Asmara Design Consultant Alexis McDermott has taken a modern, updated and relaxed approach to tradition in this living room scheme with brown, taupe, green and purple accents pulled together by an Istana decorative rug.
I noticed that this fall and winter the national design magazines have shown very few interiors that feel warm and cozy. So this November, I have featured rooms by AD 100 and Elle Decor A-List Designers that have warm reds, golds, corals, yellows and persimmons both in fabrics and in decorative rugs.
Today I asked Asmara’s Design Consultant Alexis McDermott to create a modern, relaxed and warm traditional scheme in brown, beige, green and purple. Alexis chose the Istana decorative rug because it has all of these colors and its design is can be used for either a traditional or a modern scheme. Today we feature the traditional scheme and next Tuesday we will post the contemporary scheme with the Istana decorative rug to show it’s flexibility in working with both decorating styles.
Here is Alexis’s description of today’s living room scheme:
Alexis McDermott: “In this scheme I’ve grounded the living room with a bold, sophisticated decorative rug and added to it neutral fabrics and a mix of traditional and modern furnishings. Glass tables lighten the space and allow the intricacy of the decorative rug’s pattern to be seen, while a few select antiques give the space a sense of history”.
Recently the Decorati Blog asked Elle Decor A- List interior designer Alessandra Branca a question that is relevant to today’s design scheme:
What do you consider to be the most significant design innovation of the last 10 years?
Alessandra Branca: “Other than the fact that lifestyles are far more relaxed than they have ever been, I think that the mix of high and low, just as in fashion, is the biggest visual change. Thanks to Target and H&M , we now are able to indulge and buy fun things at lower prices and then invest in quality foundation pieces“.
Alexis’s scheme can be described as doing the same: You can have fun with things at lower prices such as the pillow from Crate & Barrel and Benjamin Moore Paint and invest in quality foundation pieces such as the Istana decorative rug, antique clock, chest and bookcase.
Sources: Istana decorative rug– Asmara, Inc.; Green Chair and Couch – Edward Ferrell Lewis Mittman; Coffee Table and Side table– Salvations Architectural Furnishings; Louis XVI Chairs – Bardin Palomo Louis XVI Style Fauteuils-1stdibs; Pillows – Crate & Barrel; Paint – Benjamin Moore; Chest – Boston Design Centre, Brookline Village Antiques; Clock and Bookcase– Brookline Village Antiques