Dominating floral wallpaper is a focal point in a modern upstairs living space with white walls, cable railing, a dining table and beaded chandelier. The room is designed by Scouted Home, an interior styling boutique in Los Angeles and Nashville.
The rule of threes can be helpful, especially if you have a coffee table with an interesting shape. Jonathan Savage, owner of Savage Interior Design in Nashville, Tenn., used a sculptural pot with green succulents, a vintage ashtray and a stack of books to balance out the top of the table. For an extra touch, open the book to a favorite page.
Design firm Reunion Goods & Services has worked on a number of properties with Oliver Hospitality including the recently opened Fairlane Hotel in Nashville. Director of Interiors at Reunion Laura Flam describes the firm's retro style as entailing "a passion for history, both in architecture and art. We combine that knowledge with more contemporary sensibilities to create spaces that are layered with detail and feel both timeless and yet forward-thinking."
Designer Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design, based in Nashville, Tenn., recommends using coffee tables with multiple levels for displaying items. This one, from Lillian August, a fine home furnishings retailer, is a brass table with a shagreen base and a top shelf made of glass with silver leafing on the backside. You can find a similar two-level design and mix of metals in tables priced for your budget. A mix of glasswork, vases and urns give it a glamorous feel, while the bust on a lucite base brings a rustic nature to the coffee table vignette.