The redo of this 170 square foot Capitol Hill living room stands out due to its drama and boldness. In six months this space was completely transformed.
The challenges were the small budget, cramped space and limited allocation for furniture placement due to windows and door openings.
This space exhibits deep rich chocolate brown walls that allow the art and accessories to pop. The dove gray ceiling color is dropped down to create visual interest and incorporates the lines of the wood molding. The lightness of the ceiling juxtaposed to the dark walls elevates the room making it seem less heavy. Egyptian gold gilds the fireplace wall adding a strong, alluring focal point.
Simple contemporary furnishings do not compete with the Victorian flair of the original architecture. An Italianate furniture layout of two facing sofas is all this small space needs to make this room perfectly convivial.
Hints of blue in the accessories and in the sofa add another layer of depth with brightness and color. The striking mirror lends texture while the glass tables help to alleviate a cluttered look. Straight forward cream window treatments lighten the room.
Day or night this room has become a relaxing oasis that is comfortable, creative and fun for entertaining.