Casual Chic

Rustic elements are combined with traditional furnishings to create a couple-friendly living room. Rustic meets elegant in a two-layer treatment of custom woven blinds and silk draperies on the windows. An accent chair in warm cognac leather along with a traditional sofa and loveseat in wheat colour chenille are mixed with a rustic cocktail table and end tables giving this room a “casual chic” feel. With just the right combination of accessories in this living room, a perfect balance between the different design styles is achieved making this a terrific room for entertaining another couple or for just relaxing in after a long day.

Sophisticated Style

The square cocktail table is a large, functional anchor for this sitting area. Custom cabinetry plays a key role in this living room, providing plenty of storage and a place to display collectibles. The TV and fireplace flow seamlessly into the custom designed cabinetry. Leather chairs in an accent cognac colour and a leather loveseat and sofa in a warm brown tone set the mood for a comfy place for conversation. The neutral painted walls are brought to life with an accent wall painted in “Devine Roast”; a warm khaki taupe colour also found in the large area rug, custom designed valances and silk lampshades. Stained to match the existing cabinetry, a custom designed wine cabinet featuring a granite counter top is always ready to serve guests. The “sophisticated style” of the furniture in this room ensures an elegant but comfortable space for entertaining friends and family.

Simply Stunning

This open plan living room is ideal for relaxing. Two large sofas with matching ottomans in creamy leather and a warm brown leather recliner chair are positioned in the room for optimal fireplace and TV viewing or for just sitting back and enjoying the beautiful ocean view. Because of the open concept, all the walls were painted in “Devine Mocha” and the crown molding and patio doors in “Devine Truffle”, creating a natural flow throughout the main level. A colour palette of cream, deep browns with an accent of a smoky blue is used to keep the space light and airy. A large wool area rug displaying shades of cream, taupe and dark brown is used to pull the room together and ground the space. The custom designed valances and sheer blinds create an airy feel while adding the finishing touch to this “simply stunning” living room.

Before and After

This living room was dated and drab. The floral valance and area rug, chair rail, country pictures and accessories had to go! To give this living room a modern touch, everything was removed from the room except for the furniture and the floor model TV. The wall colour choices were chosen from the wooden mantel and the brick in the fireplace. After the chair rail was removed, the main walls were painted in “Devine Café”, a warm caramel colour and to highlight the focal point of the room, the fireplace, this wall was paint in “Devine Spice”, a deep cognac colour. Once the white crown molding was painted in “Devine Truffle”, not only did it frame the room but it also pulled the room together working well with the new dark espresso furniture and accessories. The dated floral valance was replaced with suede grommet curtain panels which provided warmth and height to the window. A neutral sisal area rug with a dark espresso binding helped to ground the space while a leather ottoman in an espresso colour was added as a functional cocktail table or extra seating, if needed. Modern lamps, tables, pictures, artwork and accessories were added to complete this new updated modern living room. Now, this room has gone from drab to fab and it’s a family favorite!

Functional & Fabulous

When designing this room, everything was taken into consideration! The coffered ceilings provide additional lighting for creating that special ambiance while adding an architectural interest. The focal point, the corner fireplace, features a sandy-tone granite surround with a traditional mantel. Equipped with surround sound, this living room is ideal for watching a movie or listening to music, entertaining family and friends or curling up by the fireplace in your favorite chair with a great book. A neutral palette of cream, taupe and dark espresso brown with an accent of lime green keeps this room feeling fresh and airy. This room is “functional and fabulous” at its best!