Happy Thursday and welcome to the series Why This Works… where I highlight a designed space and discuss what I love. This living room was designed by Mallory Mathison for the 2009 Georgia Idea House for Southern Living Magazine. I love the room’s bold use of prints and color to make this living room inviting and fun! Take a look!
What first caught my eye are the amazing wingback chairs in a fun, whimsical print. This floral pattern brings together so many great colors that can be sprinkled around the space. I love that the neutral gray in the fabric was pulled out for the area rug, grounding the space. All of the color is offset by the neutral grasscloth walls and white moldings and cabinetry. The circular shape of the patterned florals is then repeated in the coffee table design, which is a great way to bring continuity to a room. I also love the touch of gold in the table! The gold is then seen again in the dramatic chandelier, which you get a glimpse of in this image. The hues in the wingback fabric are shown again in the art and vases above the fireplace. The wall sconces and fireplace surround are in black, grounding the space and giving it depth. Overall, this space works! And to see more of this gorgeous idea home, go here.
What are your thoughts??
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