2/22/12

Olioboard: Urban Eclectic Living Room

I felt like getting a little urban with this decor board.  The room was literally a blank slate---gleaming white floors, exposed brick painted white, support columns, and exposed piping and metal work everywhere.  Very industrial chic.
Crimson curtain panels pop against all the grayish white.  Since I love the contrast of the right green against the right red, I added this handsome velvet sofa in eye-catching olive green.  Nearby, a graceful chair's femininity balances out the sofa's masculine silhouette.  A chocolate brown and ivory chevron rug livens up the floor.  I kept the seating area furniture eclectic by adding in a round black coffee table, classic floor lamp, leather pouf, and unique tree stump-like end table.  Fun pillows, a stack of books, a red tray, and a white vase of unexpectedly purple flowers complete the sofa area.

In the background, storage and artwork play on the room's lofty ceiling by going vertical.  In the far left corner, books are stacked on a vertical rack.  Between the windows, a long frame displays favorite black and white photos in a modern but classic way.  At far right, I arranged an office area.  The great modern desk possesses the same masculine lines as the couch, while another feminine chair (in a delicious apricot color) softens the hard edges.  An antique clock and industrial wall files add to the eclectic feel of the space.  Next to the column stands a fabulous coat tree that doubles as a conversation-starting work of art.  Overhead everything hangs a breathtaking, industrial-style chandelier. 

What do you think? 


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1 comment:

cleartrampoline said...

That couch is like my dream couch, although maybe a tad shorter would be better for my space, it looks like a long one. Is there a way when you make these you can list the items in them, or links to them? Just a thought. I'd love to bookmark that couch for future reference. :)