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Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc.Transitional Living Room, Toronto

This living room was inspired by the love of neutrals and an urge from the client to incorporate pops of colour.

Yellow and Gray was our launch palette. We soon found lovely visuals, to support our mission. We kept the furniture calm and serene then punched each piece with pops of fun sunshine yellow!!


I know if you read my descriptions Yet again one of my favorite projects!!! I can't help it, I love them all!!

Thanks Jack and Angel, it was a pleasure working with you both :)

This project is 5+ years old. Most items shown are custom (eg. millwork, upholstered furniture, drapery). Most goods are no longer available. Benjamin Moore paint.

Living room - mid-sized transitional enclosed living room idea in Toronto with gray walls —  Houzz
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Charlotte Whitmore wrote:Aug 25, 2013
  • Jenni
    It's not Coventry gray, painted it on wall today and much darker than this.
  • misschris258
    Looks like (or very close to) ‘Argos’ by Sherman Williams SW 7065
Linds Pedersen wrote:Mar 27, 2013
ker89p wrote:May 15, 2013
  • jedi2013
    paint color?
  • Anjali Basu
    Can you tell me where you found that coffee table please, it's beautiful.
Karla wrote:Jan 30, 2013
  • peewee72
    If you are in Canada, I have seen them recently at BouClair
  • peewee72
    Sorry..I have seen the glass lamp there
tinamayeux wrote:Oct 25, 2012
  • mcunliffe
    I hate when people post their work but then won't answer a simple question like what the color of the paint is!
  • d1kendr2c
    Benjamin Moore - Coventry Grey HC 169
mc18 wrote:Mar 25, 2011
Linda Hunt wrote:Aug 4, 2012
  • dcolter367
    what color are the walls? and what color couch would go best dk leather brown, white or blk?
  • d1kendr2c
    Benjamin Moore - Coventry Grey HC 169
42453 wrote:Apr 18, 2012
  • beawong28
    Like the grey wall
  • ricearoni52
    What color are the walls? I like the combination with the yellow and brown.
2525 wrote:Apr 11, 2012
  • meghurtado
    read other questions and comments-it has been addressed various times.
  • Jessica G

    Sorry I can't see the other comments section and am wondering what the paint wall colour is and the brand - thanks

Heather Steffens wrote:Apr 24, 2011
  • vonchis
    Try also Benjamin Moore's Silver Chain 1472
  • d1kendr2c
    Benjamin Moore - Coventry Grey HC 169
Loes Lindsay wrote:Oct 13, 2013
  • colomd
    I love the grays, and really would appreciate advice for our windowless, somewhat dark living room.

    We have a dark gold oriental area rug w/some red in the design, a floor-to-ceiling yellow quartz fireplace surround, a darkish taupe leather couch, and tan leather chairs. The room is long and narrow. Can anyone advise as to a gray, or off-white tot he gray wall paint that might work with our decor?
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    Budget Blinds of Moncton
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jholickii wrote:Jul 3, 2013
  • deb jo
    They have this lamp at Zara Home as well, it is crystal.
  • rennaikelly
    big lots sells them too
keonza wrote:Nov 29, 2010
  • sheilamoreydesign
    Love this room! What is the name/maker of this flooring? Looking for similar product. Pale wheat to light brown color, small variation in tone, wide plank, no knots. Thanks!
  • Brenda Maloney


    Love the way the chair is sitting against that wall. It helped me figure out how to do my living room!

Karen Welling Olchovy wrote:Mar 23, 2016
  • Karen Welling Olchovy

    You can email it to me please also misskarenmarie@yahoo.com

  • lemh
    Karen, did you find out the curtain information? Curious too!
Michaela Montie wrote:Jan 14, 2016
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    Jennifer Brouwer (Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc)

    Its a robert Allen - Over 8 years old not sure if still available think it may have been called soleil??? If still avail a color search under Robert allen would tell the tale. Best of luck !

  • chaitrasatish1

    Love the urns on the sofa table and the floor. Where could I get them?

loudcolombian wrote:Jun 9, 2015
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    Casa Castteli
    For art I look to use all of these companies, renwil, mercana and picture depot, let me know if you have other questions.
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    Decorative Glass Solutions

    Grey and yellow pair nicely together.

maryannericci wrote:Jul 13, 2014
Stephanie Vaughan wrote:Aug 3, 2013
  • Lynn W
    I would like to purchase these sofas - where can I do that? Thank you!!
  • PRO
    Perch Construction and Design

    My Client really likes the sofa table. Could you tell me where you purchased?

jjk1818 wrote:Mar 13, 2013
  • solstice106
    yes please answer!!
  • kszobel
    Please, please answer! OBSESSED with that chair!
amygrabowski wrote:Nov 13, 2012
  • Gracie Brooks
    What color grey? What brand?
  • d1kendr2c
    Benjamin Moore - Coventry Grey HC 169
johnhill1979 wrote:May 22, 2012
  • gsmitha
    Love the curved sofa! Where can I find it?
  • kszobel
    There is a similar looking one available at Westelm called Chester Tufted Upholstered Sofa. Not exactly the same, but very similar. My question is where is that chair from!?
jkur wrote:Jan 2, 2012
  • nafowler
    I would like to know the exact same thing!
  • Classic Comfort

    Did anyone answer on the curtain colors or source?

sarahfina2929 wrote:Dec 16, 2010
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    KitchenLab Interiors
    I can suggest a few similar colors - try Cornforth White from Farrow and Ball or Gray Owl from Benjamin Moore
  • d1kendr2c
    Benjamin Moore - Coventry Grey HC 169
barbara_dolll wrote:Feb 26, 2016
  • PRO
    A New Look Interior Design
    As far and throw...just google exactly what you are looking for and it should pop up!!! Or close to it!!!!
hollywood488 wrote:May 23, 2015
  • Angie Shaw
    How can I find out the wall paint color?
suesuec wrote:Apr 17, 2014
  • K C
    yes. can you please share where the curtains are from?
clairelill wrote:Jun 26, 2013
  • mandarinvp
    Grey is a neutral color that looks great with most colors. A splash of orange near your grey sofa would look incredible.
Kristie Barbot wrote:Mar 24, 2013
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    Modern Rugs LA
    From looks alone it appears to be a custom cut broadloom wool piece. We carry a very similar product and would be happy to send you photos.
Carolyn Rodz wrote:Mar 20, 2013
Bruna Larissa wrote:Feb 19, 2013
  • hasinajiwani
    I would paint the LR similar to the kitchen walls and then use apple green or similar color either in draperies, furniture (wood tables), rug or even art work. Apple green sounds so soothing.
dyonking wrote:Jan 4, 2013
  • lollielew
    Zgallerie has one that looks like it. They also have jars like the ones int the photo
Rosa wrote:Sep 24, 2012
  • Karla
    where can i find this wonderful round coffee table?
Nicole Lara wrote:Apr 19, 2012
  • comphyshopper
    Where can I find the pillows or material used on the pillow with the circle pattern?
marykahn wrote:Mar 28, 2012
  • babyava
    I really like the chair on the right. Where can I purchase?
meliha618 wrote:Apr 18, 2011
  • Lily Gahagan
    They look like natural linen to me.
cara_citygirl wrote:Jan 27, 2011
  • northernnike1
    I Agree! Did u find out where?
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                                          Another way to refresh your room with lampshades is to choose the same shade, or very similar shades, for multiple lamps with different bases. That was done in this room, and although the lamp bases are quite different, their similar shades make them look intentionally paired.

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                                          The type of insert your pillow has may help you decide if you want to chop or not. Here the pillows appear to have a feather or down insert with a high fill count. They look full and plump without chopping. A foam insert is definitely not a good contender for a pillow chop. Pillows with foam filling tend to be more rigid and usually look good without frequent fluffing. If you overmanipulate them, in fact, they can get lumpy.

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                                          Apartment 46 for the Home added this to 10 Ways to Get Your Lighting RightApr 26, 2013

                                          7. Mix bases, match shades. This room is a great example of mismatching lamps: The crisp white drum shades connect the floor and table lamps, though both are very different. The almost Roman styling of the floor lamp and the crystal-ball base of the table lamp both work wonderfully against the dove-gray walls, and both serve different purposes. A floor lamp generally lights a larger area than a table lamp, but neither light a whole room. Together they make for a warmer lighting scheme that is bright enough but not overbearing.

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                                          Kelly Porter added this to Choosing Paint: How To Pick the Right GrayNov 21, 2011

                                          Medium gray. I don't know why, but gray and yellow seem to be made for each other. Many people are hesitant to use yellow but when put with gray, it just works. You can create a cheery space by using a soft mid-tone gray with vivid yellow accents. Paint Pick: North Star 6246 by Sherwin-Williams

                                          shawngauthier
                                          Shawn Gauthier added this to Your Colors: Stick Around, SunshineSep 21, 2011

                                          You could even just concentrate the color in small accent. Place them around the room so the color is pulled throughout: once the eye sees something so bright, it begins looking for a connection elsewhere.

                                          becky
                                          Becky Harris added this to Favorite Color Combinations: Gray and YellowAug 15, 2011

                                          In the living room: Here the yellow throw pillows are just like that small vase of fresh blossoms, adding just the right touch of yellow to this soft and sophisticated room.

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                                          Andrea Goodman added this to Fleming Home2 days ago

                                          Light colored curtains, cozy couch

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                                          Pops of color, purples and yellow

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                                          Pearl Realty, Hayden Idaho added this to Staging your home for sale - TransitionalJun 3, 2019

                                          It doesn't all need to be neutral. Add a pop of your favorite color to a few accessories to give the room personality.

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