To build a timeless look in your home, one of our foolproof strategies is to first build a room grounded in neutrals and texture. Then, swap out a few accessories in the color of the moment for a fresh look that’s affordable enough to change with the seasons. One such look we’re loving from our Spring catalog is this living room, which uses lots of neutrals, then adds an exclamation point with coral pieces!
Four fabrics really ground this space, two of which are stripes! And before you can object, yes you can mix stripes together in a room. We used two striped fabrics, both in the same go-anywhere shade of flax, but we used two different scales. The first is a wide cabana stripe in Suzanne Kasler’s Blanc and Flax Stripe on our new Candace sofa. Our next stripe was our subtle Ticking Stripe in Sandalwood which is in a very similar color to the wide stripe, but a much subtler scale.
The accessories play a key role in this living room, and we went for maximum impact by using a vibrant coral. It really only took a couple of Kiki Frog Knot Pillows and a coral Garden Seat to establish a second color story in this space.
The remaining accessories are heavily textured, like our Madera Sunburst which features three different wood finishes for an interesting look and bold shape. Next, we brought in our Paulette Table Lamp, which has a distressed finish that complements the Medera Sunburst and we topped it with a Ticking Stripe lampshade. Finally, we used our Clervaux Tufted Ottoman as a coffee table. The flax linen fabric works perfectly with our striped fabrics and brings in more texture which keeps this flaxen room from going flat.