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Style 180: The Living Room

As the years go by, our wardrobes change, our hairstyles change, even our taste in music and food changes. And thankfully, interior design is no different! How tiresome would it be to live with the same style furnishings and decor your entire life? Change is the spice of life!

We recently worked with clients, empty nesters, that wanted a change from their former surroundings. Their goal was to move into a high-rise condominium with less upkeep and a great view, but the architectural style of their new condominium was also a complete 180 from their traditional design past.

Our goal was to make this unfamiliar space feel like home while embracing the contemporary architecture and creating the perfect home for  entertaining family and friends. We love the finished look, but most importantly, so do our clients!

Here are all the details, beginning with the living room and its amazing views.

We began by creating a color palette using their favorite colors, indigo and gray, and designed a space plan for comfort and entertaining. We divided the large room into two separate sections: a formal sitting area with city skyline views and a less formal media area.


A warm, neutral grey sectional, blue armchair and two upholstered ottomans maximize comfortable seating in the home’s main living area and provide excellent viewing of the television and close proximity to the fireplace. A bamboo fiber rug anchors the arrangement.


Throw pillows and artful accents add pattern and life to the space while a steel blue, faux leather ottoman does double duty as a coffee table and extra seating when needed.


A contemporary media console with a distressed silver finish and interlocked ring hardware houses media components and serves as the perfect platform for large-scale artwork that draws out the accent colors.


Custom armchairs with detailed backs were crafted for the formal sitting area to create the perfect space for conversation and amazing views. We chose a geometric navy and white fabric and an oiled java finish for the wood to add unexpected details to the room. And adequate, yet close, spacing between the two sitting areas provides flow and encourages movement when entertaining.

Geometric furniture

A round side table echoes the geometric pattern of the chairs, adding continuity and further interest to the space.

Want to see more? Check back soon for our next blog post – Style 180: Kitchen and Dining!

Source of Images: Michael Hunter Photography



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