Castle Heights - The Living Room
Hip hip hurray, Domaine picked up the story about our pretty little bungalow and I'm over the moon. Its one of my favorites! We should start digging deep into each room then, now that its already Friday and I thought I would get through each room by week's end. First up, the living room.
If I'm not starting a home design with a kitchen and working out from there, then its the living room that sets the tone of the house. My goal here was to have it feel youthful, yet refined. Grown ups live here, but they are fun. Its not a large living area so I tried to fit in a lot of flexibility with the furniture. It all starts with the sofa and my clients already had something mid-century in mind. I love this sofa from Gus Modern Spencer sofa because it comes with a chaise lounge that is totally detachable and can be used as a little love seat facing the sofa or in another room entirely. For now, it works as a place to prop one's feet and a quiet divider from the dining area. Add a beautiful indigo throw by Susan Conner and some Hmong batik pillows and you are set.
The bay window was a little challenging in its fuddy duddy old timeyness. It provided the only view to the street beyond and I didn't want to crowd it with chunky furniture. The Bertoia diamond chairs were the only solution really to offer seating and transparency. With Icelandic sheepskin throws to maximize their comfort. With a black marble tulip accent table, an exquisite conversational cluster now occupies the bay window.
Like any modern home, the sofa faces the TV of course. Mounting the TV to the fireplace was obvious. Just as obvious to me was painting the white fireplace Kendall Charcoal to that big TV disappear when it is not in use. The corner to the left of the fireplace was the only logical spot for a media unit and this piece wall mounted cabinet from Blu Dot was a perfect fit.
We ran out of space to bring in more seating, but that's where poufs are the perfect answer. You can stack them or tuck them away when they aren't in use. And display their beautiful textures out on the rug when you need them. I also appreciate the varied heights of these two for visual interest.
This rug was our main infusion of color for the room and we searched high and low for the perfect vintage tribal rug. Finally, this jewel came into our field of vision and I am gaga for it. It was the main reason we went for a glass topped coffee table. To show off its beauty. And the pinks, purples, and indigos in the accent accessories were informed by the rug.
Lastly, details were incorporated to tie everything together. They either offered natural texture, geometric color, or a little metallic sparkle to make the light grey space feel lively and fresh.
That sums it up for the living room area. Next up will be the dining room.