New Traditional Living Room

Flanking armoires create symmetry to this awkward fireplace wall.  Different fabrics in a cinnamon and saffron color way swag was repeated across the windows with pelmets separating the center swag and cascading jabots on either side.  Two blue velvet pillows with tape brought in a small element of color found in another room and pulled from the rug colors.

Location: Knoxville, TN

Designer Credits: Sandy Kozar

New Traditional Living Room

The living room’s biggest challenge was the niches on either side of the fireplace.  They were small, had an awkward wall jetting out on the one side and were different sizes from each other.  They had a television in the room that was going to be replaced (it was a plasma tv—large and chunky), but did not want the television to be a focal point in the room.  They had some existing furniture (one of which was the outdated curio in the corner), and rug that we needed to create a color pallet for.  Window treatments were a must.  We were doing several rooms in the house and all had to harmonize.

We began with the issue of the odd niches on either side of the fireplace.  By using identical armoires, we were able to create some symmetry to the awkward fireplace wall.  One had a pull-out shelf that would house the new television, but mostly be closed out of site behind the doors.  We were able to repurpose the curio cabinet to an upstairs hallway and use the two cream ottomans by the steps in their master bedroom. Creating a color pallet based on their existing area rug, sofa, chairs and ottomans we added a custom traditional styled valance to the windows.  Using two different fabrics in a cinnamon and saffron color way swag was repeated across the windows with pelmets separating the center swag and cascading jabots on either side.  Adding two blue velvet pillows with tape brought in a small element of color found in another room and pulled from the rug colors.

Photography taken by Golightly Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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