Choosing Fabric In The Living Room

Abeille Demilune

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.

Dear How to Decorate team,

I have a living room I want to do!

The walls are chocolate brown. My floors are a dark brown wood and I have an ivory couch.

I am interested in ordering your Leland slipper chair in sea foam.

I was wondering what pillows you would get to go with it?




Luscious chocolate is what comes to mind when we look at your room. A fabulous canvas on which to paint your style.

The Leland Slipper Chair in Seafoam is a fabulous idea and we recommend, for all your upholstered furniture, adding a mixture of pillows in the following fabrics: Imogene Blue, Latte Velvet and Celadon Velvet.

Another suggestion our Studio Style Team wanted to offer is adding the Colby Rug under your furniture layout and then insert the Haden Upholstered Table at one end of your sofa.

It’s all about subtle contrast here.


Garden Prints


For additional seating with a beautiful finish, nestle a couple of Metallic Garden Seats into your conversation group.

Our Team also thought a pair of flanking Abeille Demilune tables would glitter against you chocolate walls.

Grace your walls with lighter artwork like our Garden Prints.

Remember to add plenty of lighting so that all the colors will be brilliantly seen.

Happy Decorating!

The How to Decorate team

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