When decorating a living room you can never go wrong with a neutral palette but the key to a successful design is how you put it together. In this room, since all the furniture was calm I wanted to splash some excitement on the walls with a sophisticated and rich green. Now, sometimes people get scared to paint their walls but I think what makes neutral rooms work is that tension. And also keep in mind when you’re painting, that curtains, artwork and furniture will break up that color.
Where to Start
I always think of the floors as my fifth wall so I went with the really bold Torrey rug that has an earthy color palette. It’s the star of the room and then everything is built around it. The Stratus sectional is the perfect complement to it because it’s big and inviting but doesn’t fight it’s pattern.
As you probably know by now I love mixing materials so I went with a metal and glass coffee table to be able to see the pattern of the rug and then chose a wood and stone credenza to round out the layers. That mixing of textures starts to tell the story of your room and makes boring neutral turn into classic and rich. The Cordova chair is a great pop of color to pull out of the rug. Yes, grey is a color!
How to Accessorize
Throw in some great accessories and you have a well-worn room that will be the backdrop for many family memories to come. And that’s the key to design – creating your family’s backdrop and story, so take the time to build the space that you want to envelope you for years!