room envy

Each month we bring you a scheme that in­trigues, de­lights or daz­zles us

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The scheme that’s in­spired us this month

The per­fect bal­ance is some­thing we of­ten strive for in our rooms, but as this ‘mod­ern meets mid-cen­tury’ scheme proves, sim­plic­ity is the key, as well as an eye for mak­ing pieces work ef­fort­lessly in pairs. De­cep­tively straight­for­ward though it may ap­pear at first glance, this sit­ting room is a mas­ter­class in per­fect pair­ings. They may not be ob­vi­ous, but the more you look, the more you see how thought­fully the scheme has been put to­gether, and how much care has been taken to cre­ate well-matched com­bi­na­tions through­out.

Al­most ev­ery el­e­ment in this space has a con­nec­tion with an­other, from the peb­ble grey of the sofa and com­ple­men­tary wall colour to the dark wood of the arm­chair frames and the sofa legs. Even the vi­brant ver­ti­cal stripes of the can­vas above the con­tem­po­rary fire­place are mir­rored in the mul­ti­coloured book spines nearby, and bold poppy print cush­ions re­in­force the link be­tween the chairs, mark­ing them out as a set. Mean­while, the mis­matched cush­ions on the sofa in­tro­duce a re­laxed, less uni­form fin­ish.

This scheme also ex­udes a nat­u­ral, or­ganic air thanks to the wooden wall pan­elling, floor­ing and ceil­ing light. And the gen­tle curves of the arm­chairs, sofa and floor lamps soften the straight lines of the chim­ney breast, cof­fee ta­ble and art­work, cre­at­ing a space that’s per­fect for find­ing your own equi­lib­rium.

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