Sue’s sitting room is as stunning as its view of the clear, blue Aegean Sea. The colors used in this look are evocative not only of Santorini’s azure waters and sandy beaches, but also its pretty Cycladic houses and blue-domed churches. Full of comfortable places to sit, this light and airy living area is exactly where you want to be after a day exploring the island’s labyrinth of narrow, sun-drenched streets.
A pared-back color palette of browns and neutrals complements the architecture of the property and creates a sense of calm. Pops of rich charcoal, citrine and mustard, on luxurious materials, add depth and tie the room together. The loft is big and open plan, so it was key to introduce plenty of accessories to ensure that the space felt welcoming. Nature-inspired items, like faux coral, and natural textures, such as wood and rattan, provide the perfect antidote to the industrial aesthetic.
Natural materials feature heavily throughout the chalet sitting room to reinforce the connection to the mountain landscape, but also show how simple pieces can still have an impact. Different tones and textures of wood help to create depth and interest, whether in the form of abstract art on the walls or a coffee table centerpiece. Flashes of green are used sparingly throughout this monochrome color scheme, as a nod to the forest beyond.
Seeing as Toledo is a place rich in history and culture, it made sense to decorate the sitting room with ornaments and lamps that resemble treasured relics. Gold accessories also feature, to bring opulence to the space, along with a statement mirror and textiles in warm hues.
This colorful yet restful room enjoys breathtaking views of the loch and the incredible mountains that frame it. Blue accents, along with natural wooden furniture, are a nod to the tranquil setting; the blue and red color palette also makes the space look more cohesive and sophisticated. Storage was a problem in the hut, so Lucinda introduced side tables with drawers and a large ottoman that doubles as a coffee table.
The unconventional color scheme and unique furniture are perfectly in keeping with the bohemian neighborhood surrounding the apartment. A trio of gold lamps give the sitting room an opulent air and really pop against the deep eggplant walls. Together with the patterned rug and comfortable leather sofa, they transform the space into the ultimate winter retreat.
In this striking sitting room, Sue seamlessly blends historical period architecture with contemporary living. Modern furniture and a trompe l’oeil mirror contrast beautifully with the brickwork and flagstone flooring. Her key pieces are punctuated with an eclectic mix of accessories which take you all over the world. Roman busts, vibrant orchids and silk cushions adorned with Japanese patterns work together to convey the element of travel integral to her look.
When Annabel created this sitting room, she wanted to play with colour, in the same way that Nancy liked to. She chose a bold green and then mixed in traditional and contemporary elements. Annabel borrowed inspiration from different design periods, pairing classical paintings with Chinoiserie-style pieces and a rather sleek corner sofa.