Relaxing in Style

Can a space be comfortable and stylish? For me, it used to be one or the other but I suspect that the two can coincide happily.

home of stylist Jackie Astier, via Sketch 42

home of stylist Jackie Astier, via Sketch 42

There’s lots that I love about this space! First of all, that lamp is totally funky. Secondly, I really dig the prints she has on the would-be-dingy wall. The red-printed chairs look stylish yet comfy and the rug has an interesting shape and brings everything together. This space is simple yet chic and comfy, a great conversation space.

home of stylist Jackie Astier, via Sketch 42

home of stylist Jackie Astier, via Sketch 42

Here’s another room from the same home. There is a lot of color going on here but she can get away with it because the brights are subdued. The furniture and rug are light in color and the walls are neutral which helps with this as well. The patterned pillows and bedspread accent the room nicely. Is that a granite coffee table I see? Wow.

Designed by Barrie Benson, via the Zhush

Designed by Barrie Benson, via the Zhush

Another space with lovely subdued colors. The low-back love seat is very cute and looks great with those stark black pillows. Something that caught my eye in this room was the way the art is displayed; it’s sitting on a raised platform rather than hanging. I sometimes find that having too much hanging on a wall can be intimidating, especially in a bedroom, so this is a nice change. Practically however, I don’t know if I could live with this since I have two adventurous kitties.

Home of Jeff Madalena, via Design Sponge

Home of Jeff Madalena, via Design Sponge

I may have a thing for pink couches. In this space, despite the bright pink it’s not overwhelming. Overall this room is very balanced and grounded. The patterns and accessories take a lot from nature: the acorn on the table, the leopard patterned chair and the antlers on the wall. The greenery really relaxes the space and the oval ceiling lamps keep it well lit and stylish.

What ties these rooms together is the neutral base (walls, floor, rugs, big furniture), accented by several carefully chosen colorful pieces. It seems like the more color you want to have, the more subdued you should keep them.

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