By Sing0. Living Room. At Thursday, June 07th 2018, 04:21:59 AM.
A room with warmth. In New York’s renowned Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, designer Noel Jeffrey went against trend by allowing the living room’s original dark-stained woodwork to have its say. And it is the language of elegance.
Light blue living room. Traditional style is often associated with grand spaces, but there‘s no reason why a smaller space can‘t be decorated in an elegant, traditional way. This room has very high ceilings but not a lot of floor space, so designer Amanda Carol substituted a coffee table for two stools, used large scale art to balance out the window, and incorporated tall millwork over the mantel to draw the eye upwards. The result is a somewhat small space that appears much grander than it really is.
Then look inside the fireplace. The brick firebox is laid in a herringbone pattern. Subtle. The fauteuil facing the fireplace is a taupe velvet cut to create a 3D swirl pattern. And both the sofa and the club chair opposite it play the texture game with their small-weave diamonds. With the exception of the decorative pillows, the only non-textured pattern is at the windows. A tone-on-tone. Quiet. Elegant.
Enlightened comfort "Old Hollywood" style. Pastel shades of blue and linen also white grace this living–room in a stylish commendation to "Old Hollywood". The secret to 'Old Hollywood' manner is in the opulent details: tufted furniture with nail head trim and ´velvet pillows´ plus mirrored end‐tables with a white shag rug also metallic‐accents. But how to keep a pastel living–room from ´feeling’ too chilly also formal? Warm it up together with a prosperous espresso floor plus `fawn walls´.
Harvest spice also everything pleasant. Enjoy wealthy autumn tones all‐year‐round! Deep―orange plus gold are parallel tones or hues that `harmonize´ because they are next to‐each‐other on the tone wheel.