Sunday, June 14, 2009

Room Design Idea: Green Walls - Taupe Sofa

Room Design Idea: Green Walls - Taupe SofaGREEN IS IN !! The decorating industry is abuzz with "Go Green" slogan. If you are thinking of painting your living room, green is the way to go. But remember do not go overboard, that is the 1st rule of decorating. Whether you are going to stick to monotone scheme or pair it with other colors, do not overdo the green.
Check out the picture above. To balance the green walls and the lovely pastel green chair, every thing else in the room is neutral. Even though the chair is in green color, its much lighter than the wall color, this adds drama to to the room. If you've picked the primary color for your room, do not stop there! You still need to pick the secondary colors for your room. Here, my color scheme is Green-Taupe-Black.
Most of us try to stay away from black...But black in small doses adds sophistication to any decor. How about adding black wall art to your living room ? It works great in the space above and the reason is that Green Chair !! The black wall-art draws your attention to the gorgeous pastel green chair kept against it. When selecting decorative accent pieces for your room, always bear in mind what its going to be placed on and what will be around it. And those are the colors you don't want to get. For example, the vase for the coffee table above, could not be black or taupe as it would completely disappear and not make any statement. So then what color? Green? But, that would have been predictable. So how about a vase which has some colors from the canvas hanging above the Taupe Sofa. Voila! Vase in shades of Green-Blue-Yellow, perfect solution to common dilemma.

Still not sure ? Steal the design idea above. But the million dollar question is where to get the same furnishings, the decorative accents and what paint color to use? so here you go...
Tip: Click on the picture to get a better view
Coffee Table - Tema 9003.619649 9003.278891 - Kyoto 2 Tops Coffee Table $411(approx)
Sofa - Martha Stewart with Bernhardt Putnam Tufted Sofa $1299-$1799(approx)
Chair - Chloe Chair green $549(approx)
Black Wall Art - Languishing Drifters Giclee Print $249-$350
Blue-Green Art - Individual Mesmercado Hand-Painted Canvas $249 each (approx)
Resin Budha - resin buddha $20(approx)
Decorative Vase - Decorative Glass Bowl Vase $30-$35(approx.)
Floor Lamp - Brushed Steel Floor Lamp $129.99(approx.)
Table Lamp - Black Crystal Lamp $149.98(approx.)
Black & White Pillow - DwellStudio for Target Lattice Decorative Pillow $24.99(approx)
Blue & Green Pillow - Swirl Oblong Pillows $14.98-$30(approx)
Paint Color - Benjamin Moore Grasslands 502
Decorating Dilemma: If you have a decorating dilemma, do not hesitate, write to me a quick note or a comment, I will be glad to help.


  1. it’s simple and sweet…… Sofas are simply amazing.

  2. i like your color scheme and choices of furnishings. I have a mid-century modern open plan main living area. I painted it all Benjamin Moore elephant tusk. My sofa is a cream and taupe tweed, the throw pillows are a cream and black print, the other throw pillows are red silk, the side chairs are taupe leather, the area rug is a black silk and wool shag, and the coffe table is a mid century modern walnut base topped with a surfboard shaped glass. I have other red touches in the room (pair of large Chinese carved cinnabar vases on sofa table, red antique Japanese tansu with black hardware). Should I use an old pair of urn shaped bronze lamps with black or cream shades and a pair of vintage red end tables (clean Asian lines, rattan bottom shelf) on either side of the couch? Also, I would like one or two more lounge chairs (prefer swivel, upholstered type). Any suggestions about the color of this chair or chairs? Thank you.

  3. hey, i love the color scheme, i was wondering what color curtain would you use?

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