Modern Family Look on the bright side
This article originally ran on REstyleSOURCE on September 27, 2012…but we’re bringing it back as a part of our #TBT–ThrowBack Thursday–series! A great way to catch up on some of our most stylish posts that you may have missed the first time around, watch this space every Thursday for a different new-old favorite!
SHE DREAMED OF COLOR
Karen Tobler had brown walls and beige floors with visions of chartreuse dancing through her mind. She wanted pattern and color and a fun space for her family, and decided this for sure: her living room did not need to match.
She and a designer made a big change without a big fuss. Here’s how:
1. ONE WALL WONDER A new accent wall covered in grasscloth adds dimension to Tobler’s existing brown paint.
2. NEUTRAL SOFA Tobler’s sofa has timeless appeal, but there are tones of blue and green in that neutral weave, paving the way for fun.
3. PILLOW POP New cushions in Tobler’s favorite shades mix in the tones of the sofa and add the brightness she craved.
4. STATEMENT CHAIR This family is not boring, and a contrast-back chair in Tobler’s favorite colors makes that clear.
5. MODERN ICON The modern lines and bright white hue of Tobler’s existing Barcelona chairs stand out. They don’t match, and that’s why they make the room.
When color pops appear throughout a room, the space feels balanced. Note the chartreuse clock in Tobler’s otherwise neutral bookcase. And did you see how the tangerine lamp on the bar pulls in her orange and fuchsia pillow?
We know designers that believe every room needs at least one piece of midcentury modern furniture. These Mies Van der Rohe chairs are a testament to a good idea.