A few weeks ago we looked at dining room styles, so I thought it might be fun and useful to continue the series with living rooms, especially with the holiday entertaining season on the way. I hope this gives you some ideas of which one might be right for YOUR living room and lifestyle!
Vibrant Bachelor Pad
You could call this playful, eclectic condo a retro-futuristic design! Reminiscent of the 60s with the Eero Aarnio bubble swing chair, yet offering plenty of totally modern materials and finishes, this sensual bachelor pad is also easy to care for, brilliant for a person on-the-go who likes to entertain. The B&B Italia sectional lounge furniture offers multi-directional seating, and a plush crimson rug is great for large informal parties.
Because this space doesn’t use a fireplace for its living room focal point, instead I custom-designed wall-mounted shelving and a media cabinet that also serves as a bar. It’s perfect for showing off my client’s cool collectibles, and hiding away the cords and cables so commonly found with boys and their toys, like the ceiling-mounted projector used for movies and games.
Comfortable Mid-century Meets Global Chic
Do you love mid-century design but want more vibrant or interesting textiles? This living room may be for you! The shapes of the contemporary furniture are streamlined and simple, like mid-century furniture. The colors and patterns of the textiles are globally inspired, bigger and bolder, while mixing in contemporary touches.
Mid-century is a great choice for people who like to collect and display original and reproduction furniture, and those who enjoy entertaining at home with cocktail parties or coffee and book clubs. Juxtaposing different contemporary materials like glass and wood, plus fabrics and patterns from faraway places, makes for an exciting space!
Contemporary Hillside Retreat
If you love the idea of contemporary, clean lines, but don’t care for the mid-century style, then this hillside retreat’s living room may be the right choice for you. A mixture of colors, patterns, and textures provides interest, while the light-colored wall paint is the perfect background to let the colors do the talking.
A variety of surfaces like the Flokati rug over wood flooring means it will never be boring or unwelcoming. The simplicity of this contemporary design allows the view to really shine. If you don’t have a view, bring in artwork and sculptures as really great conversation pieces.
Gentleman’s Modern Classic
This living room would appeal to someone who values bold, rich colors, natural elements, traditional craft, and modern comfort. The masculine colors and patterns are balanced by a light paint color on the walls and ceilings. The octagonal hair-on-hide ottoman is a useful conversation piece, surrounded by more traditional furniture.
Warm wood trim and panelling around the windows and doors tones nicely with the aged leather club chairs. The soft woolly rug beckons under the chaise lounge, offering a cozy spot to curl up with a book or take a nap on a rainy day.
If you love one of these living room styles, or want to discuss an idea all your own, Kimball Starr can be your personal stylist! Call her today for a complimentary consultation!