Keep an eye on scale and lines too. You'll know when things look off. Here, taller seating options just wouldn't work — but they might in a less traditional room lacking chair rails. Yellows and golds are the neutrals here, and accents are kept to a bare minimum. The result? A welcoming, comfortable living room. Surprise elements are twofold: The ethereal, mustardy Susan Spies abstract and the mirrored coffee table are both lovely anchors. The round lines of the Michael Taylor club chair pair well with the classic, silk velvet Century Furniture roll-arm sectional — and nicely contrast with the angular moldings. Sharp marble, obsidian obelisks and jutting black sconces tie it all together while contrasting colorwise.