PROJECT 2Contemporary Living Room, London

Design ideas for a contemporary formal living room in London with black walls and a standard fireplace. —  Houzz
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Dawn Cooper wrote:24 October 2016
  • Sam Potter
    I've seen the same photo in a magazine where the colours are really different, so not sure what the 'actual' colour is, it might just be whatever the person who manipulated thought looked nice. Having said that it's a lot like the fake downpipe in my living room.
  • PRO

    Could be Off Black. It looks darker than Downpipe. So hard to tell as everything is now filtered.

Deepali Agrawal wrote:3 December 2014
  • Enid Howatt

    No answer to my question, that isnt helpful!!!

  • Graham Herbert

    want the chair, cant find it or anything like it online. please put us out of our misery

David Mollart wrote:3 May 2019
    lisastophy wrote:15 October 2015
      Josh Carter wrote:3 January 2015

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Kate Burt added this to 18 Ways to Style Your Fireplace for the New Season17 September 2019

        18 Ingrid Rasmussen PhotographyTell us…Which of these rooms appeals the most to your style, and why? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.

        Victoria Harrison added this to How Do I Brighten Up My Dark Living Room for Summer?2 March 2018

        Add cheery colour to dark cornersThis living room is undeniably dark and dramatic, but it stays the right side of gothic thanks to the cluster of bright, cheery accessories along the mantelpiece and the vase of sunshine yellow flowers sparkling out of the dark. In fact, the charcoal walls actually serve to magnify their impact by creating such a contrasting backdrop for them to shine against.To create a similar effect and banish any hint of gloom, sort through your accessories, borrow some from other rooms if you need to, and create a bright display along a mantelpiece or in an alcove to bring life to shadowy corners. It’s also a good excuse to treat yourself to a large bunch of the brightest, most cheerful flowers you can find; go for height and volume to make the biggest impact.

        Sarah Warwick added this to 10 Times Propping Up Pictures Was Better Than Hanging Them22 February 2018

        Dress a mantelAn artwork that could look lost hung above a mantelpiece can become a perfectly sized element within a group display if it’s rested against the wall. Here, the arrangement shuns symmetry, but the painting and the tall blue vessel are balanced in height for a pleasing effect, while the selection of sizes for the remainder of the pieces leads the eye around the group. Styling tip: Note how the painting’s colours are repeated among the collection of objects as well to create a harmonious whole.

        Kate Burt added this to 27 Ideas for Decorating Your Fireplace Wall13 February 2018

        2. Mix your erasThis blackish/navy blue has a rather serious air, especially when paired with the grand marble fire surround. You could easily go for a combination like this, then build on it by choosing period-sensitive furniture in gently complementary colours – more pale grey, or white woodwork, for example. The design twist comes in a couple of ways: one, in the form of the vibrant yellow and the jewel-coloured velvet upholstery. Two, in that the furniture and accessories are distinctly midcentury rather than antique. The dark-painted skirting boards add a non-traditional edge, too.Here’s why we’re going nuts for velvet sofas

        What Houzz users are commenting on:

        HU-724068291 added this to My ideas4 days ago

        marble surround with navy walls

        Charlie Keeler added this to Living Room8 February 2020

        Marble fireplace compliments wall colour.

        suman lata added this to suman's ideas15 January 2020

        Yellow or golden fancy lights with this paint

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