How To Incorporate a Boldly Patterned Loveseat?

How To Incorporate a Boldly Patterned Loveseat?

Regina Yunghans
Jul 25, 2013

Q: This is another inherited-vintage-loveseat design quandary. I have a '70s/'80s boldly patterned loveseat in maize gold and chocoloate brown that I adore because I grew up with it. This is a love-it-or-hate-it item for most people, I think. The thing is, my preferred color palette (grey, smoky lavender, dusty aqua, metallics) contrasts in a huge way. Do I keep the loveseat as-is, cover it up, or get rid of it?:

The rest of the room: I have greyish lavender walls (Benjamin Moore Piano Concerto) and warm honeyish toned wood floors.

I plan to replace the beige sofa and coffee table (also hand-me-downs). I'd like to buy a rug and/or other pieces to tie in the loveseat and the walls somehow.

Some elements of my style: clean lines with ornate or bold touches; eclectic rooms that mix patterns and various design influences; Hollywood Regency, no matter how played out it might be these days!; abstract prints from all parts of the world; luxe accents in metallic fabric or velvet. This bungalow featured in an Apartment Therapy book really stuck with me.

Thank you!

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