Both designers and clients want to preserve the charm of this 1950s Alabama home, and Mark D. Sikes took up the challenge by forming a traditional family room clad in feminine chintz into a new perspective with the help of Citron walls by Farrow & Ball. The flower curtain and upholstered sofa is Lee Jofa, and the geometric abaca rug was designed by Patterson Flynn Martin.
1. High-Gloss Blue
Most traditional libraries are brown wood panels, but slap a very shiny layer of blue paint, like in the living room designed by Richard Keith Langham and you get a modern space that feels fresh and vibrant. For a similar look, try Benjamin Moore’s Santa Monica Blue with a very shiny finish. The Scottish checkered curtains are Colefax and Fowler, and the ottoman is coated with Jerry Pair suede.
2. Lime Green
Lime green is most likely the last color on your list for the living room, but this room designed by Maureen Footer can change your mind. Dreaming of researching his book, Dior and His Decorators, Footer approaches the design of his own apartment with the spirit of a respectable fashion icon. Neoclassical furniture stands in contrast to the lime green walls to create a tres chic living space. For something similar, try Sherwin William Electric Chalk. Sofa upholstery is made of Bergamo, and the wall sconces are Urban Archeology.
3. Creamy Neutrals
Whitened wood paneling and Stonington Gray from Benjamin Moore created a quiet seaside vacation in the Hamptons. A special sofa in the fabric of Manuel Canovas and Vaughan ceramic lamps. Interior Design by Amanda Nisbet.
4. Cool Hues
Depending on the light, Farrow & Ball’s Parma Gray fluctuates between cold purple and blue light in this New England home. The Victorian Victorian-style architectural features are complimented by exotic decorations brought back from Kate Corsden’s journey around the world as a photographer. The armchair is the Hickory Chair which was completed at Ralph Lauren’s House, Belgium. Pillows at John Robshaw Textiles.
5. Formal Gray
Farrow & Ball’s French Gray in the closet gives this Manhattan apartment living room an instant source. The green-gray hue makes the formal living room feel relaxed and inviting. The special chair in Rose Tarlow Melrose House textiles and antique rugs comes from Stark. Interior Design by Cathy Kincaid.
6. Olive Tones
The maximal approach of this nest was made by Thomas O’Brien and Dan Fink creating a warm and comfortable environment that is ready for afternoon reading. Benjamin Moore’s Southern Vine covers the walls with luxury, saturated light and gives a large sense of definition. Aero’s special silk folding screen separates the two seating areas, and the chandelier is designed by O’Brien for Visual Comfort & Co.