Steven Graham - Living Room Makeover

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eDécor
2011-10-17

Stick to neutrals for your walls, floors and key furnishings and you'll easily be able to update any space in no time. To prove it, Garden & Home asked interior designer Steven Graham (right) to give this living room two new looks using fresh accessories and a few furniture swaps.

 

Cream of the Crop

Steven designed this Cape Town living room with easy living in mind and picked a neutral palette of white and cream that would have mass appeal. Different textures and subtle patterns were introduced in the form of soft furnishings to add interest, while the wooden furniture brings a warm neutral touch to this serene scheme.

Steven Graham - House & Garden

 

End of the Rainbow

"Bring some sunshine into your home this summer and be daring with your colour choices", says Steven. "It's easy to introduce colour with accessories, but you can also use flowers like red roses, pink orchids and purple irises to liven up a room." He traded the sleek white dining chairs for more playful patterned ones and picked up the shades of red and purple in the new velvet ottoman, bar stools and accessories. "Florals are huge at the moment and oversized prints are fun," he says of his choice of fabrics.

Steven Graham - House & Garden

 

Steven Graham - House & Garden

 

Black Tie

To create a more formal mood, Steven picked a timeless black and white scheme for this look. He introduced a classic wingback upholstered in a bold stripe, replaced the wooden coffee table with a glam mirrored one and added new scatters and shimmery accessories. "Black and white is a striking combination, but it can have a very masculine feel. By introducing shades of grey and a romantic rose print, I wanted to show that it can be 'softened' to appeal to both men and woman."

Steven Graham - House & Garden

Steven Graham - House & Garden