Living Room / June 9, 2018 / Gaetane Noemi.
Layering your scheme with different weights, finishes and materials is a fundamental principle of making a decorative look work: otherwise, no matter how beautiful the furniture or colour used, the effect will be flat and dull.
Great for a living room that is perhaps an unusual shape or unfortunately sized, an eclectic design ethos can be wonderfully adaptable, exciting and eye-catching, not to mention a fabulous way to express your true self.
Combining different elements – wood, stone, glass, metal, leather – together with a variety of surfaces, from smooth and shiny to rough and nubbly, is easy to achieve. Layering different fabrics is a great way to bring texture to the fore – provided patterns are all within the same colour family, it will work.
At first glance, this elegant setting showcasing the Caracole collection from Bloomingdale’s Home Dubai, appears purely symmetrical, thanks to the curved seating, wall panelling and windows, but look closely, and there are elements that make it far more asymmetrical: the coffee table duo is off centre, while a throw on one chair is balanced by the plant on the cabinet.
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