We’re all for modern lines and bright, bold colors, but sometimes we seek the serenity and sense of peace that a beautifully feminine space provides. Graceful lines, soft colors, shimmering details, and beautiful accessories — as seen here in designer and stylist Jacqui Getty’s living room shot by Douglas Friedman — are just some of the traits these spaces have in common. Read on for more ways these rooms get it right.
|Delicate accent furniture and soft, stuffed upholstery with curved features are the best furniture choices to get the look of these spaces.
Carlisle Upholstered Sofa, from $1499, Pottery Barn
|Gilded finishes, brass and chrome details, crystal lighting, and mercury glass accents add a dash of glamour and fun to these spaces. Mirror frames, tabletop accessories, and side tables are just a few ways to easily incorporate the same look.
French Gilt Mirror, $419, Wisteria
|Sophistication, wisdom, and elegance are introduced through chipped wood finishes, antique mirrored items, and patinated metals. Add in something worn and distressed for a similar well-lived look.
Antique Glass Grey-Wash Chest, $1416, Layla Grayce
|With all of the wood and metal elements in these rooms, the use of soft textures and textiles keeps them from being tough and unwelcoming. Luxe velvets, worn linens, and furry throws soften the harsher elements so that the space remains serene.
Brass Ansel Chair, $1345, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
|Muted colors, soft tones, and warm backdrops help the other aspects of these designs really sing. Create a similarly soothing background with a warm neutral paint or anything with a soft, rosy hue.
“Revere Pewter” #HC-172, From $37, Benjamin Moore
|Classic prints like zebra and leopard are neutral in color scheme, but add a bold sense of personality to these spaces. If you’re too shy to go all-out with a leopard sofa, a pillow or faux hide layered over a solid jute or seagrass rug are a temporary way to get the same effect.
Velvet Leopard Pillow, from $62, Arianna Belle
|To prevent these rooms from becoming too sickly sweet, a shot of black in your pillow trim, lampshade, or abstract artwork will help balance the lighter palettes.
Black Drum Lampshade, $50, Lamps Plus
What is your take on this serene feminine look? Don’t be shy, sound off in the comments!
Photographs: Douglas Friedman, Daniel Romualdez, Charles Spada, Alex Papachristidis, via Luxe Report, Veere Grenney, Stephen Shubel, Veere Grenney, Sasha Adler and Lauren Buxbaum, Sally Wheat, Nate Berkus, Windsor Smith, Melanie Turner, Kemble Interiors, Douglas Friedman, Kemble Interiors, Eddie Ross