Published at Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 - 00:37:39 AM. Living Room. By Marlene Ghyslain.
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This fireplace view of designer Skip Sroka’s Washington D.C. living room reveals more of his secrets to creating an elegant space. The gold-leaf mirror above the fireplace is ornamented with a Greek-key motif, the grandfather of classic patterns. (Think the opposite of trendy.) The mirror does more than introduce classic lines, however. It also swings out to reveal a flat-screen TV. This kind of cleverly concealed hard-working function provides one more clue to the meaning of elegant decorating. Efficiency. (Apple products’ efficiency makes them the most elegant in their industry. The same rules apply to both interior and industrial design.) The entire fireplace presentation is refined through the symmetrical balance of the mirror between a pair of antique sconces.
It’s a space designed for relaxing and comfort, a come-as-you-are vibe. Ultimately, to be successful in creating an inviting family room, you’ll need comfortable and relaxing furniture. Here are some ideas that combine form with function in the family room design.
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