Pros know one of the keys to beautiful and interesting neutral rooms is texture. Each design choice in this living room — furniture, fabrics, throw blankets, rugs, wall art, mantel and bookshelf accessories, plus plants and flowers — was selected for the texture it adds to the overall neutral theme.
Designer Silvana D’addazio knows that it’s the unexpected touches that make a space memorable. In her own home, a seashell light fixture riffs on the nature-themed artwork on a bookshelf. She lined the back of the shelves with a subtle cotton-wool fabric trimmed with a grosgrain ribbon, which plays nicely with her antique books.