Layered Neutrals: Part 2

I recently had the opportunity to visit clients who recently welcomed their second child.  After a brief hiatus from working on their home, I stopped by to stylize their living room with a couple of plants, several patterned pillows and a comfy throw.  Seeing how the space emerged from the virtual room inspiration (below) into real life was quite rewarding.  As life settles down for the growing family more personal touches will be added, but for now they have the foundation for an inviting living area to read, play and watch TV.  Many congratulations SH and JH on your adorable new arrival.

These are the key pieces that make up the room.

1.  EQ3's Mañana Floor Lamp    2.  Williams and Sonoma Herringbone Flamestitch Rug 3.  West Elm's Paneled Armoire  4.  Suite NY's Friday Lounger 5.  Room and Board's Tyne Round Coffee Table and 6.  the Mota Wedge Sectional from Viesso.

Loving The Look: Vintage Brown Leather Sofas

Lately, I've been loving the look of vintage brown leather sofas.  Their patinaed finish and profile, reminiscent of another era, easily add character and plushness to any room.  Take a look at a few of my favorites:

Ebay and 1stdibs have  quite a few of these babies up for grabs.  Check on them here, here and here.  I say:  go for it!!

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Light Meets Sofa

Every time I see one of Ochre's chandeliers, its delicate detailing and opulent presence strike me.  I can't help but imagine one of these timeless beauties in my home some day.  Hence, Light Meets Sofa.  I picked some of my favorite ones and paired them with sofas that complement but don't demand the light.  Take a look.

Modern sofa available at Holly Hunt.

Chelsea wing settee from Williams and Sonoma Home.

The Astair sofa from Magni Home Collection.

Room Inspiration

This room inspiration stems from an array of pieces that I've had my eye on for quite some time.   Of course, by now they all have found a spot in my imaginary mansion.  Take a look at how a tassled banquette, a sunset rug and an industrial tool chest can work together to create a colorful,  playfully inviting sitting room.

Above Richard Shapiro's armless banquette is rich in elegance AND warmth.

Ever since I posted Sunset with Angela Adams , I've  been wanting to place this vibrant rug somewhere in my home.  It's both bold and daring and paring it with a warm velvety brown can ground it without taking away any of its dramatic appeal.  Angela Adams

The geometric outline of the bonaire coffee table adds a modern twist to the room.

I don't often match or use full furniture sets in a room,  but I just love the armless banquette and these club chairs together.  The room takes on a 1930's LA glamour feel.

The Thomas Paul maple tree pillow brings the room back to modern day by adding color and visual interest.

Restoration Hardware's industrial tool box console's rough and stuctured form provides contrast to the soft banquette.  Placed behind the banquette or against a wall it will provide yet another element to my imaginary space.

Two hot pink turned wood table lamps on the console offer a pop of color.  Graham and Green

Lastly, From Esty, Moroccan tea glasses for tea or cocktails.


Chicago Class

This Chicago home is full of class and substance.  Neutral tones and textural elements help make it a serene abode.  Take a look at Chicago blogger Crystals design sensibilities.

I love the  mix of bold pattern and soft color in the bedding.

A leopard print pillow adds pizzaz to an antique  chair.

A rug in a second seating area adds a colorful tribal touch to an otherwise neutral setting.

Adorning an entry with a favorite piece of clothing should remind one of what to wear and how to wear it.  It's an easy and creative way to add detail and interest to one's space.

Just look in your closet for your next dramatic entrance.

Lovely space...