Living RoomEclectic Living Room, New York
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Accent with your favorite color. You've taken a bold leap into all-white decor, painting the walls, floor and furniture white. But don't stop there. Add a few splashes of your favorite color around the room, and watch your space come alive. Try to spread out your accents: The more spots of color you use, the more the eye will wander around the room.
10. Wait to walk. If you apply topcoats, you will have five to six layers of coatings on your floor. It’s a good idea to wait another day or so to walk on it, and then only in socks. The longer the floor is allowed to cure, the harder the finish will be — just like your nails!More: Are You Gutsy Enough to Paint Your Floor White?Houzz guides to flooring
Tara's husband Sam is an artist, and the painting in this room is one of his. "As an interior designer, I have a natural attraction to pairs of things," she says. Sam "encourages me to juxtapose colors and pieces and to break free from some of my natural inclinations." And though she's a fan of resources like 1stdibs , Tara says there's nothing like learning from furniture dealers. "They are such a wonderful resource, especially in New York... Being around a piece of furniture and learning from these experts can never be replaced by looking at a two-dimensional drawing." Having so many of these great resources around her can be dangerous, though. "I fall in love with objects and make everything work around them," she says. "Right now I have five storage spaces!"
3. Speaking of reluctantly dipping your toes into color, Tara Seawright had to bring her clients around to color one tone at a time. She kept a blank white slate in the background and added color with replaceable pieces like these pillows, chairs and artwork.
I have a thing for pink, and here the pink just jumps off the page. The chairs take on a sculptural quality, and the lines between the sleek white floorboards are so slight the floor looks almost like painted concrete. If you want color to stand out, an all-white room is a great way to start.Work with an interior designer to create your dream living room