Echoing the eclectic Hollywood Regency style of iconic designers Dorothy Draper and Billy Baldwin, this living room is invitingly stylish.
Boasting vintage style woodwork and moldings, this city apartment could well be situated in a century-oldhouse. Adding historical detailing on the walls, windows, and ceiling gives the space a traditional foundation. The designer took cues from these classic elements melding them beautifully with other mid-century modern, contemporary,Regency, and European style pieces.
The living room is a wash in magical natural light from the vast expanse of windows along a single wall. The light plaid window panels allow light to flow through them and into the room. The blue hues, along with eggshell and bright white, give the space an additional layer of illumination.
Balancing the light elements of the room are a pair of mid-century modern cabinets in rich fruitwood with a high polish finish. Twin contemporary paintings hang above the wood cabinets while a mirror hangs centered above the ornate Italian fireplace surround and mantel. Modern objets d'art in vivid orange add a wonderful pop of pleasing color to the space. The sofa and chair's wood bases draw the eye from the cabinets to the center of the room.
The expansive coffee table holds an immense collection of art books along with geometric sculptures and a living plant in a brass planter. A soft area rug in the lightest tones adds a velvety layer of luxurious tactile and visual texture. The sofa and lounge chair duo feature a transitional style upholstered in light grey and softblue.
The result of the room’s eclectic mix of style and period, ornate and simple, is one of classic yet welcoming elegance. Upon entering this inviting room, one immediately feels at home while admiring the surrounding beauty of its design.