Happy Thursday and welcome to the series Why This Works… where I highlight a designed space and talk about what I love! This next gorgeous living room is designed by Melanie Turner. I love the neutral palette with a punch of fun color!
I love this space so much because of its vibrant pops of orange that awaken the whole design! I normally wouldn’t go for the look of wood grain/faux bois paneling on the walls- I would usually think to paint over that look with white! But the light texture and this bleached oak effect paired with the amazing orange makes it work! We all know I love nature inspired design because of my own blog’s wallpaper, and this room is so tastefully done with their nature reference. The rustic wood grain effect on the wall, the dark wood floors and the equestrian art all balance perfectly with the fun, modern pendant, dramatic floor lamps and contemporary use of orange! The bold area rug with its large, graphic flowers brings a modern feel to the space, while the sofas and coffee table bring a very warm and traditional feel to the room. I love how this beautiful shade of orange is strategically sprinkled throughout the space… never too much or too little! (Do I spy an Hermes tray in the lower left corner??) Love it! This space has a very casual, relaxed feel and doesn’t take itself too seriously, which I think is so refreshing. And the fresh flowers make you want to stay a while! All in all, this space works!
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