Written and produced by Candace Ord Manroe
Designing a Unique Living Room
As the public showcase of your home, the living room begs for a design that’s not only comfortable for entertaining, but that’s unique enough to wow guests with a lasting impression. The decorating goal is an “ahh!” moment. It’s a look you love, which stops others in their tracks. And achieving it doesn’t have to trip you up. Just the opposite. Going with your natural flow is the surest route to a singular style. Build your living room’s design with extraordinary furnishings, fabrics, textures, art, accessories, and colors that speak to you. Then give those faves a shout-out with a prominent display.
When your shopping excursions mine gold like the exquisite antique embossed leather screen in this living room, indulge your instincts, even if you’re uncertain where or how you’ll use the piece. Thinking outside the box assures the most impact. Instead of cowering in a corner, this outstanding screen anchors the living room’s design. In decorating, a single statement can be the final word.
Tip: Rethink what goes behind the sofa. A paneled screen is an arresting alternative to framed art.
Interior design: Ann Shipp and Roger Higgins