian Garden Stool
DIY Jim Thomspson bird art and framed butterflies on grey and white stenciled walls.
Art in Dining Room
A blue sofa with Jules Pules bird pillows and white kitchen with dining nook in background.
View into Kitchen
An eclectic styled coffee table in front of light blue velvet couch with black and white bird pillows and white kitchen on the background.
A Wide Living Room View

Other details include fresh seat covers for my thrifted MCM chairs with Boho Luxe Home’s thread bare fabric and I spruced up the banquette seating with bullion fringe and a DIY Japanese obi pillow with pom pom trim. 

By the way, I absolutely love my new high heat heavy duty hot glue gun.  It worked so well with all the fringe I added!! 

Two gold mirrors on top of a dark wood china buffet with a mcm chair and pink fabric on each side. Grey walls and wood floors.
Dining Buffet
A DIY red obi pillow with pom pom fringe and love seat with bullion fringe.
DIY Pillow and Added Fringe on Bench
View of dining buffet opening up to the living room with a blue sofa and german smear fireplace.
China Buffet
A pair of gold mirrors above buffet with a snake plant and colorful candles.
Gold Mirrors
Bird and butterfly art on grey and white stenciled walls with a dining nook holding a glass table top and wood chairs.
Dining Room Art
The new chandelier view from the kitchen counter into dining nook with glass and gold table and wood chairs.  A black asian basket and chinoiserie vase in background with french doors.
Dining Room View

I will be sharing a few more posts with all of the DIYs I haven’t written about yet in the next couple of months.   A huge thank you to all of my wonderful sponsors who helped make this makeover possible! 

The One Room Challenge Sponsors graphic.

Velvet Finishes |  Well Woven | Brightech | Royal Design Studio Stencils | Smith Honig  | Hudson Valley Lighting Group | Fanimation 

Here’s what I did:

  • Professionally reupholster grandparent’s armchairs with blue velvet and bird fabric
  • Paint front picture window black
  • Paint green focal wall
  • Hang new window treatments and remove old blackouts in piano area
  • Makeover music cabinet with removable wallpaper and paint
  • Install new foyer light
  • Stencil foyer walls with cheetah stencil and pearl metallic paint
  • Add fringe to arch floor lamp
  • German smear technique on fireplace stone
  • Hang curtains with rings
  • Create a faux roman shade for the dining room with an existing window panel. 
  • Reupholster two barrel chairs in green velvet with green print (still need to add trim)
  • Purchase a new sofa
  • Trim love seat with fringe 
  • Add brass nailhead trim to black leather chair
  • Sew lumbar pillow and add trim
  • Reupholster two more dining chairs
  • Reupholster piano bench, add fringe to piano seat and tuft 
  • Install chandelier
  • Stencil living room wall
  • Paint buffet 
  • Add trim/moulding if foundation issues are resolved
  • Paint coffee station wall dark and hardware gold
  • Paint front door
  • Create Jim Thompson art
  • Paint faux mantel blue
  • Install mirror gallery wall
  • Hang curated gallery wall
  • Style, style, style
Eclectic Glam Room Makeover Grand Piano Small Dining Area Pinterest graphic.
Living Dining Room Layout Ideas

And that’s a wrap!!

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  1. Kathy, it’s beautiful!! I love all the details. And you look stunning! Great job.
    Hope your hubby heals fast. <3

  2. Oh my gosh Kathy it’s gorgeous! You’ve done so much work I can’t even imagine. I hope your husband is doing well now and that you all can get home and get to enjoying these beautiful spaces!

  3. This looks phenomenal! I can’t believe how much you got done in such a short period of time. I am in love with the reupholstered wingbacks <3

    Best wishes to your husband. I hope he has a speedy recovery!

    1. Thanks so much Brianna! It’s so funny that I grew up sitting on those wingbacks (with red upholstery) at my grandparents. Glad I had them professionally done and am so in love with the crane fabric.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your husband, Kathy. I hope he is doing better now, Wow….you have really worked your magic here! You have such a knack for creating a beautiful and interesting blend of styling. Great work, my friend! You are beautiful, by the way.

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