Sitting pretty. With a simple color palette such as black and white, letting fireside shelving blend in rather than stand out can be a wise idea. This wall unit has been built into and out from the wall around the fireplace. The design houses the TV in style and creates a spot for recessed shelving to one side.
Darker floors, lighter walls. This combination positions the tone of the brick fireplace between the dark wood floors and the soft beige walls, folding the brick into the scheme beautifully. The medium red‐brown tones of the brick are repeated in the wood furniture, leather chair and red throw pillows.
Natural fibers. Jute, coir, sisal and sea grass are casual and beachy, and go with anything – especially stripes. Try partnering your striped sofa with a jute or sisal rug, water hyacinth armchairs and a rope‐framed mirror for a fresh, nautical look.