By Sing0. Living Room. At Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 16:10:05 PM.
Elegance with an edge. So can a living room be elegant and edgy all at once? The Honolulu home of designer Marion Philpotts Miller suggests the answer is yes. Certain stately furnishings like a grand piano are fixtures of finery, and music-loving Miller is a fan.
By not painting the lovely paneled walls and fireplace, Jeffrey allowed the space to bask in the warmth of the wood’s rich grain. He underscored that warmth with creamy furniture upholsteries, a white rug, and billowy beige silk draperies that ensure a dramatic contrast between dark and light.
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.
Step‐down or sunken living‐areas have a 'long‐history' that goes back to the late ´50s. The manner is making its way back to the contemporary insides because of more empirical motives. This way of `dropping` the ground is requisite where raising the roof is not feasible.
´Natalie‐Epstein‐Design’ makes this sunken living–room. Your present living‐room can be transformed into such a step‐down one when you have to remove the partition–walls separating ‘kitchen‘ and living plus dining with family spaces. Also to generate one huge as well as open area during entire remodel of your home. Here, the area is separated from kitchen together with open‐glass‐shelves plus cabinets and which are turned into deck space.