In a small room, one or two large pieces of furniture create a unified look that's cozier than a space filled with smaller pieces. The star of this sitting room is the custom-made 11-foot sectional. Its velvet upholstery is surprisingly durable, a smart choice for a room where the whole family gathers.
A pharmacy floor lamp with an oil-rubbed bronze finish and transitional style were placed by each sofa, to provide supplemental lighting for the room. The floor lamps free up floor space that would be required for side tables with table lamps.
This connected room blends several styles to create an eclectic combined seating and dining area. Painting the wardrobe doors to match the blue walls gives the illusion of a larger space. The differing chair designs help break up the separate sections of the room. An Asian wall piece adds a break in color on the walls, and the silver table provides shine in the matte room.
This view from the entry into the parlor shows the home's original pocket doors that allow the parlor to be closed off, to make the space feel like a private sanctuary away from the rest of the home's more open and communal main living areas.
A globe chandelier illuminates the parlor from above. The metal frame chandelier features a safe and durable acrylic globe that looks and feels like frosted glass dissected by a central band of polished nickel that adds eclectic modern style to the room.
The homeowners wanted a quiet place to read and listen to music. The serene blue-green walls do the trick nicely, combined with a custom-made chaise lounge with antique Indian carvings, an antique Moroccan wedding shawl and other Mediterranean textiles.
Decorative painter Dennis Alexander Cruz created the incredible ombre look in this lounge. To do it, he started on one side of the room with Farrow & Ball's pure Stiffkey Blue. By adding drops of another Farrow & Ball shade (Plummet), he worked his way across the walls, creating a gradient effect.