Living Areas: Bold Neutrals

This home had two separate living spaces – one a vast lofted great room in the center of the house, the other a far more intimate family room. Designer Alice Davenport took the challenge of creating beautifully distinct but cohesive aesthetics for each room.

In the great room, the color scheme centers around the juxtaposition of a sea green teal and a soft red. Davenport, unafraid to use bold colors and prints, brought in gold accents on the standing lamp, and deeply patterned throw pillows for the neutral sofas. The space is divided into dining and seating areas, the division accentuated by two separate area rugs.

In the more intimate family room, Davenport chose an organic color scheme of mocha brown, cream, navy blue, deep orange and emerald green. “We wanted this room to have a cozy feel to it,” Davenport says, “so we used jewel tones.” To maximize the use of space, Davenport brought in a two-toned sectional sofa, keeping the lines very clean and simple and straight. “A contrast in two colors on the same piece of furniture is a good way to create beauty and interest to a clean-lined piece,” Davenport says. An oversized ottoman in place of a traditional coffee table lends softness and texture to the room, complemented by the subtly patterned drapes. The colorful pillows add playfulness to the otherwise neutral room.


Interior Designer: Alice Davenport Interiors

Photography: Med Dement

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