Beautiful furnishings, but a little sterile, huh? Let's see what the stylist did to add some life to this space.
Ahh..much more relaxed! I like it....again, he started with the rug and window treatments. He decided to add a geometrically Jonathan Adler patterened rug on top of a sisal rug. The sisal rug brings in the casualness and the geometric rug adds interest. He hung linen shades to soften up the room. He changed the coffee table which is a better fit scale-wise. Notice how he hung abstract paintings below the sconces? It adds more depth and sophistication to the room.
My favorite part is that added some animal prints to bring some 'fun' in the space. The great things about animal prints is that they are great neutrals and will look in a lot of spaces. The room was given a more "lived in feel" by adding a couple more pieces of furniture - the Stella shelves by Oly and a Jonathan Adler floor lamp.
What I love about this family's living and dining room transformations is that it has gone from formal traditional to casual tradition by just adding accessories. I mean how easy is it for all of us to take away some of these tips and apply it to our own homes? The best part of the article was when the client said she is 'shedding' her textbook ideas of how a house should look! Amen, to that! A living and dining room is not just for company - it is a place where your whole family can and should enjoy!