By Sing0. Living Room. At Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 10:43:07 AM.
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.
By not painting the lovely paneled walls and fireplace, Jeffrey allowed the space to bask in the warmth of the wood’s rich grain. He underscored that warmth with creamy furniture upholsteries, a white rug, and billowy beige silk draperies that ensure a dramatic contrast between dark and light.
While an offbeat piece can certainly be incorporated as a contrast or statement piece, don`t stray too far from the traditional baseline. While it`s fun to experiment, if you're into really unexpected combinations, this probably isn't the style for you.