“Make a list of what people typically do, and do the opposite,” says Simon Doonan, window dresser at Barneys New York. “You are bound to get some attention.” I couldn’t agree . It’s too easy to fill rooms up with catalogue looks, which may come together very nicely but overlook a bit of soul.
Before this week I wrote about putting a personal stamp on your bedroom. This week I am turning to the living room, where you can showcase a distinctive sense of style with inspirational finds, precious heirlooms, artful wall remedies and much more.
Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Insert colorful, personalized artwork. These framed silhouettes from poppin’ colors make me think the people who live here have fun characters.
Vanessa De Vargas
Use head-turning color. Dark pink is an unexpected conclusion that turns these lamp bases from lighting to palaces. I am a whole spray-can girl, so this notion makes me wonder what I might be able to paint to get an exclamation point in a room.
Janell Beals – House of Fifty
Bring in a captivating wall layout. Create a distinctive focal point using a stencil design or background over a fireplace or behind a couch.
Insert a light with character. A chandelier is also an unexpected touch at a living room. Mix it with rustic pieces to display your glam-yet-country side.
Studio Marcelo Brito
Group images on a theme. Collect framed pieces along with other finds on a gallery wall which expresses something about who you are. Organize them close together vs. around the space for increased impact.
Go large. Create a conversation starter with large scale jagged pieces on a wall.
Interior Design Philosophy
Insert the unexpected. What a personal statement this gathered paper look is! Lit up from below with lighting, it generates popping texture.
A Beach Cottage
Rather than using conventional end tables to your couch, add another type of accent table, such as a tiny dresser. You receive more storage out of it, also.
The Lettered Cottage
Re-imagine your coffee table. Try a fresh end and change up the decor pieces on top.
Klang & Associates
Pair accent tables or garden stools instead of a coffee table.
Get diverse. Pair modern with rustic, new with old.
In the artwork on the walls to the furniture pieces, do not choose decor based on a specific style, but on what makes you smile.
LDa Architecture & Interiors
Move bold. This room features fabulous, high-end style. The use of this black wall, intriguing artwork, and black trim and flooring molding is a creative move.
American & Global Designs, Inc..
Consider a window treatment which captures your character. Pick something large in scale along with a stunning color that is totally you.
Echelon Custom Homes
Sunny walls, eclectic decor along with a bold mixture of layouts showcase this homeowner’s character. Here is somebody not afraid to take chances.
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