By Sing0. Living Room. At Wednesday, June 06th 2018, 09:06:50 AM.
Sterling design, Dove gray and attention to detail create serene sophistication in the living room of this Connecticut home overlooking Long Island Sound. “I didn’t want a beachy home so we went with dark floors and classic details,” says the owner, architectural designer Louise Brooks.
Built-in bookcases. Built-in bookcases are an ideal storage solution for traditional living rooms. To make sure the look doesn’t veer into contemporary territory, consider adding some decorative moulding around the perimeter, picture lights at the top, and be sure to use traditional hardware on cabinet doors. A simple design like this one courtesy of Nastasi Vail Design is ideal.
This means no jewel tones, and certainly nothing overly bright or neon. Reds, blues, greens and yellows are right at home, as are every possible shade of white, taupe, beige and gray.
The earth plus sky in harmony. This cheerful living―room uses a bold‐palette of brown and turquoise also white with recalling the earth plus sky. ´Lighter´ monochromatic tones of brown plus turquoise make a sense–of–harmony. Dissimilar shades of brown on the walls plus floor supply a relaxing warmth and while the turquoise accessories plus striped curtains give the space a pop of hue also drama. The slip–covered white‐couch is informal also snug, appending balance.