A comfy sofa and fun hanging egg chair offer plenty of seating in this spacious living room as well as prime angles to view the wall-mounted TV over the fireplace. Exposed beams hug the ceiling, adding character and architectural interest.
If you want to create an authentic midcentury look—and don’t have the budget for an “instant” collection—get used to going slow. Designer Chris Nguyen shares his own approach: “Persistence and patience were the keys to finding great vintage pieces for the pictured apartment. The best collections are built over time with careful selection from sources such as local and online dealers and even places like eBay and Etsy. Don’t be afraid of pieces that need a little work either, sometimes a little elbow grease or knowing a good furniture restorer will help you get that dream piece sooner and for less money than you think.”
Malene’s home radiates culture which is a central feature of her product designs-especially her amazing line of rugs. In the living room, the rug completes the conceptual connection between the blue-stained floors and these figures with a pattern that evokes the look and feel of foaming seas. Additional patterns on the pillows and art completes the vignette, bringing home elements of island life as well as African culture.
The custom-built cabinet not only provides storage, but it also doubles as a dog bed. A comfortable armchairs pairs with a sleek side table and Moroccan pouf for a cozy reading spot in the master bedroom.
Clean modern forms are the defining element in this room, with a sleek sectional and hot pink armchairs. The brightly colored Ikat-patterned rug was the inspiration for the palette which includes pink, yellow and blue. The focal fireplace wall features a gray-and-white faux finish and a large round nickel framed mirror over the mantel.
Updated Traditional Living Room with Columns and Exotic Wood Dresser
This stunning living room borrows from French country style in creating an updated traditional feel. Unique features include the concrete columns that have been faux finished to reflect saw-cut travertine. Tea-stained walls add depth to the space, yet another special addition to this well-appointed room.
Tropical Family Room With Neutral Grasscloth Wallpaper and Exposed Beam Ceiling
Natural light illuminates this living room with neutral grasscloth wallpaper and an exposed beam ceiling with leaf-like fans. An ivory sofa is paired with a set of cane armchairs and a red leather end table. Neutral tiles cover the floor.
Holiday Mantel Decorating with Winter Plants and Peace Banner
Cedar topiaries and a peace banner made from glittered cardboard letters make the mantelscape great for the holidays, but the display isn't so holiday-themed that it can't stick around all season. Mercury glass vases and candle holders are a sparkling accent to the natural elements