In this living room, deep blue walls and multicolored artwork are more contemporary counterpoints to the retro sofa and modern end table. A white love seat and matching ottoman provide additional seating around the room.
In addition to functionality, it's important to consider visual balance when designing a living room. As you arrange furniture, take a step back and look at the room from several vantage points, especially from nearby staircases and landings. What may appear properly balanced from below may look cluttered from above.
In this urban sophisticated living room, neutral colors and rich textures are used to create a space that is fresh and hip. Custom hand-blown pendants hang above the bar to add a splash of color. A wall-mounted mirror opens the space next to a unique built-in bookshelf.
A soft, neutral color palette was used throughout the four-level home, infused with fresh bursts of color to highlight the couple’s laid-back vibe and youthful personalities. The home includes a sofa by Carl Hansen that balances the full-height Carrara marble fireplace as well as a clean, architectural Walter Knoll dining table.