Luxury Living (Room)

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With Mia Widlake & Debbie Votin, Studio 19

As designers with keen eyes for aesthetics and functionality, the quest for creating the perfect living room has always been an intriguing journey for us. The living room holds a special place in the home – it serves as a sanctuary for relaxation, a space for socialising, and a reflection of personal style and taste.

Channelling equilibrium

Our perfect living room strikes a harmonious balance between comfort, functionality, and visual appeal. It should be a space that welcomes you with open arms, evoking a sense of warmth and tranquillity. This comes through in warm and inviting hues like soft neutrals, earthy tones, and calming blues to create a cozy ambience, while pops of vibrant colours or bold patterns inject personality and visual appeal. Similarly, incorporating a mix of shapes such as curved furniture pieces for a softer look or angular accents for a contemporary feel add an essential dimension and character to the space.

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Versatile illumination

The right lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood of the perfect living room. By combining various sources of illumination, such as overhead fixtures, task lighting, and ambient lighting, a versatile environment emerges which caters to different activities and occasions. Natural light is also a valuable asset in making this space ideal, as it not only brightens but also enhances the overall aesthetics by bringing an element of nature inside.

Blending quality and style

When it comes to selecting products and materials for the living room, we have a penchant for pieces that blend mastery of craft with timeless style. Luxurious fabric combinations like velvet and linen exude elegance, while natural materials such as wood, stone, and metal lend a sense of sophistication and texture to the decor. We have found that including statement pieces like a sculptural coffee table, a plush area rug, the odd vintage item, or a striking piece of art can elevate the design and infuse a sense of personality and uniqueness into the space.

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Beyond the transient

In today’s dynamic design landscape, certain elements surpass the transient. Incorporating biophilic design elements, such as indoor plants and natural motifs, is one of our prevailing standards that brings a sense of nature and well-being into the living room. Sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices are also continuously gaining traction, which we love, as they reflect a growing awareness of environmental consciousness in design – a must in any room that can be considered near perfect.

The journey of designing the perfect living room is a multi-faceted process that involves a thoughtful curation of colours, shapes, lighting, products, and materials. By combining these elements with a keen sense of style and a creative vision, a mundane space is transformed into a captivating haven that embodies comfort, functionality, and personal expression – the essence of the perfect living room.

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