Published at Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 20:03:42 PM by Delfina Stavros. Living Room. Dark and dramatic living room. Perhaps no style lends itself as well to drama as traditional style rooms. All it takes is a dark, rich wall color to enhance the inherent elegance and class. Toss a roaring fire in this room from Misiaszek Turpin Architects and you`ve got a recipe for a dramatically cozy space.
Published at Friday, July 20th 2018, 07:55:29 AM by Axelle Thys. Living Room. Lovely and light living room. Making the right decorating decision sometimes means doing nothing at all. When a living room like the one in this East Hampton house is blessed with beautiful French doors and an abundance of light, a smart designer knows to leave well enough alone: Keep the windows undressed. Designer Larry Laslo did just that. He also enhanced the architecture’s airiness with a monochromatic palette of soft pearl and sand with dark wood accents.
Published at Friday, July 27th 2018, 08:04:08 AM by Seana MacAleese. Living Room. Dramatic window treatments. To really bring home the traditional style, make sure to include dramatic floor-to-ceiling window treatments like the ones in this room decorated by Salvesen Graham. They can be pleated or not, have valances or not, and use tiebacks or not - but make sure they go all the way from the floor to the ceiling in order to get the full effect.
Published at Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 06:55:59 AM. Living Room By Delfina Stavros. 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 Saturday, July 21st 2018, 08:48:39 AM. Living Room By Carmelina Landi. A whisper of pattern. Used as both a family room and a living room, the 20x30-foot space in this Atlanta home gathers its elegant energy from patterns that are even more subtle than tone-on-tone—they’re created entirely from textures. The pair of modified wing chairs at the fireplace are covered in a beige fabric woven in small diamond motifs (no coincidence, the Pollack fabric is “Diamondieu”).
Published at Saturday, July 21st 2018, 07:28:06 AM. Living Room By Arlene Ivers. 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.
Published at Saturday, July 21st 2018, 03:13:59 AM. Bookcases By Laverne Lacroix. Exhibition trick. In contrast, white shelves are like museum displays—they put all the focus on the individual pieces within. Play it up by placing a single standout piece on a shelf by itself.
Published at Friday, July 20th 2018, 20:47:35 PM. Living Room By Margherita Corvi. Classic living room with modern touches. Just because a room is traditional it doesn't mean there isn't room for a great modern piece. This classic living room designed by Robinson Home is traditional in almost every way, but the lucite coffee table adds a modern uplift which pulls it into the present.
Published at Friday, July 20th 2018, 07:55:29 AM. Living Room By Axelle Thys. Refined elegance, There’s no style that lends itself to elegance and sophistication better than traditional style. Just take this room by Rinfret Interiors as an example. Balance and symmetry are subconsciously pleasing to the eye, and when combined with luxurious fabrics, refined colors, and delicate architectural detailing it creates an elegant style that will stand the test of time.
Published at Friday, July 20th 2018, 07:54:50 AM. Living Room By Truda Dreyer. 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.