A graphic interlocking pattern in bright green adds a contemporary vibe to the traditional wood frame of this armchair. Bold floral curtains flank the windows and bright blue table lamps add another colorful touch to the buffet.
This light and bright living room features a blue upholstered rocking chair positioned in front of a modern artwork. A white round table with a palm plant is located nearby, while a green and white patterned rug leads the way to the remaining section of the room.
This Spanish Modern house is home to a young family of four. The design is a graceful blend of Art Deco and midcentury styles, with fun pops of color that add life to the rooms. Here, in the living room, white space is just as important as the art pieces, helping to create a sense of peace as well as spotlighting special moments, like the niche above the fireplace.
This transitional living room features lots of sophisticated designs, from the ornate chandelier and restored fireplace to the striped purple window treatments. An expansive patterned rug in a neutral tone grounds the room and provides space for the comfy sofa, armchairs and coffee table to stand out.
The homeowners wanted this living room, like the rest of their home, to be family friendly, elegant, luxe and sophisticated, but with a sense of whimsy and fun. The space had to be equally comfortable and appealing for both kids and adults. The space plan offers great flexibility, with the large ottoman completely mobile and a small lucite lamp table that can be easily set aside for play dates.
This lively living space features an open floor plan, bringing together the living, dining and bar areas. Multicolored floral pillows line the bright yellow L-shaped sofa, while a large sliding glass window makes it easy to transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
A gorgeous wall tapestry featuring fuchsia and burgundy flowers sets a colorful backdrop for the mix of patterns and rich hues in this eclectic living room. A mustard yellow sofa is decorated with a collection of throw pillows. A pair of chairs with deep red cushions surround a clear coffee table over the faded rug.
Since the design of this guest room is packed with pattern, color and texture, the crown molding was painted the same color as the walls to keep the space from becoming too busy. When standing in the room, the eye goes straight from the walls up to the unusual ceiling.
The open plan living room is grounded by a refined color palette of navy blue, black and pops of red. Over the sofa, a painting of a lion mane’s mushroom adds a modern, rustic touch to the living area. The mushroom silhouette continues with two bright Verner Panton Flowerpot Lamps. The table lamps bring a 1960s vibe into this modern living room.
Both white drapes and bamboo shades provide adjustable light levels and privacy. Throw pillows, fiery orange walls and a multicolored rug add visual interest to a room anchored by a brown sectional sofa.
Gladys Tay is a woman of many interests. The Singapore native and current resident of St. Paul, Minnesota explores a few of them in-depth through her eponymous website, which focuses on an eclectic combo of cooking, art and vintage furnishings. For the past two-and-a-half years, she’s shared a 3-story, split level house with her husband, Frank. After an intense period of renovation, Gladys' strong design sense and love of objects combined to turn the 1800-square-foot space into a wonderful temple of maximalist design.