The large, geometric coffee table feels fresh and provides ample space for Scandinavian-inspired accents including candles, books and a carved horse from a local Minneapolis shop. Layering a mix of accents in natural tones with black and white creates texture and movement in the seating area while still maintaining a clean, modern aesthetic.
The formal living room/parlor is one of the first impressions you get to make on your guests about what your personal style is and how you like to live at home. For the entertaining spaces in this home our client wanted chic, well edited rooms with simple palettes and lots of light. Their formal living room is exactly that with transitional furnishings and original artwork created by one of their daughters. The layering in this room is subtle but impactful. Metallic wallcovering defines the niches, sheer panels, a painted ceiling and an antique mirrored platform coffee table rest on a white silk rug. All of these carefully curated details have light-reflective properties. Editing does not equate to skimping.
Space is a resource that can be measured horizontally and vertically; knowing this can be your most powerful tool! Pick out tables, sofas and chairs that sit low to the ground to achieve that high-ceiling effect.
This 3-light adjustable metal sconce with farmhouse-inspired style provides lighting over the guest bathroom’s freestanding white vanity. A black metal flush-mount pendant lamp with modern farmhouse style on the ceiling provides ambient light for the space.
Always keep changes of weather in mind when packing, especially if you have long days outdoors planned. When packing for Memorial Day weekend, Trunk Club's Maggie Mee recommends some key pieces that are stylish and multi-functional. "For women, wide leg cropped pants serve as a trendy versatile base. You can pair them with a cami or knit tee. Fitted tops complement the wide pant leg. You might also think about swapping out dresses for jumpsuits this Memorial Day weekend. They're perfect for moving around a picnic and leave you feeling comfortable and carefree."
Layering natural textures like a lamb’s wool stool and a jute rug add warm contrast against modern elements like the marble and metal side table. Providing room to store everyday items as well as an area to relax and connect with guests creates a multifunctional space for daily life.
Shades of white and ivory add elegance to your living room. Don't fret about keeping your palette pure white: you can mix ivory and white tones and incorporate older pieces with newer ones in this way.
Traditional rooms are best decorated with layers, and the key to a well-layered holiday home is to fill rooms with a mix of interesting textures. The lush greenery of the wreaths contrasts perfectly with the nubby, woven fibers of the throw pillows while the merlot-toned flowers introduce new shades of red into the space.
Layering tones of blue and white with metal accents, botanical prints and potted plants creates an organic and natural seating area that is the perfect place to relax with a book or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day.