So I want to show you how I tackled working with a very sleek, modern, black leather sofa, and brought some coastal chic into the space. Before was what I call “builder beige,” that peachy-bone color, that did nothing but make this large black leather sectional stick out, and command all the attention in the room. Creating a dark accent wall directly across the sofa, helped balance the space, and blend the tv in, which was a win-win in my book. The only furniture in the space was the large leather sectional, modern glass coffee table, and flat screen tv on a sleek black stand.
I created a cozy reading corner in the space by bringing in an accent chair in a creamy linen. To balance the once sleek modern look, I brought in a weathered trunk for a coffee table that I custom painted to fit the space.
We swapped out the too-small shag rug for a trellis patterned in a neutral hue to add interest to the space, and again take the attention off the sofa. Loading the sofa up with lots of fun throw pillows not only makes the space feel cozy, but softens the look of the modern leather. Seen below in the before, it was decorated with too much of the same thing…rectangle metal frames, not really holding it’s own as a focal point, but just feeling kind of blah. I left the original mirror, because it was a great size for the mantle, but instead of frames, I brought in weathered wooden candle sticks, faux boxwood topiaries, and seashells, for lots of texture and interest.