Published at Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 19:36:21 PM by Axelle Thys. Living Room. Minimize technology, A common design dilemma in traditional rooms is how to incorporate modern technology like televisions. In this case the TV was placed above the fireplace in order to create a column effect and streamline the focal point, thus minimizing the impact of the television. In traditional spaces the more you can hide technology the better.
Published at Saturday, July 21st 2018, 08:48:39 AM. Living Room By Carmelina Landi. 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.
Published at Saturday, July 21st 2018, 07:28:06 AM. Living Room By Arlene Ivers. 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, 03:13:59 AM. Bookcases By Laverne Lacroix. If the shelf fits, use it. Eighteen inches of wall space may have more possibilties than you think. Designer Lotta Jansdotter put a Benno CD tower on its end and used it as shelving for books and curios. Rough and tumble bath, shelves shaped like skateboards (from Pottery Barn Kids) add fun to a wall of concrete wall tiles mimicking masonry. Bright towels pick up their color for another accent.
Published at Friday, July 20th 2018, 20:47:35 PM. Living Room By Margherita Corvi. Shades of blue in the living room. Just because a room is traditional it doesn´t mean it can´t still have one or two modern pieces. A mid century modern sputnik chandelier is the perfect addition to this traditional living room from VV Design. It creates contrast and adds an element of urban cool to this elegant space.
Published at Friday, July 20th 2018, 07:55:29 AM. Living Room By Axelle Thys. 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 Friday, July 20th 2018, 07:54:50 AM. Living Room By Truda Dreyer. 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.
Published at Thursday, July 19th 2018, 08:00:56 AM. Living Room By Berta Nucci. 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.