The room past the light-filled entryway is the parlor, where Seana gives the first hint of how deep her design skills actually go. The walls use black as a neutral, making it a canvas for all of the room’s other colors to pop against. The centerpiece of the room is a breathtaking painting that also serves as the foundation of the color palette, featuring every color that’s present in the space, from bright fuchsias to the deep yellow reflected in the upholstered side chair.
Boston-area designer Heidi Pribell created this gilded masterpiece for a client who was renovating his historic Beacon Hill home. Pribell combines the ornate Louis XIV style with a still-bright (but less baroque dining) area, giving the room a full shimmery feel without assaulting the occupants with details at every turn.
The casual fabrics chosen for this parlor help create the laid-back, Bohemian look featured here. The linen sofa and throw pillows wear their soft crinkles well and give the space a devil-may-care appearance. Across the space, two linen chairs are positioned to add seating and maintain the space's vibe. The wicker rug below the sofa and chairs is built to sustain wear and tear, but also to give texture to the space, and the large, open window on the back wall gives patrons of this room the feeling of connecting with nature, while maintaining the luxuries of the indoors.
There's just something about a piano that makes a room feel elegant. After enjoying dinner and drinks, the owners and their friends can head into this parlor, where a plush sofa offers comfortable seating and glass shelves are sure to spark conversation.
A parlor is a must for a home that feels like a palace. Coffered ceilings and crown molding draw the eyes up, while a piano and plush armchairs invite the owners to play a set or sit back and listen to the music.
Just off the hallway, a floral sofa and blush chairs put a romantic twist on the traditional parlor. Red wallpaper complements the design and draws even more attention to the room's fireplace and crown molding.
To create a relaxing, parlor space, designers used white walls to reflect the natural light of the space. To warm the design, a gray sofa and chairs were brought in, along with purple pillows and a purple chair that add vibrant color to the space. A gray and white rug and coffee table help to define this area, while rich wooded, traditional pieces finish the design with a touch of elegance.
With hand-painted, tree-covered wallpaper, this traditional parlor becomes an enchanting space for entertaining guests and sharing intellectual conversations. A plush white sofa and gilded, 18th century chairs offer plenty of spaces to sit, while a crystal chandelier, lamps and candelabras provide radiant light for any occasion.
In a contemporary parlor that consists of white walls, carpet and floor-to-ceiling curtains, a large blue poster becomes a vivid focal point, encouraging guests to sit and reflect. Blue stripes across the floor complement the image and divide the room down the middle, thus distinguishing one seating area from the other.