Gray and Black Living Room Flip

Browse before and after pictures of this transitional cottage living space.

Boring Beginnings

Before this remodel, the Chicago homeowner wanted to have a mixture of styles that were contemporary, transitional, primitive, and cottage.

After: Black, Gray, and Charming All Over

Designer Mary Susan Bicicchi shows how inviting a mix of black and gray can be. The sofa is positioned to face both the fireplace and be able to view the lake outside.

Farmhouse Furnishings

Barn-style wood finish on the chest shows how to bring in a rustic touch and mix it with high-end fancier materials for a good mix.

Cozy Sitting Area

Wing chairs are a cozy place to go, each with a matching pillow and convenient table in between for resting books and drinks.

Proportion is Key

The large scale of the sofa and its arms matches the size of the chest.

Mix and Match Materials

A single Wing chair in a different fabric yet still the same palette, showing how to mix it up more.

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