So Chic

5 Jul

This has to be one of my favorite color palettes! Black, white, yellow and pops of turquoise turned this cold lifeless area into a chic and eclectic open living space. Vintage pieces, hip fabrics and  pops of  bright colors mixed perfectly with the concrete floors and wall of this loft.

Because we were working with an open space, I wanted to create individual areas to relax & entertain but bring them all together using color.  I kept all of the furniture in neutral colors like black, white and cream.  This allowed me to bring in the yellow and turquoise as accent colors through the art and accessories.

All Images by: Melanie Johnson Photography

Instead of creating the standard entry console that has no use, I added an open shelf piece that will serve as a bar when entertaining.

Since the dining room is also open to the entry and living room, I wanted to area to become part of the space and not not look like an afterthought.  I found this oval vintage bamboo table and had it refinished in a crisp white.  The matching chairs also  needed to be refinished and the seats were recovered in a black and white garden trellis fabric from Paula Prass that I picked up at City Craft.

And….last but not least! The living room creates and open area that is a cozy place to read, watch T.V. enjoy the downtown view from the patio. This was a great opportunity to layer two rugs. The sisal rug keeps the furniture grouping together while the addition of the zebra hyde rug helps to tie the large space together with pattern.

The details make this room.  The large canvas over the media cabinet (Ikea Trollsta) brings in a more contemporary feel to balance out the vintage pieces.

The coffee table is my favorite part of the room.  It’s he best place to bring in fun and unique accessories.


5 Responses to “So Chic”

  1. Erin July 5, 2010 at 8:28 PM #

    Great job, such a refreshing color palette! Can you share where you got the artwork over the sofa? It looks perfect there.

  2. studioten25 July 5, 2010 at 8:39 PM #

    Hi Erin! Thank you, I will add that to the post. I purchased the frames from Ikea and the fabric is also the garden trellis from Paula Prass. I purchased it from City Craft here in Dallas. I love their fabrics.

  3. Megan {Honey We're Home} January 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM #

    I just saw your post at Layla’s- this is one of THE BEST living rooms/entryways I’ve seen!! Bookmarking it for sure. I love it when I see a space that has a lot of visual interest that isn’t cluttered looking. So well done! Your colors are fabulous- every little detail is just gorgeous. That turquoise lamp is awesome!

  4. Christine January 1, 2011 at 11:20 PM #

    This is really nice! Love the color palette

  5. Bdifferent March 19, 2011 at 6:49 PM #

    Beautiful work !!!!!!!! Please do tell where you found that colorful blue/ green/dark canvas.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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