Brooklyn Brownstone Contemporary Living Room, Portland
he family room, which opens up to a lovely little back garden, is comfortably furnished with a giant built-in sectional sofa upholstered in 18 vintage Peruvian blankets we collected over several months, and a custom fir coffee table of our design.
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Pare it down with neutral colors. Even though this space uses dark gray and white, the contrast keeps it striking. This lower level room is partially open to the space above, so Lee used a nice diagonal line to break up the floors.
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Interiors are great places for chiaroscuro, too, thanks to the ability to harness and play off natural light entering the home. Strong side lighting from double-height windows contrasts with the charcoal-colored painted zones here.
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7. Use vintage textiles as upholstery. Although the sectional shown here was custom made, you can draw inspiration from this look to revamp your own sofa, chair or cushions with colorful vintage textiles, including rugs. If you're DIY savvy, you could attempt to re-cover cushions or upholstery yourself, make cozy pillow covers or simply wrap seat cushions in textiles for a temporary change.If you want to use vintage rugs on your furniture, have them professionally cleaned first. Or you can carefully clean vintage textiles yourself by gently agitating them by hand in a bathtub of lukewarm water with a mild soap. Rinse and air-dry them before using.
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10. Introduce a diagonal. Have you ever noticed how a staircase railing invites your eye to wander upward, giving lift to a room? A painted diagonal or a decor element that creates a diagonal line will offer the same effect.
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2. Sofa standouts. Designer Jessica Helgerson of Portland, Oregon, decided to make an even bigger splash with 18 vintage Peruvian blankets that she and her client collected over several months. Stitched together to create a statement-making sectional, each blanket comes with a history of its own, while the long collection process entailed an immersive design journey that was likely as deeply satisfying as the end product itself.
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Color Burst The family room in this Portland, Oregon, home by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design is comfortably furnished with a built-in sectional sofa upholstered in 18 colorful vintage Peruvian blankets that the designer collected over several months.