Published at Friday, January 12th 2018, 08:41:32 AM by Adaliz Moreau. Bookcases. Quick sophistication. Quirky collections—like the owl figurines here—are just the thing to break up a book lineup. But this eclectic shelf illustrates another key concept to a polished shelf: Pull books to the front of the shelf. Pop-up shelves, crates climbing up the wall add another dimension to this living room, plus the chance to mix hung art in with the boxes.
Published at Monday, April 09th 2018, 10:06:52 AM. Living Room By Gracia Castellano. Sophisticated living room, traditional design can be tricky, because if you use the wrong finishes it can quickly look dated. The main finishes to avoid are polished brass (too 80's) and chrome (too contemporary). Instead look for more muted metals that have a nice patina like the ones used in this traditional living room from Dayna Kaitlin Interiors. Think oil rubbed bronze and ever so slightly tarnished silver.
Published at Sunday, April 08th 2018, 09:59:27 AM. Living Room By Margherita Corvi. Blue and white glamour in a living room. Although you occasionally see delicate arm chairs in traditional living rooms, the emphasis when it comes to seating is really on comfortable, sit-back-and-relax pieces. Traditional roll arm or William Birch sofas like the ones in this room from Villa Skovly are right at home, and more often than not they`re loaded with throw pillows to up the comfort level.
Published at Saturday, April 07th 2018, 22:07:14 PM. Living Room By Margherita Corvi. 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.
Published at Thursday, April 05th 2018, 09:23:15 AM. Living Room By Adaliz Moreau. Bold pattern in a living room. While traditional rooms have a reputation for being calm and relaxing, they do like to have a little fun by way of patterns. Plaids, toiles, stripes, and florals are all perfectly at home - especially large scale versions of these patterns, as featured in this room from So Cal Contractors. Geometrics and animal prints can also be incorporated, but use them sparingly as they can throw off the vibe and take the style in a different direction.
Published at Tuesday, April 03rd 2018, 08:30:46 AM. Living Room By Adaliz Moreau. While an offbeat piece can certainly be incorporated as a contrast or statement piece, don`t stray too far from the traditional baseline. While it`s fun to experiment, if you're into really unexpected combinations, this probably isn't the style for you.
Published at Monday, April 02nd 2018, 07:42:08 AM. Living Room By Adaliz Moreau. High ceiling living room. Traditional rooms don't speak to any specific age group. A room like this one by Mosaic Architects could belong to a family or couple, young or old. There's a familiarity to it which is inherently comfortable, but it is definitely not old or dated.
Published at Thursday, March 29th 2018, 04:15:17 AM. Living Room By Chalina Fuentes. Farrow & Ball’s “Skimming Stone” is painted on the walls, while the wood comes clean in the venerable paint company’s “All White.” Silver-gray cocktail and side tables pick up the thread of color from the room’s gray-and-white striped Elizabeth Eakins rug, while the furniture remains calm in white upholstery fabrics. Even the accessories on the fireplace wall’s shelves are pared down for importance. Most notable is the pair of antique lanterns on the middle shelves.