Modern Yet Retro Living Room

Karen McAloon helps coordinate the homeowners' old stuff and hand-me-downs into a stylishly modern living room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionRearranging the homeowners' furniture helps create balance in the room.
The large cabinet (not pictured) stays on the same wall but is angled slightly away from it. Furniture is grouped under the tall windows to create an element on the same scale as the cabinet and achieve balance in the room. Scaling down items brings focus to the pieces that contribute to a unified style. Susan's first gallery purchase, a blueprint poster, is a prominent focal point.

paint: walls (25-22, Pewter) — Pratt & Lambert
paint: ceiling (Decorator's White), trim (Black) — Benjamin Moore