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Make clutter appealing to the eye by stocking up on stylish storage containers. Splurge on matching bookshelves, in which to house all your tomes and hobbies. Use warm woods and neutral hues for a refined country look. Design by Christopher Grubb.
Venetian plastered walls, cypress beams and custom-made wrought iron lighting set an elegant tone upon entering this traditional living room. Designer Troy Beasley mixes contemporary chairs, tables and accessories with charming Moorish art and rich, Tuscan hues. Tuscan style is known for its natural, earth-toned colors, like golden yellow, terra cotta and green for an airy effect in warm-weather places, and this ivory and gold color scheme provides just that.
Grand Old World Living Room With Hand-Painted Ceiling
Nothing says old world magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier of this elegant gathering room. Looking up, the room emits a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor, while the furnishings and accessories deliver a traditional and comfortable spin on old world style. The most spectacular piece in the room is the 16th-century fireplace imported from Cyprus. Designer Lori Venners added beige Knole sofas to pull in the gold hues from the ceiling detail while also complementing the chocolate-brown draperies and dark wood furniture.
The homeowner decided to restore the original hardwood floors, and loves how the golden wood sets off the vintage details found throughout the house. Neutral basics like the matching grey sofas in the living room provide a simple palette for pops of color like the warm-toned pillows and drapery.
Traditional Neutral Living Room With Metallic Accents and Regal Decor
The metallic coffee table with a glass top adds feminine curves to this neutral living room without taking up a lot of visual space. Metallic pillows on the couch and gold toned lamps keep the glamorous vibe going throughout the space. Patterned chairs and Roman shades add texture to the smooth, elegant room.