With the room’s color story established, the next challenge was figuring out how to fit the entire family plus guests in the room at the same time—something they had never experienced. Removing a small wall near the entry and relocating a staircase to pad square footage helped, as did the introduction of an unconventional 12-foot sofa. Custom made by meshing two standard sofas together and upholstered in the matriarch’s favorite color, the velvet stunner seats at least six people. And despite the luxuriousness it exudes, it’s a comfortable enough place that everyone can kick back and relax.
A pair of plaid chenille over-scaled wingback chairs, two leather swivel chairs in apple-green leather and one Prussian blue velvet chair, all situated around the perimeter, as well as a pair of portable raspberry ottomans, give everyone a spot to unwind. To increase visual interest and synthesize the look, an over-dyed Persian rug and equally vivid accessories, including original art and a few heirloom pieces, were chosen.
The end result packs a punch but is not at all standoffish, just as the homeowners and designer intended. Such intense saturation in all the right places also proves that sometimes, color belongs everywhere except the walls.