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Lauren’s Living Room
What Ava Living designer Teri Larsen, ASID has to say about member Lauren Roberts’ room.
Teri Larsen, ASID ♣
What works and what doesn't in your room.
Your room projects a personality that is sophisticated. It resonates with the emotion of being classy, elegant, and comfortable.
Hi, Lauren - thanks so much for requesting a Designer Room Review! I hope this analysis of your current room will be helpful as you move forward in your project.
I think you have a wonderful start in your living room. The colors are harmonious and warm, the space feels unified overall, and most pieces are well-proportioned.
However, I do think there are some places to add an extra "oomph" to the space. Aside from the pillows and the artwork, much of the room is filled with solid-colored pieces. Mixing up the textures and adding patterns will bring more interest to the space.
In addition, you may want to consider another accent color; most of the room is neutral (even the green really serves as a neutral hue), and adding a punch of color in a few select locations/items will bring the color scheme up a notch.
I love the sectional; from the photos, I cannot see the overall effect in the room. It seems to be well-balanced in size, but perhaps very light in color. Other items seems very dark, making the sofa feel a little "on its own" on that end of the room. However, as I said, it could be that there are lighter-colored items that balance the sofa, and they are just not visible in the photo.
On the subject of proportion and scale, I would also think about the artwork behind the sofa. The piece there currently leaves much of the wall open; a piece with a horizontal orientation would mesh better with the sofa's lines.
The focal point of the room may not be visible, or it may need to be reinforced further. Currently, the window is the element in the room with the most emphasis; this could be reinforced even more, if this is the case. Or, perhaps another element in the room offers a better focal point? Either way, be sure the focal point is obvious.
The addition of another seating element, side tables and lighting would round out the space and finish it beautifully.
You may find the Designer's Top 7 to be a helpful next step in your living room project. For a flat low price, I will supply you with a to-do list of 7 specific steps to take in your living room. These design steps will help you achieve the look you want, on your time and budget. I will deliver your Top 7 list to you within 5 business days; please click the link below for more information. Thanks again; I look forward to hearing from you!
Teri Larsen, ASID, RID
T Larsen Design LLC
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