Pretty Designer Living Room

The rich eclecticism of these furnishings demonstrate a taste for rare materials and exotic grace notes.Designer Katherine Newman reclaimed this room's elegant neoclassical panelling, the decorative plaster details on the ceiling and the parquet flooring. The walls were coated a soft pink, reminiscent of the shade British designer David Hicks used at his family home in England. It's an effective foil for the neutral furnishings and colourful art throughout the room. Katherine's approach was to use pieces with a clean modern aesthetic and employ relief and interest with a few exotic pieces. "What evolved, against a highly classical background, was a unique modernist language with a focus on comfort," she says.

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