HGTV Stars' Potluck Living Room

HGTV Magazine gathered a meeting of the minds. Each pro contributed something to decorate one living room.
By: Jennifer Berno DeCleene

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The Foundation Piece

To begin, HGTV Magazine editors brought in the neutral sofa. (Park Avenue three-seat sofa, $1,199, for stores)

Vern Yip, Blue Chair

“I like upholstered pieces that aren’t too trendy, so I often turn to a classic color, like deep blue. This chair isn’t the same blue as the rug—different tones of one color look sophisticated.”—Vern Yip, HGTV Star (Murray chair in teal, $649,

Linda Woodrum, Beige Chair

“The more you mix shapes, the better a room looks. The sofa, blue chair, and coffee table are boxy, so I picked a curvy wing-back for contrast.—Linda Woodrum, HGTV Dream Home designer (Portsmouth chair, $2,199,

Sabrina Soto, Coffee Table

“The table’s wood planks and metal frame add a rustic touch to this polished room. Plus, I love the bottom shelf for books.”—Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project (Aiden coffee table, $290,

Emily Henderson, Rug

“I love an ornate design, which is why I chose a rug that’s dark blue with a pale green background. The pattern’s scale is small, so the rug doesn’t compete with the bold curtains.”—Emily Henderson, Secrets From a Stylist (Fair Isle 8' x 10' woven cotton rug in rosemary/ink, $385,

Jonathan Scott, Side Tables

“End tables don’t have to match. I picked a wood table with latticework and a set of simple nesting tables to spread around the room.”—Jonathan Scott, Property Brothers (Semeru end table, $120,; Tanner nesting tables, $229,

Tiffany Brooks, Lamps

“The room needed a jolt of color, so I brought red lamps. They’re glossy and sculptural, almost like pieces of art.—Tiffany Brooks, The Most Embarrassing Rooms in America (Double gourd table lamps in cherry tomato, $100 each,

Taniya Nayak, Pillows

“I decided on the yellow pillows based on the yellow in the curtains. Stick with a similar palette and you can’t go wrong mixing prints.”—Taniya Nayak, Urban Oasis (Assorted yellow pillows, from $29 each,

Meg Caswell, Curtains

“The upholstered pieces are all solids, so I wanted the curtains to have a vintage-y pattern with blue in it to play off Vern’s chair. I had some pillows made with the extra fabric.”—Meg Caswell, Meg’s Great Rooms (Custom panels made from Robert Allen Pure Petals fabric in pomegranate, $18 per yard,

David Bromstad, Wall Art

“I picked two of my own prints with subtle colors similar to the seating and popped them in white frames. Stripes are a good bet—they’re universally appealing.”—David Bromstad, HGTV Star (Seascape #1 by David Bromstad 12" x 16" paper print, $18 (unframed), Seascape #2 by David Bromstad 12" x 18" paper print, $19 (unframed), both

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