Interior Design – What I like about this room Pt 2

In this sitting room, I really enjoy the sophisticated feeling brought about by the simplicity of the pieces used.  The richness of the fabrics on the chairs and ottoman can be seen in any decor.  I imagine Ernest Hemmingway chatting about one of his adventures over a glass of cognac with a colleague. The Zebra printed fabric on the ottoman can be comfortably used in a casual setting as well as a traditional one.  Animal prints never go out of style, they only enhance the design plan.  Now I know animal prints aren’t for everyone, but they do have a place in design and can be seen throughout design history.

The striped chairs with the nailhead trim are also on the traditional side, but can be used in a transitional setting as well.  Having the rattan stools partnered with the rich woods and the sisal or jute area rug allows the space to be a bit more casual than normal.  And the color palette is one that evokes a relaxed feel.

However, I’m not sure about the lack of a window treatment.  I’d probably add something to it.  A simple woven blind or roman shade could be used without taking away from the design aesthetic of the room.  The only thing missing is the large celling fan the tobacco leaf blades.


Christopher Porikos
Author: Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.