Glen Ridge HomeBeach Style Living Room, New York
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Photo by Jacob Snavely PhotographyAfter: Fresh white with contrasting blue (White Chocolate for the walls and Van Courtland Blue for the trim, both by Benjamin Moore) better fit the homeowners’ urban-bohemian style. A solid smoked-walnut wood surround frames the brick fireplace. A furnishings palette of soft blues, grays, purples and browns allows the beautiful blue trim to be the star in the room. Designers Jessica Geller and Virginia Toledo of Toledo Geller custom-designed the three hexagon accent tables.
12. Show off your trim. If you’re looking for a statement wall treatment that doesn’t go as bold as graphic wallpaper, consider painting just your trim. Here, blue trim in Van Cortland Blue by Benjamin Moore contrasts nicely with walls in White Chocolate, also by Benjamin Moore.Read more about this home
The Living Room AfterThe walls: Contrasting blue trim and white walls. “We haven’t painted a wall in years, because of our deep love of wallpaper,” says designer Jessica Geller, who worked with designer Virginia Toledo on this makeover. “But we loved something about the simplicity of this room and the beautiful crown molding and window casings, so we decided to play with those elements instead of the walls. It was also a great budget-saver, allowing us to spend elsewhere.”The fireplace: A sleek, solid smoked-walnut wood surround frames the existing brick. The furnishings: Muted blues, grays, purples and browns keep the visual focus on the darker trim. Toledo and Geller custom-designed the trio of hexagonal tables.Paint by Benjamin Moore: Van Cortland Blue (trim) and White Chocolate (walls); blue rug: Necker Island in Denim, Kaleen; sofa: Drake in Stout Diablo Breeze, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; armchair: Swoop 1211-01SW, Lee Industries, in Flannery 04 fabric by Fabricut; wood side table: Lagoon lamp table, Lexington