Showroom Style: Design Ideas to Try at Home

NeoCon 2010

Yesterday while at the Mart for NeoCon, we snapped some photos of one of the fabric showrooms, Luna. Everytime we walk by this particular showroom, it looks fresh, stylish and fun, all nice adjectives to garner when talking about how a home is decorated as well. Below the jump, a few design ideas to "take away" from this showroom…

Ideas illustrated in the photos above - top row, left to right:

1. When it comes to pillows, one rule of thumb for a nice mix is having solids in colors and patterns in neutrals. This keeps things interesting without getting overwhelming.

2. A striped floor really does amazing things for the visual perception of space. This ultra wide striped carpet makes the (fairly modestly sized) showroom appear much larger.

3. Repeat a design motif in a different scale - this console echoes the striped floor in the same b&w colorway, but at a smaller width, making for a nice cohesiveness.

4. Don't be afraid to mix styles. These classic, serious "office" style chairs work really well with this uber-glam, shiny lacquered table. They couldn't be more different, but look great together.

5. A single small shot of intense color can really transform a whole room. These small bunches of bright orange tulips made the entire meeting room come alive.

Bottom row, left to right:

6. Curtains are the perfect way to add another layer of pattern. Even though these curtains sport a whimsical pattern, their overall design, scale of pattern and simple colorway (the b&w, again) make them a subtle injection of pattern, just enough to make the room feel a bit more finished and thought out.

7. If you are going to go dramatic with a piece, monochromatic looks good. This OTT chandelier fits with the rest of decor due to its all white finish. It's still a big statement, but one that is a bit more "quiet".

8. When working with two sofas, a symmetrical arrangement is a good look and creates a room within a room, perfect for conversation as well as a stylish set up.

More info on the textile company who works from this showroom: Luna

(Images: Janel Laban)

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