Elegant Living Room

Designer of the Year 2021

2nd Place 
Living Rooms

Location: Athens, Georgia

Designer Credits: Cassy Young, AAS, Allied ASID

Project Overview:

Cassy started with a furniture layout that encourages conversation while allowing access to the adjacent porch. An elegant sofa upholstered in a soft textured velvet defines the space while taking advantage of the view to the back garden. The low back on the sofa is contrasted with tall chairs in gray linen and velvet. Lavender textured velvet ottomans can be moved throughout the room. Taking a cue from the favorite painting of the Eiffel Tower, lavender accents liven the room.

Elegant Living Room

A variety of finishes on the tables and chest relax the space and make it welcoming. Layered rugs anchor the seating arrangement. Lighting was important in this space, so a gold leaf chandelier was installed and lamps were added to increase the light. Trim work was added to the walls and ceiling, highlighted with hand painted gold leaf for a French accent. An eclectic mix of art including shadow boxes, framed art and the favorite painting reflect the homeowner’s love of Paris. An arched passage into another room was highlighted with a trompe l’oeil wallpaper, offering more texture to the space. Drapes in updated traditional floral in soft gray and white a band of lavender washed linen offer subtle pattern.

This room is a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine with friends, or to dream about travel to a beloved city far away.