One of the ways interior designers add sophistication and timelessness to rooms is by accessorizing with books. Since coffee table books can be pricey, an excellent way to use books as decoration without breaking the bank is to pair high-end books with vintage books found at flea markets, like is done on this table. To maximize an old book’s charm, remove its book jacket to expose the canvas, cloth or paper surface.
This beautiful living room makes use of many natural elements. The leather couch offers a stylish, comfortable place to sit, while the polished live wood table continues bringing natural style to the space.
Previously, the room had no flowers. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts often uses cut flowers from the garden as an easy way to bring life into a space. “It’s a really inexpensive way to add color,” she says.
Inspired by a velvet cerulean blue sofa, this home features a soft color palette with pops of bold color. Some of the colors were taken from the preppy and Easter-inspired hues that people wear in the Washington D.C. area. Tribal and African accents add a unique element to the neutral and traditional furniture pieces.
A great way to bring an organic feel to an otherwise sleek living room is a live edge coffee table. This beautiful and natural piece of wood plays off the finished wooden bookshelves, fireplace and end tables.
A leather-topped table in this traditional living area strikes a balance between a conventional coffee table and an ottoman. The round shape creates a cozy, informal feel. Soft lamp lighting illuminates the room's warm color palette creating a cozy sitting area.
Playful black and white photography is arranged geometrically to form an accent wall and a focal point in this eclectic living space. Beneath it, a console table holds a vinyl record player, adding vintage flair to the throwback space, which incorporates a mix of modern and Art Deco elements. A gold drum-style coffee table adds glamour and function.
The design wish behind this living room: Create a peaceful space that feels contemporary and yet honors the apartment's original details, like the exposed brick wall and the marble fireplace. Muted colors help those elements shine. The coffee table is made of a vintage Moroccan brass tea tray.