Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why This Works

Happy Thursday and welcome to the series Why This Works... where I show a designed space and talk about what I love! I have loved this living room space since the first time I saw it- and I have been following the homeowner's blog since I began my own! This room was designed by Lauren Muse and is the perfect combination of traditional with modern. The homeowner is the amazing blogger and shop owner Sue from famed blog The Zhush. Sue worked alongside Lauren to create this gorgeous space- take a look!

 Designed by Lauren Muse

Mixing traditional with modern is one of my favorite combinations and this space looks warm and inviting, while also chic and elegant. The modern art above the fireplace takes this space to the next level and helps to incorporate the room's soothing, neutral color palette. This modern art and the gray wall color works so well paired with the traditional tufted bench seating and sofas. I love the look of a large bench to help separate zones in a space, without blocking the view. It doesn't take up much visual space, yet is also very functional and provides extra seating. When sitting here, guests can easily chat with people on either side of the room. I love the overall neutral palette, with graphic prints sprinkled throughout the space for added interest. The cream colored drapery works well paired with the fireplace and art and doesn't try to compete. Overall, this space works! To see more of this amazing home, go here.


Laurie said...

What a beautiful room. Just pinned it - this is a definite inspiration.

pam {simple details} said...

I agree Amber, it's always been one of my all-time favorites! The Amanda Talley artwork is the perfect statement piece.

Cris Angsten said...

That is lovely. I love the created balance made by having curtains on the left end approximately the same distance from the fireplace as the wall to the right - creates balance, creates a division between spaces... excellent work.

The Zhush said...

So fun to see my living room over here...your description is exactly what we were hoping to achieve, so thanks so much..this and the sweet comments made my day!:)

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