Beautiful Living Room Ideas
Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Natural Hues & Blues
Opposite may attract, but sometimes they clash. It’s not uncommon for interior designers to be asked to provide “design therapy”. In a room with a built-in 150-gallon aquarium, complete with alternating teal and blue lights, as a focal point, a husband and wife had very different preferences in terms of the color palette. Before consulting with D’KOR, they purchased a couple of neutral and yellow upholstered chairs and furniture that was under-scaled for the room. To solve their color differences, D’KOR HOME interior designers added a splash of golden honeysuckle paint inside the coffered ceiling squares and on the silk draperies to provide balance and give her a dose of color.
Removing the understated lap siding from the fireplace was also a must. D’KOR’s trusted mason came to the rescue. Stacking local natural stone gave the family room a deep-rooted, traditional Texas feel. With the saltwater fish serving as live art, and gunmetal and gold sculptured wall art from a local artist, the wall is perfectly accented. To fill out the space, additional furnishing and a beautiful, new square, silver leaf cocktail table, and small clover style ottomans for additional seating were added, to complete both theé room’s look and function. Teal and blue accent vases and accessories gave her more of the color she wanted and balanced the aquarium’s tones. Check out our interior designer blogs.
“ Color balance is much like balancing a relationship. The only difference is one must replace a therapist with a designer.”
– Dee Frazier
This traditional Texas home is located in Frisco TX. With great architecture, we helped our interior design clients transform their entire home. Especially with beautiful living room ideas to leave them with a sophisticated space for entertaining and functional for hanging out with the family!
Shabab and Barber moved into their new home and after starting to buy furniture to fill their 8,000 square feet home, they realized they needed help. The living room was the first room we worked in as it was the space their family spends so much of their time. The clients wanted their living room to be beautiful for entertaining yet livable for them and their three children.
As the paint color was new with the home, the clients decided not to repaint but wanted to add color. Additionally, they were unhappy with the structure built of the fireplace and the way the builder had finished it.
To tackle the fireplace, I designed a new look that would make it the focal point of the room. The exterior of the home is finished with a stone, so I decided to reface the fireplace with stone, bringing the outside in. By extending the stone up to the ceiling, we bring the viewer’s eye up to the beautiful beamed ceiling.
Yep! We had a little something in the wall to work around. Read all about how we helped work through a little “Couples Design Therapy.”
For the colors of the room, I decided to play off the warmth and gray in the already purchased furniture, I added some blue-green and violet accents. Additionally, I selected to paint the ceiling in faux suede gold to emphasize the architectural detail. I carried the gold through the window treatments to soften the windows and continue the color down the wall.
I selected and added further pieces that were more in scale and unique, to enhance the layout and function of the room. The silver cocktail table with the unique design and the gold faux on the front of the console continues to add a pop of color through the room.
Lastly, I added accessories in violets, golds, and blue-greens to bring a beautiful look to the shelving surrounding the fish tank and throughout the room.
Read more about this living room and how my Austin Interior Design Firm helped this couple with a little design therapy.
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