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Get the Look: Dark and Cozy in Stockholm


I spotted this home in Sweden's design glossy Skona Hem, and loved the coziness of the living room, and how courageous, rather than predictable, the dark colors are. The mix of materials — velvet, silk, leather — brings so much texture and life to the room. In most rooms, a purple velvet sofa such as this one could be abrasive, but the palette here welcomes it; it belongs in this room. I thought I'd show you how to get the look of this room, since I love it so! It's not the type of space that comes naturally to most; it's quite eclectic. To learn how to achieve this look, read more.


Start by covering your walls with the Cole & Son African Tree wallpaper (inquire for price). Next, you'll need a velvet sofa with defined curves in a deep purple or blue color. Lay down a patchwork cowhide rug. Instead of a coffee table, go for a Moroccan-style tea table. Glam it up with a scented candle and some fresh tulips. For storage, get yourself a Chinese armoire or cabinet. Top it with some bulbous metallic vases. Center a round mirror over the fireplace as a focal point. And, for
lighting, go with a rice paper floor lamp with Vietnamese style. Here are a few products that will help you get this look:

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