Handsome neo-trad living room with navy lacquer walls and tufted velvet sectional.(via Todd Alexander Romano)

There’s nothing like the moody hue of blue (a deep, navy blue) that suggests the drama of black while keeping a traditional façade. This living room is certainly a show stopper, and it’s deep blue hues invite you to curl up and stay forever in the tufted recesses of that sectional, while the playful art creates a modern theme that is carried through to the mid-century wicker chair. A slightly different shade of blue offers a sophisticated additional to the color palette in the armless leather chair. The concentration of this traditional navy blue takes it in a contemporary direction, leaving behind the cobwebs of tradition with a timeless design. Ready to paint your living room walls navy lacquer? Good, me too. Let’s get shopping!

I’m digging the mix of blue pillows and those modern prints from Serena & Lily’s art collection. What’s your favorite piece?



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  1. I would hardly think of matching those walls with that couch. Boy, would I be wrong!? It’s perfection! All the wall art and wicker/wood details help the vibe incredibly!

    Posted 7.29.15 Reply
    • I think the lacquer vs. velvet textures make them contrast enough to make the unexpected match work… And I love the wicker as well!

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  2. Loving the mix of colors in that room! Wouldn’t think I’d enjoy a blue couch on a blue wall, but the texture of the couch makes it work.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    Posted 7.28.15 Reply
  3. Love this room! And great job finding your own mix to it! Really adore the blue chair and that wicker side table! It’s so fun to mix and match textures and patterns.

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply

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