Notting HillContemporary Family & Games Room, London
Nathalie Priem Photography
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Set curves in a linear spaceThink about shape. The organic design of this saddle-inspired Louisiana chair and ottoman by Vico Magistretti works its magic because it contrasts with the linear architecture, staircase and shelving around it.Using shape – rather than colour or pattern – as a distinguishing feature creates a point of focus in a calm and sophisticated way.While most of us may not have fabulous designer pieces like this to play with, we can use the curving lines of a rug, oversized round cushions or French-style bowed furniture to draw the eye in rooms that are predominantly angular.
Let in light between the stairsOpen stair treads and glass balustrades, as shown here, allow light from the entrance hall and landing windows to travel right into the centre of your home. They can also create attractive shadows and strips of light across the walls and floor.
Put your feet up Ramp up the comfort of your armchair with a matching footstool. A pleasing, pebble-like design counters the angular lines in this sleek living space.Reupholstering can give midcentury chairs a new lease of life; choose simple linen or cotton for a contemporary reworking of a retro style.