My Houzz: Hillside Home in Northern CaliforniaContemporary Living Room, San Francisco
Alex Amend © 2012 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
A buffet used in a living or family room is usually referred to as a sideboard, but it’s essentially the same thing, also providing ample opportunity for expression. If your taste leans toward modern, such as this white lacquered sideboard, try mixing things up by pairing more traditional elements (the pair of lamps) with an array of eclectic accessories and an unexpected statement piece (like the driftwood mirror). Avoiding a matchy-matchy look keeps the styling interesting and creates a fresher, more youthful point of view.
AA: How does having a young child influence purchases for your home?SA: It probably hasn't much. If you didn't know us, you wouldn't know we have a toddler. I have decorative storage hiding toys and shoes, and an extra row of cabinets in the dining room to hide arts and crafts galore. I actually think too many people give up their homes to their children, with toys everywhere. I don't think having children equates to giving up on nice decor and design. Mirror: West Elm; lamps: Maison Reve; vase: Rolling Greens Nursery