Newport Beach ResidenceModern Living Room, Los Angeles
Photograph by Art Gray
What Houzz contributors are saying:
An asymmetrical approach to decorating your mantel works especially well combined with a beautiful brick or stone wall (or another textural material). The negative space defined by an asymmetrical piece puts the emphasis on the wall material, almost as if the wall itself were the art piece hanging above the mantel.
Asymmetrical Asymmetrical balance makes for a more relaxed and lively interior space. This balance scheme uses a central line but relies more on the eye's sense of balance to complete the design. Rather than having identical objects on either side of the central axis, asymmetrically balanced spaces have different objects of equal visual weight on either side of the line. In this living room, the left side of the fireplace serves as the central line. The height and weight of the sofa and cushions on the right balance the console on the left. The height of the fireplace surround also balances out the tall bookshelves.
A small fireplace turns the living room into a cozy and comfortable hangout spot during the winter. During the summer, the doors in this room slide completely open.Chandelier: Flos Sarfatti Suspension Lamp; lighting: Kenneth Brian Vick, Lightopia