/ Photo by Emily Bolt
/ Interior Design by Taylor Johnson Interiors

My client’s formal living area is a study of continuity throughout the front of the home without being too matchy.

Because of the large size of the room and the sightlines into the foyer, dining room, kitchen and hallway, we kept the shell of the room, including walls, rug and curtains, neutral.

Blue paint highlights pretty architectural details such as the French doors to the office area and the arch that leads to the room from the foyer. The paint, Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue, coordinates to a blue grasscloth in the adjacent dining room and was lightened to 50% and used on the client’s kitchen island.

To add color and texture, chartreuse velvet pillows and an upholstered orange ottoman were placed. A small dash of the pattern was added in the seating area with the accent pillows in a chocolate brown, green, blue and orange pattern, as well as the animal print throw pillows.

A pair of tuxedo sofas facing each other make for a formal look, but performance fabric on the upholstery and the use of an indoor/outdoor rug makes the space “family proof.”
We incorporated the client’s secretary, art and chest of drawers to achieve a collected yet cohesive look.

If you look closely through to the foyer, you’ll see a lattice vine wallpaper that adds interest but doesn’t take your focus away from the rest of the living area.