WHIDBEY ISLANDBeach Style Living Room, Seattle
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10. Crisp White Walls + Black Details + Bold-Colored FurnishingsIf you’ve got a great collection of furniture you want to show off, stick to a crisp white wall color as a backdrop. For a little drama, consider black detailing, such as in the door, window and reveal shown here. As for the furnishings themselves, play with complementary colors, such as the blues, browns and gold tones here.
In fact, Paquette says the angles of the walls proved a challenging aspect of the redesign. But creating a more open floor plan allowed the intersecting planes and diagonals to become secondary features rather than dictate the layout. Paquette had the living room ceiling raised a few inches. He had the beams and angled steel, seen at the right, painted the same white as the walls for continuity. The fireplace has a slim steel mantel, which Paquette says was chosen for its simplicity and relationship to the window design. The floating stair treads are reclaimed oak, the same as the floor.Elegantly casual, the furnishings focus on comfort and texture — with leather, wovens and a chunky area rug. The blues, browns and golds reference the coastal landscape outside.Ottoman: custom design upholstered in leather by Moore & Giles; gold lounge chair: Dillon, Lawson-Fenning, upholstered in Romo fabric