Get the Look: Living Room in Jewel Tones

Jewel toned living room from Ballard Designs Fall 2016 catalog

Every season, we love exploring new color palettes, and for Fall 2016, we were inspired by jewel tones. There’s something about them that just feels so cozy, welcoming, and luxe. And who doesn’t look forward to a little luxury once the colder months come around? Candlelit dinners, fireside chats, cashmere sweaters, and leather boots? Consider us in! And for an evening like that, we think you need to spend it in a room like the jewel toned living room in our Fall 2016 catalog. Get the look below:

Shop all of the pieces in this room:

Tate Sofa in Queens Velvet Emerald

Octavia Bookcase in Dark Olive

Southern Oaks Framed Canvas

Lattice Jute Rug

Felicity Acrylic Coffee Table

Athena Sculpture

Infinity Sculpture

Claire Chandelier in Etruscan Gold

Leather Pouf in Moss

Pillows in Queens Velvet Leaf, Signature Velvet Deep Teal, and Soho Velvet Lemongrass

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    March 12, 2017

    This living room is gorgeous! You are so great with mixing and matching different pieces. I want to recreate this look for my house exactly like on the picture, but also I would like to add the tate chair. I am not sure what fabric to choose for the chair. If you could give me an advice, it would be highly appreciated.

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      Caroline McDonald

      March 13, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear that you love this living room. We used four velvets in this space, so you could use any of those fabrics for your Tate chair. We used Queens Velvet Leaf, Queens Velvet Emerald, Signature Velvet Deep Teal, and Soho Velvet Lemongrass. If you’re looking for something different, I’d suggest either our Mackenzie Plaid or our Davidson Herringbone Navy. Either of these will be able to stand up to the bold color palette we’ve created here!
      Happy Decorating,

      • Nataliya

        March 13, 2017

        Thank you so much for the great advice, Caroline! My living room is not very big, so I am leaning towards light color like Soho Velvet Lemongrass for the chair. I am very excited about recreating this look.