It being Valentine's week and all, I thought it would be appropriate to kick things off with a sweet, feminine living space with romantic European details.
The fabulous pink settee really sets the tone for the room, while modern accents (like the white ghost chair!) balance out the antiques. While I like the statement that the bookcases are making, I would have picked any other large scale pattern over a chevron. It's so ubiquitous these days that it brings the style down a notch.
I've been noticing myself lately drawn to spaces that are curved, like this living room. It's rare to find this architecture here in the States - it's of a much more European style and sensibility. Which is why it makes so much sense that this lovely New York apartment embrace a French influence in its decor.
The shape itself, however, presents quite the challenge. Take the rug, for example. Do you do a square, a rectangle, a round? The lines will never quite match up, but the layered look works (for the most part) here.
It's the combination of styles and attention to detail that really has me loving this room, though. That original mantel is stunning and I love the fresh upholstery on a classic wingback.
The space is large enough for a little dining nook within the room as well! All the upholstery here is so fresh and lends so much to the room, don't you think? Art is another challenging item for curved walls, but I would still like to see more of it here.
If you're into this fresh, feminine & French style, here's how we'd pull the look together!
The custom upholstery in the space is really what makes it unique - and makes stealing this look a bit harder! Look for sofas and chairs on sites that carry more one-of-a-kind pieces or in shops that allow you to choose from way more options (like Crate & Barrel!) to get these type of pieces for your own! This is where having an interior designer can definitely come in handy.
Other than that - stick to lots of lighter pieces that float in the room. You'll notice there's a major absence of wood, other than the floor of course, in this space. Gold reigns here instead. And, of course, you'll need an antique or two (real or replica!) to round things out nicely.