space. Furniture, wall treatments (paint or otherwise), decorative lighting and window treatments all come into play to create the perfect environment.Consider: How does the look and feel of this room coordinate with the nearby rooms? I counsel clients to consider what visitors will see when they walk
layout and furniture plan. For instance, if you're creating a music room, how many seats will you need for those house concerts? Will you need additional seating in your home office for clients? What is the best view of the room from the other public areas of the home?What other decorative elements will complete
comfortable furniture and fabrics combined with glamorous accents. In the living room, plush green armchairs are lined with brass nailheads, and stunning glass side tables contrast with the more subtle jute rug. When the client first started working with Larkin, she wanted her entire home designed — paint
wallpaper, furniture and accessories. It's taken several years, but they've almost finished every room.Mirrors: Crate & Barrel Table lamp: Currey & CompanyRug: Blackstone Carpets Couch and armchairs: Charles Ray Side tables: Global Views
pairs of furniture. Matched pieces allowed him to introduce fewer overall shapes, which enhanced the scale of the room.
pairs of furniture. Matched pieces allowed him to introduce fewer overall shapes, which enhanced the scale of the room. Tip: In small spaces, be rigorous about selecting furniture. For each decision, O'Brien suggests you ask: "Why this piece, why this place?"
Less furniture and fewer knickknacks means less to clean, less upkeep and generally a simpler and easier day-to-day existence. Minimalism and modern furniture often go hand in hand, but even if your style is traditional, that doesn't mean you can't also pare down a bit.