Adding Color To The Family Room

Dear Style Studio,

I want to replace my glass coffee table with a fabric covered ottoman and I just placed an order for the Ballard picture shown below to replace the mirror above the fireplace.

I am looking to bring some color into my family room, which is currently painted in SW Svelte Sage and SW Ivory Tusk Bead Board. The leather furniture is dark brown and the entertainment center and big screen TV is in dark Espresso.

What fabric color would you recommend for the ottoman? The rest of my house is Country French, mostly in Pottery Barn Blues, Sages Greens and Some Black thrown in. My floors are dark brown, with a warm cream frieze carpet on the stairs and family room.


Family Room


With your new piece of artwork coming and the other colors in your home, we recommend pulling the blue or poppy color out of the Beaute Naturelle Giclee¬†… like Microfiber Cobalt or Velvet Pumpkin.

Consider using three multiple smaller ottomans or one larger piece since you have ample space with lots of seating.

We also recommend updating your throw pillows, welcoming your colorful new attitude.

Happy Decorating!

The Style Studio Team

Vicki collage blue

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