Happy weekend and welcome to the series Why This Works… where I highlight a designed space and discuss what I love. Today’s classic living room was designed by Kate Jackson and is seen in Houzz. Take a look!
This room is part of a beach cottage home in Rhode Island and is the perfect blend of coastal living with modern chic. I love the bold mix of patterns in the space, from the throw pillows to the ottoman, to the chairs- it all works together! The creamy white walls allows the prints to take center stage and does not compete with the room’s accessories. The creamy natural fiber rug is perfect for sandy feet and adds nice texture to the room. The woven basket on the floor, the fresh flowers and books on the table, invites you to relax and stay a while. It is definitely a laid back home, with style. This home is near the beach, yet shows subtle hints of coastal decor, with the framed vintage bathing suit and coral on the side table. I love that! The modern swing floor lamps balance nicely with the traditional seating, allowing for a mix of modern with traditional. Geometric prints are paired with stripes, zebra and florals, and they all work! The designer worked with a neutral backdrop and only used a few colors to bring the room together. When colors are repeated throughout the space, mixing different patterns is a great trick to achieve depth and interest. Overall, this space works!
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