Friday, March 22, 2013

White contemporary Living room with mix of patterns

What I like about this interior (besides the beautiful natural light):
- How the feeling of a quietly symmetrical furniture arrangement in neutral colors is completely changed through the addition and combination of patterns: blue ikat pattern (on the pillows), yellow-brown Greek key design (on the rug), orange-red (pillow, decorative objects), with animal print (on the two benches), and some green and black.
Living room; New York, USA. Interior photo via Elle Decor. 

- I like how the space manages to feel light and airy in spite of the fact that there is a lot of furniture for a room this size (there are no less than three seating areas with two large coffee tables included).

This visual effect is due to the light colors and clear materials in the big pieces that make them disappear while all that you really notice are the burst of colors in the accent pieces.

- I like the addition of black here and there - it enhances, clarifies, and brings a crisp contrast to the white.

What I don't like:
- I am not found of the animal print benches (these particular ones), BUT ... they really spice up the room and without them the room wouldn't be the same.
And, in spite of the fact that I am not found of these benches I really like that they are positioned in the middle of everything and paired with a transparent coffee table, so for sure you'll notice them.
In other words these animal print benches haven been given a privileged positioned where you cannot ignore them, whether you like them or not, whether you find them gorgeous or tacky.
And I am sure they are quite a conversation topic.

What do you feel about this interior? And Why?


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  1. I don't like anything in particular in this room (besides the light), but overall it looks nice. The benches are fun.

    What I really love to read are your comments!!
    And BTW, I really like that you started writing in a more personal way, I mean it looks like you started writing not only what it's correct or not from design point of view but you also say what You like or dont!

  2. Yes, I love your comments too. Love when you give them your personal touch. Go for this style!

  3. Thank you for your feedback and for appreciating the personal note in my comments.
    For a while I wanted to keep my comments completely neutral, impartial, and detached from my personal preferences.
    But perhaps the time has come to put more of me in the comments I make ...


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