Set a Neutral Backdrop, and Use Color as Spice
When you have understated, light-toned furniture plus pale floors and walls, the personality of a room depends heavily on the small stuff. Tucker adds life to her languorous, leggy seating with bright, intricate pillows and throws, stacks of books, sentimental decorative objects, and an artful undersized coffee table. Texture also plays a key role. From the nubby tan-and-gray weave of the sisal rug to the organic imperfection of the sofa’s natural linen to the peeling paint on the round mirror frame, it makes the living room tactile and inviting. How do you keep a TV from spoiling the soothing spirit of a space like this? Don’t treat it as a focal point—or as something to hide. Instead, weave it into a casual display of black-and-white objects: Bowls, pretty stones, and framed photos can help it blend with the environment.