Hip Retro Lounge

Color is the root of great design. Host/designer David Bromstad converts a docile family room into a hip retro lounge that reflects the colorful personalities of the homeowners.

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The railing is gone, and curtain panels soften the transition from the living room to the hallway. Bromstad focuses on collecting color throughout the room. The chocolate and red color scheme sets a warm, rich base. The shelving looks like a custom built-in but is really a combination of several self-assembled units. The cubes create a modern display for those rustic ducks and storage for auxiliary pieces, like colorful pillows and throws. Even rustic items get a graphic updated look when framed in a clean black square. If you have a collection of things, putting them en mass in a cohesive display really makes them into a feature, and you can unify it with a repeating color added. Always take the opportunity to intersperse color in a display.

Product Information

black candle sconces (item #2081674), rugs (item #2042911), floor lamps (item #2112062), metal square (item #2017297), brown sectional (item #8489049, 8489122), curtain panels (item #2128823), picture frames (item #2145348) – Pier 1 Imports
lamps (item #236180033), blanket (in shelving, item #068110789), throw (in shelving, item #067101803), vase (in shelving, item #065060758), pillows (in shelving, item #067080542, 067082309), window sheers (item #068032655) – Target
ottomans (item #87341690301) – Bed Bath & Beyond
paint: wall (1231 Wynwood), trim (OC-45 Swiss Coffee), furniture (C2 353 French Roast) – Benjamin Moore

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