There is nothing revolutionary about black and white as a color combination. Yet, somethings are dubbed ‘classic’ for a reason! A black and white couch instantly holds your attention even while making sure that the color scheme of the living room is left completely undisturbed. The more intricate the pattern more is the visual impact! The black and white couch can bring patterns that range from simple dots and stripes to chevron outlines and wavy forms. As seasons change and color trends come and go, you can simply switch out accent pillows, accessories and smaller décor pieces around this couch to usher in trendy panache!
Wednesday 26th, July 2017 15:09:18: PM. Living Room. Page Marin.
Due to the difficult narrow shape of the site, the living room needed to be elevated to gain an open view of the lake.
Elevated above an open dining space with a barbecue/fireplace, it is supported by a huge truss. It is the focal point of the house, a bridge flanked by 2 massive square dark concrete-clad bodies, housing further domestic spaces, thus resembling a fortress in layout. The interior is light and comfortable, but there are industrial accents in the massive truss supporting the living room, the seemingly floating stairs of folded metal, with prism shaped steps, encased in the wall on one end, the heavy cast metal fireplace canopy, the stainless steel kitchen.
Friday 28th, July 2017 13:17:20: PM. Living Room. Page Marin.
Gas fires or electric fireplaces are fast, clean, easy to control and energy efficient.They are a practical option for new builds and those who want to create an ambience but do not have a chimney for smoke outage. Simply take a version with a steadied flue as it only requires fitting through an outside wall.
Friday 28th, July 2017 18:43:08: PM. Living Room. Sharla Lebrun.
Colours seen in nature, such as sky blue plus relaxed leaf green have a calming effect on us, while red is a invigorating color and yellow is uplifting (sunshine yellow… require we say more?).
Friday 28th, July 2017 21:29:25: PM. Living Room. Bertille Monnier.
Think about family room wallpaper schemes to accompaniment your lounge. Make the most of a compact home with these clever room illuminating plus space-saving decorating tips for small rooms.
Friday 28th, July 2017 14:07:57: PM. Living Room. Sorrel Guyot.
A 1950s gas fire was substituted with a reclaimed fireplace that equalled the house’s age. This helped make the room feel more homely. ‘We pick a reclaimed fireplace as the particular is much sharper than reproduction models. The pastel blue tulip tiles in the fire enclose match the walls also stained glass in the windows.’
Friday 28th, July 2017 14:28:29: PM. Living Room. Sorrel Guyot.
Energize your living room with uplifting tones of turquoise and ultramarine. Together, they create a spirited yet mellow mix that really pops when you add in touches of white and lime green. A gentle palette like this lends itself to a design with more than a little bit of a Miami Beach vibe, so go for simple, contemporary furniture plus glamorous, white, high-gloss finishes.
Friday 28th, July 2017 16:08:27: PM. Living Room. Page Marin.
Keep it simple
Friday 28th, July 2017 12:48:18: PM. Living Room. Bertille Monnier.
But after eight long years, the living room was desperately in need of a refresh. “It just didn’t look like ours anymore,” says Carter. The furniture was not only a snooze aesthetically but also wasn’t functional for her 10- and 13-year-old kids and their friends. “This is the biggest area in the house, but we never used it,” she says. That all changed once the stuffy chairs and two-seat sofa were swapped out for comfy yet sleek seating and a fresh green, pink, black, and white palette. “Now it’s the only place the kids want to be when they have friends over,” says Carter. “And my family asks for every holiday to be at our house!”
Friday 28th, July 2017 12:52:15: PM. Living Room. Cachet Le Gall.
If you're looking to dip your toe into shade in your own space, Amanda recommends a slow and steady approach. "Test out shade with smaller accent items like outdoor pillows, lanterns and even decorative bowls. Once you realize you love the color in your space, you can go for larger items with confidence!" If you're all in for your makeover, follow her guide and create a dramatic change with one large item.