I discovered the work of New York design firm Beale-Lana on one of my favorite blogs, Desire to Inspire, this week. Here are a few images from a living room in a Manhattan apartment they did. I really love how they have used so many traditional elements together and yet managed to create a room that is not old or stuffy, but still warm and cosy. They’ve used a great mix of fabrics, really modern graphic designs and what I would call “granny” designs, with an Aubusson rug. I certainly would not mind coming home to that sofa with all those cushions every night!
Paris Apartment – that IS a great chair, isn’t it!
Hi ATB – I agree, some of those patterns I would look at and think ‘so out of date’, but together it looks great.
POC – me too! They are very chic granny.
Hi Sarah – I completely agree, this is a really nice assortment, and there certainly is an art to arranging art!
Hi DJ Funkygrrl – glad you like it!
Hi Kate – glad you liked them, I think that’s what I liked about it so much,that it was classic, but a bit fun too. Thanks!
Sooo pretty! I love the mix of colors and textures!!
LOVE that pink chair with the striped back! thanks for another beautiful post.
I love these rooms! Chic granny!
I love the arrangement of pictures above the sofa. There is a real skill to grouping artwork effectively!
That’s a very fine looking living room!!
Just so lovely and classic…but fun too! Glad you posted these images.