Living Room Updates: Tables, Tables, Tables

If you’re one of those adventurous souls who love change in their interior spaces, but don’t want to spend hours and hours making updates, we have a tip for you. Bring a new look and feel to the living room by changing out your tables or simply rearranging them. Then, of course, it’s fun to create new and interesting tabletop vignettes. For living room inspiration, check out the tables and tabletop accessories chosen by Design Shuffle designers.

Living Room Design

An open and airy white contemporary living room deserves tables with a light touch like these. Oversized white vases and a barely there tall clear glass lamp are “just right” accessories.

Living Room Design

Pale wood tables with sleek lines work well in tropical style rooms. Here, decorative accessories pick up the pale blues from the woven sofa, upholstered chairs and tiled fireplace.

Living Room Design

Variety is the spice of life when it comes to living room tables. This elegant space shows how a lovely mix of tables can be used successfully. Variation in shapes, sizes and materials can add lots of visual interest.

Living Room Design

An entirely updated look can be easily created by flanking a long narrow coffee table with upholstered ottomans or footstools.

Living Room Design

For a lighter look in the living room, consider going from solid wood tables to wrought iron and other metal designs.

Living Room Design

This pretty living room shows off lots of tables. Each one is a different size and shape–no matched sets here.

Living Room Design

From a tiny round side table to a large rectangular coffee table and more, this comfortable living room benefits visually and functionally from the addition of wood tables.

Living Room Design

Several tables enhance this inviting space, but there’s no coffee table to be seen. Instead, blue and white ceramic garden stools sit sans accessories in front of the sofa, proving sometimes living room tables are not tables at all.

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2014 Trends: Do Plaids Work for You?

Question is, “How are you feeling about plaids in your wardrobe and in your home?” Remember back in February of this year when plaids hit the runway and everyone thought rooms were next? We’re reminiscing today. You’ll see that some of our favorite plaid decorating ideas come from interior designers quite awhile before the launch of Fall 2014 runway collections. Here is our take on plaid and a touch of old fashioned checks. Have you become a fan of this predicted trend?

Plaid

Harper’s Bazaar called it Mad for Plaid. From Delpozo Fall 2014, this fabulous coat took plaid to the maximum–just about as big as plaid can be.

Plaid

Still mad for plaid, this slightly toned down version (by comparison to the pink coat above) is from Thakoon Fall 2014.

Plaid

Perhaps the ultimate eat-in kitchen, this brilliant look includes slightly retro plaid dinette chairs paired with a chunky metal table that’s all sleek contemporary.

Plaid

Proving the versatility of plaid, this Pennsylvania Dutch Colonial sitting room is a stunning mix of contemporary and traditional.

Plaid

Bold plaid is not just for the runway. Thibaut brings it into interior spaces with Winslow Plaid from their Menswear Resource Collection of wallpapers.

Plaid

Think plaids are not right for your style? Add a touch of plaid’s close relative, gingham check. Checks look great in all sorts of rooms, from farmhouse to vintage.

Plaid

A big blue and white plaid cotton looks just right on this traditional bedroom chair. You’ll notice the meticulous details of the upholstery techniques. Plaids require extra care.

Trending Plaid

As shown in this tiny New York studio apartment, plaids and checks can work well even in small spaces. Balancing pattern with neutral solids can assure plaids and checks are beautiful not overwhelming.

Are you using plaids and/or checks in your interior spaces? 

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Serene Pied-A-Terre by Niche Interiors

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Niche Interiors focuses on contemporary, eco-friendly design. From the firm’s profile, “We create distinctive and welcoming homes that reflect our clients’ personalities. We are committed to making as small an environmental footprint as possible.”

Today’s blog post is shining the spotlight on an eco-friendly pied-a-terre created by the talented designers of Niche Interiors. We’re sure you will be captivated by this great example of their work. We love these serene spaces.

Chic and Serene Entry

From the front door, throughout the open living spaces and into the bedroom, the warm color palette creates a serene and inviting look. The slightly tilted orientation of the oval mirror adds a subtle whimsical touch.

Chic and Serene Living Room

Light fills the chic and serene living room. This space feels like a Goldilocks design moment–not to sparse and not overdone, it’s just right.

Chic and Serene Living Space

With carefully chosen light fixtures, the living room, breakfast bar and kitchen are pulled together nicely into a unified whole. We love the little glimpse of the bedroom’s golden glow.

Chic and Serene Living Space

Metal, glass and  wood merge beautifully in this little vignette in the living room. The swirling pattern on the rug adds rhythm and movement to the space.

Chic and Serene Dining Room

Just off the living room and near the kitchen, the stylish dining area with round table and a bundled pendant light seems the perfect spot for good food and interesting conversation.

Chic and Serene Living Room

From any point of view, the curved sofa beckons and offers a place to rest and relax–a balance of beauty and comfort.

Chic and Serene Bedroom

Warm and wonderful simplicity. the bedroom is a lovely mix of muted color and pattern. Somehow this space seems just right with a feeling that everything belongs.

Chic and Serene Bedroom

A close-up of the dark wood bedside table shows careful attention to detail with each decorative object fitting perfectly into the mix.

We’re so glad Niche Interiors shared these serene and eco-friendly spaces with Design Shuffle readers.

Love this beautiful home? Want to see more? Check out Niche Interiors’ portfolio.

Living the Good Life: Bohemian Chic

Bohemian Chic Foyer

Out of the ordinary, with color, pattern and a whimsical persona, today’s Bohemian chic interiors are stylish and so charming. Today, we are excited to share rooms meant for living the good life–in beautiful and interesting eclectic spaces with a slightly Bohemian flair.

Bohemian Chic

What a gorgeous contrast of color and fabulous pattern can be enjoyed in this captivating living room.

Bohemian Chic

With a glimpse into the kitchen and a view down the hallway to the living room, this intriguing vignette has a mysterious dark blue back drop with fanciful mirror.

Bohemian Chic

With a lovely Bohemian vibe, this inviting kitchen also boasts sleek modern appliances–fully functional and beautiful too.

Bohemian Chic

Irresistible color and a lovely mix of pattern make this guest bedroom a delightful getaway. Overnight guests may be tempted to request an extended stay.

Bohemian Chic Study

With so many interesting objects to explore, this magical den is a Bohemian style lover’s delight. We’ve fallen for the intriguing mix of fabrics.

Bohemian Chic

From the chic painted floor to the patterned ceiling, this dining room is a delightfully dizzying mix of color and pattern. This eclectic mix is irresistible.

Bohemian Chic

Vines and flowers of all sorts capture the eye in this fabulous Bohemian bedroom. What’s your favorite pattern?

Bohemian Chic Bath

Captivating and exquisitely Bohemian, this amazing bath is a wonderful mix of jungle, Egyptian ruins and Victorian style. We love it.

Don’t forget you can click on the images above to explore each designer’s portfolio.

In the mood for more today’s Bohemian style? Check our earlier blog post “Bohemian Country by Christopher Burns Interiors.”