choosing furniture colours for my living room
Katie Ellul
May 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I just moved into my condo in feb and now im starting to furnish piece by piece. I am looking at getting this media stand thats in a med-light grey finish. My curtains are in the top right, the colours of my floor on the top left and my counter for my kitchen is bottom left. My walls are the builder off white paint 1. do you think the grey is an ok colour to choose (its high gloss) and i plan on getting the cd wall shelf that goes with it. (also comes in red, black and white) 2. what colour couch would u suggest? I would like it to be fabric.
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I love your media selections and think gray is a wonderful color for them. For your sofa, I suggest a neutral color such as the color of natural linen. I also like the linen texture, though I would probably steer clear of real linen unless you have a tight upholstery style because otherwise it will wrinkle. But a linen blend or a linen look would be great, or cotton or velvet. Below is a picture of natural colored linen. I like that color because it's dark enough that it won't show every little thing, but light enough to look good.

I would look for a sofa with exposed legs like the one below because it will have a more graceful look and seeing the floor under the sofa will actually make the room look larger than if you used a sofa that went to the floor.

Once you get your neutral sofa, you can add artwork and rug and pillows to bring in color.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Natural Linen Fabric For Curtains and Upholstery
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May 25, 2013 at 7:56AM   
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Katie Ellul
thank you so much
May 26, 2013 at 10:05AM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
You are very welcome, Katie, and I hope you will let us know if we can help you further.
May 26, 2013 at 10:16AM   
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