Before & After: Our Morning Show MakeoverSee the products we used to refresh The Morning Blend set!
Early risers love to get the latest happenings in Omaha from KMTV's The Morning Blend. Hosted by Mary Nelson and Mike DiGiacomo, the popular morning show gives exposure to local businesses, organizations, events, and entertainers. Naturally, because we love teaming up with innovative businesses, hayneedle.com was excited to have the opportunity to redesign their set.
The goal was to keep the space unique and welcoming but also bright, fresh, and modern. Hayneedle stylists Val Drorbaugh and Cora Coppock maintained the existing cozy and inviting vibe on The Morning Blend set, but updated the look with on-trend décor complemented by classic staples and Hayneedle exclusives.
"When I first laid eyes on the collection that Hayneedle's designers put together for The Morning Blend, I was beyond excited!" Nelson said. "They listened to us and delivered big time on what we needed for functionality."
The new modern space still feels like home and incorporates fun patterns, geometric shapes, and a soft color palette for the backdrop. The space was ideal for two sofas, which lend a more casual, relaxed vibe. Lively accent pillows in bold, colorful prints really popped against the gray sofas. Next to the couch, a garden stool was added and repurposed as an end table for more display space. Our Hayneedle exclusive Belham Living end table sits perfectly between the couches and plays up the warm wood flooring.
The somewhat-traditional coffee table was replaced by something a little more up-to-date: a wood coffee table with an iron frame and retro-inspired hairpin legs. Not only is this great for guests and hosts to keep their morning cup of joe nearby, but the spacious tabletop also displays trays, coffee table books for a more personal touch, and contemporary geometric accents.
"My favorites are the pillows!" exclaimed Nelson. "They're gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces. I want them for my own home and hope our viewers are just as inspired."
To further establish the space, a plywood wall was built in the background with molding and paint. Because The Morning Blend loves keeping it local, they plan to use the revamped wall space to display new work from local artists every month.
On the wall, the shelves were left, but the vinyl screen behind was taken out. We swapped out the existing décor on the shelves with some more cohesive accents. We loved the greenery and natural elements the set already had, so we mixed in more with geometric statues and white bottles and vases that play with height variations.
The final result was lighter and brighter but still familiar and homey.