Matt and Samantha had expressed an affinity for natural wood so Joanna incorporated it in several places throughout the design. Included are two end tables custom created by Matt's grandfather in his wood shop in Overland Park, Kansas.
Sometimes, the architecture of your home is the best guide for the style of the furnishings you fill it with; other times, its surroundings will direct you. When choosing furniture for this living room, designer Kristen Rivoli took the latter tack. “This space is in a building right next to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in New York City, so our inspiration was the classic midcentury modern furniture you might find at the museum,” she says. “We found the side table at a vintage furniture store, but the sofa is new—it’s available through KRID but it has the lines of a classic tuxedo-style sofa. The Brittania light fixture is also new but adds to the midcentury style, and the toss pillows are custom-made in a mellow color palette typical of the ‘50s and ‘60s.”
This living room lives in the same open-concept space as the dining room and eat-in kitchen. Neutral tones throughout the space allow those multiple areas to coexist without seeming cramped or overloaded.
This viewpoint highlights the open design of this living space. A pair of neutral armchairs in the living room have their backs toward the connected dining room and kitchen. The gold dining light fixture catches the eye and compliments the gold floor lamp in the living room. Paisley patterned gray and yellow pillows top the chairs for an accented finish.
This traditional table holds various decorations to add color and art to the neutral walls and brown leather sofa. A blue bird figurine, blue goblet and blue coffee table books are complemented by forsythia branches and gold leaf picture frames.