For many of us, the living room is the heart of comfort during winter – it’s the place we go to warm our fingers on a steaming mug of hot chocolate while watching TV. And depending on our decorating style, a living room can look very different from one home to the next, but what’s often consistent is a comfortable sofa, cuddly cushions, a soft rug underfoot and lamps that illuminate the night.
1. Greg Natale New Regency Oxford rug, $2958, from Designer Rugs.
2. SCANDINAVIAN STYLE
If there’s one look that epitomises winter cool, it’s Scandinavian style. The crisp, clean and minimal aesthetic is perfect for those who love white spaces, timber furniture, rich jewel tones and nature-inspired accessories. This look is all about transporting your living room into the snowy wilds of Sweden with the convenience of staying warm and cosy. Featuring the Klassik range of furniture in Elmotique leather, this gorgeous space is warm, light and stylish. The mix of natural materials with a complementary palette of white, beige and brown ensures this look is classic Scandinavian. Items available from Great Dane Furniture.
3. NORDIC TOUCH
This Jacob floor lamp, $229, is a classic piece that will never go out of fashion. Available from Beacon Lighting.
4. PLUSH PRETTY
The rich burgundy of this Replica Fredrik Kayser Model 711 three-seat sofa, $1495, from Click On Furniture is the perfect piece for a casual yet stylish living room.
5. SNUGGLE UP
Get cosy on the sofa with this Lush Fur Throw, $179, from AURA Home.
6 TWO-TONE STYLE
A sturdy timber coffee table is a must for a Scandinavian-inspired living room. Nordic coffee table, $449, from Click On Furniture.
7. WILD AT HEART
Bring the woods into your home with this Deer cushion from By Nord.
8. RUG TRADER
This Cowhide rug, $695, can be used as an exotic wall-hanging, snuggly throw or cosy rug. Available from Matt Blatt.
9. STYLISH SHAPES
Add a quirky element to your room with this Original Tan/Garbarino Drum Glass Top side table, $595, from Matt Blatt.
10 . No other interior design style oozes more glitz and glamour than Hollywood Regency. Popularised by the exclusive, over-the-top residences of film luminaries in the 1930s, this luxurious look is making a comeback. Led by well-known designers such as Kelly Wearstler and Greg Natale, the style has been reinterpreted for a modern audience but with lacquer, luxe materials like velvet and silk and geometric-inspired Art Deco items remaining a key feature. Although Hollywood Regency may be known as the style du jour of the rich and famous, anyone can get the look. All |that’s required is some classic furniture pieces, a few elegant cushions and some strong contrasting colours like blue and yellow for a sunny California look or black and white for a cool Manhattan vibe. This gorgeous Greg Natale New Regency South Beach rug, $2958, from Designer Rugs demands attention in this sophisticated living room.
11. CRISSCROSS COOL
Add interest to a neutral-coloured sofa with this Lattice cushion, $29.95, from Freedom.
12. GLOW GETTER
The Cumulus pendant, $199, from Beacon Lighting is the perfect combination of timeless design, style and glamour.
13. EN POINTE
The Sienna three-seat sofa, $1999, from Click On Furniture features quality construction with reversible white feather cushions, providing cosy comfort for those quiet nights in.
14. DRUM ROLL
The Grand Drum, $149, can be used as a quirky storage item or side table. Available from Matt Blatt.
15. DECO DELIGHT
This Box Galeri Parker coffee table, $6456, from Globe West is the perfect Art Deco piece for a glamorous look.
16. GREEN DREAM
The Duchess chair in Lumiere Leaf, from $999, helps balance the mix of colours in this Regency-inspired living room. Available from Plush.
17. SOFT & STYLISH
A Hollywood Regency enthusiast, Greg Natale has created his own collection of sophisticated pieces for Designer Rugs. This New Regency South Beach rug, $2958, epitomises the strong geometric prints of the decade. Available from Designer Rugs
BY DANIELLE HANRAHAN