Cara Scarola from Ore Studios found this 1970s dresser at Goodwill and repainted it a bold yellow. A rehabbed chair, covered in wool houndstooth, sits nearby.
Side chair houndstooth fabric, Place Textiles
Tolomeo lamp, Artemide
A porch-post-style lamp and goldfish pillow, sitting on a chartreuse armchair, are playful nods to nature in this living room.
"I like taking French furniture and making it irreverent—like choosing bright chartreuse for these vintage French chairs. My mother-in-law couldn't believe what I was doing, but I like to take classic pieces and make them modern and fun," says homeowner and designer Amie Corley.
Textrix Apartment Sofa, Carter Furniture
Throw pillows, Perch
In this sun-drenched California bungalow, the living room boasts creamy walls and Asian elements: a vintage bamboo chair, a faux bamboo light fixture and nesting tables with bamboo-inspired metal framing.
In this refreshing lemonade-hued room, cheery yellow walls create a soothing canvas for fabrics and furnishings just a shade or two brighter. The rug, wood floor and bright white sofa and coffee table play off the warm sunshiny vibe of the room.
Scatter personal possessions and unique objects to give your living room a relaxed, lived-in look. Take note of how casually propped artwork disguises the dark firebox and how stacked books become risers to accentuate accessories. A overstuffed leather chair looks good enough to nap in.
In a cottage living room, two white overstuffed arm chairs recede to the background in favor of bright blue and yellow accents, and an orange area rug.
Mix floral fabrics with geometric ones on your living room's chairs and sofas to create a cool, collected style.
Instead of choosing matchy-matchy pieces, mingle different furniture styles—new with old, modern with tradition, flea-market with high end—to add texture and interest. This living room pairs a club chair with modern seating and vintage Bertoia children's chairs from eBay.
August 13, 2012 9:32 PM
Love the green strip floor.....
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