Contemporary Black Seating Area is Chic, Glamorous
Traditional black floor-to-ceiling shelving and cabinetry provide ample storage space in this glamorous sitting area. Contemporary furniture is given an industrial twist with chrome features and is paired with rich black upholstery. A chic gray area rug is added to bring in a pop of contrast.
Black and Yellow Seating Area with Geometric Motif
Graphic patterns and letters accent this geometric seating area designed by Elaine Williamson. Black diamond wallpaper and a honeycomb throw pillow are statement pieces in the room, along with a bright orange, nailhead trim stool.
Captivating Art Deco Sitting Space With Black Wall Panelling, Green Velvet Chair and Prism Coffee Table
Black wall panelling with gold trim and corner embellishments adds texture and a sophisticated base for this sitting area design. Wand sconce lighting is mounted within the panels reflecting a warm glow on the black paint. The deep, vivid green of the velvet chair looks beautiful against the wall and black and white patterned floor. A geometric table adds the finishing touch to the sleek concept.
Golden light fixtures hover like ethereal globes in the sky of this elegant sitting room, one of many living areas in the mansion. Dark walls, ceiling and floor majestically set them off as well as the room's gold trim.
A series of portraits of odd-shaped creatures are framed and hanging on a black wall above a plush, soft sofa. Two round tables sit on either side of the sofa, which has a coordinating plush ottoman. Four orb pendant lights add lighting and style to the space.
In this traditional lounge designed with Napoleon in mind, chalk paint becomes a thoughtful medium for capturing Old World details on a modern canvas. A gold velvet sofa and ruby-colored slipper chair pair well with a swirling mirror, making the space seem large and luxurious.
Lavish Seating Area by Designer Shelly Riehl David
Black and yellow damask chairs surround a round, black leather ottoman in this space from designer Shelly Riehl David. The chandelier is highlighted by a mirrored inset with white ornate frame. Ample seating and luxury appointments help make for formal but comfortable space for relaxing and conversation.
Asian Inspired Sitting Room With Black Stone Fireplace
This neutral sitting area features an eye-catching, glossy black stone fireplace paired with medium grain wood accents. A contemporary chandelier hangs from the exposed beam ceiling, while a wooden sofa and two armchairs offer cozy spots for relaxing.
Traditional Lounge Blends Old World Style, Modern Details
Fascinated by Napoleon's travels and conquests, designer Garrow Kedigian transformed this traditional lounge into a collector's paradise. Classically-inspired pieces shine like jewels against the black walls, while chalk-drawn details add a whimsical, modern touch.
This den provides a perfect place for the evening wind-down. Anchored by a black sectional sofa, the room features a mix of modern pieces like the Verner Panton throw and the Eames coffee table, and global elements like the romantic wall-covering of gondolas floating in a sea of lanterns.
Surrounded by black walls and ornate chalk-drawn details, two midcentury modern lamps with teal shades add an unexpected pop of color to this traditional lounge. Between them, a portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte nods to the historic figure that inspired this space.
Moody Color Palette, Lively Accents Create Lounge-Like Atmosphere
A moody palette of charcoal and kelly green create a lounge-like atmosphere in the sitting room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Nancy Evars and Dimitra Anderson added a multicolored cowhide rug and YES artwork for liveliness and touches of fun.
Midcentury Modern Sitting Room With Stone Fireplace
A rustic stone fireplace can't compete with the retro style in this sitting room. Graphic wallpaper and a starburst clock surround the fireplace, while midcentury modern chairs and a round coffee table form a small fireside seating area.