So recently I got the chance to design a contemporary/modern style living room based around Modani Modern Furniture pieces. I was interested in part because the furniture we’ve collected at the Blue Sky House is largely modern style with sleek, simple lines that will (hopefully) stand the test of time.
Mr. Blue has a distinct taste for more masculine, modern style furniture (read straight lines and sharp corners). My style sense drifts toward more feminine lines, and I find some contemporary styled rooms to be cold and impersonal. Needless to say, we occasionally butt heads on the subject. Over time though, I’ve realized that it’s much easier to stick with the simple structure of modern pieces and soften corners and the overall look of a room with texture and accessories.
Here’s the design I pulled together.
That gorgeous sofa, chairs, vase and rug are all from Modani Modern Furniture. If you want to check them out, they have a number of locations in the US and Canada (some of which you can take a virtual tour of a la Google Maps) to get a better idea of their style. Floor pillows are Cost Plus and floral mirror is Pier 1.
Overall, I went with a very neutral pallet. But I like the way the silver of the chair legs is reflected in the vase and mirror as well as the tone of the pillows and rug. You could easily add splashes of color in the textiles or even wall paint. I think this room would really offset a dark colored wall like this or this.
Let me know what you think!