Happy Thursday and welcome to the series Why This Works… where I highlight a designed space and talk about why (I think) it’s perfection. Since I love and appreciate so many different design styles (I sometimes feel as though I’m too indecisive), I thought I would post a classic style room for today! It is one of my favorite timeless styles and this Chicago based designer pulled it off so well! This elegant living room is designed by Jessica Lagrange and was seen in Traditional Home.
Where do I begin with this gorgeous space? It is chic, elegant and warm. The neutral tones of the seating play off of each other so well and compliment the eye catching, wallpapered focal wall. (It might even be a hand painted mural!) The blossoms and branches of this wall design work beautifully with the elegant, traditional space and help to give the room a modern flair. The overscaled design of the wall work and sofas help to make the traditional space feel more modern. The nailhead detail and fringe work on the sofa are traditional, while the shape and scale of the pieces are more modern. The antique dresser to the left of the fireplace is stately and elegant and works well paired with the casual feel of the vase with fresh flowers. The room feels rich in history with its beautiful area rug and drapery, making the space feel as if it has been there for many years. The ornate, beautiful mirror and lighting in the space help to compliment the rich upholstery fabric on the french inspired chairs. Overall, this space works! In keeping with the Classics Edition, my Fashion Friday series tomorrow will also be classically inspired! Stop back tomorrow to see my favorite classic icons in fashion!