I usually gravitate towards rooms filled with color.

And then there was this room.  A decidedly neutral space.

Neutral European Inspired Living Room

Is it the stack of antique books I love?  Or the fabulously-tall gilt mirror?  Possibly the stunning crystal chandelier?  Or maybe it’s the white upholstered bergeres?  Or the unexpected pile of antlers on the mantel?

I think it is all of these elements combined in this bright space.  Individually, these antiques could be very heavy.  Put together, with the use of a neutral palette (neutral seagrass rug, white upholstery, and crisp white walls) this is a light-filled, airy space.  (Of course, the beautifully huge windows help!).

This would be the perfect space to sit with a magazine, cup of coffee, and enjoy the quiet light.




A colorful office space with a great mix of vintage and modern elements…

via Houzz