One of the biggest questions I get about designing is how to make a space look cohesive without making every room look the same. When I think about designing a room I think about how I want to feel when I am in that space. Usually a few words that always come to mind are: inspiring, airy, natural, and textured. Sixpenny is a company who creates heirloom quality furniture pieces that embody all those things. Their fabrics are luxurious, natural and recycled, with an old world charm that immediately elevates any space while still keeping the environment effortless and inviting.
For our open concept living area, I really wanted a sectional sofa so that we could gather and relax with family and friends. The Neva 4-Piece Chaise Sectional is buttery soft and just beyond comfortable, so it was an easy choice. We selected the Washed Cotton Linen Fabric in Corn Silk which has a really elegant an elevated look for our main living area, as it’s often the first place people walk into in the home, so it definitely gives a good first impression. I know what you’re thinking…a light colored sofa in the main living area? What I love most about Sixpenny is their cushions have washable slipcovers – so they are definitely pet and kid friendly, but you know you’re family best. We layered on some neutral toned pillows and throws to add to the earthy and cozy atmosphere of the space, anchored with a taupe rug.
When it came time to design our primary bedroom, we knew we wanted the same cozy vibe, with earthy neutrals that reminded us of the desert landscape. Although Sixpenny does have an accompanying Neva chair, and I was very tempted to purchase it to design our cozy reading corner, I explored some of their other styles to keep things interesting. I found the Gio Chair and ottoman which has an incredible wood frame that adds so much texture and character. To keep things cohesive (without being too matchy matchy), I selected the chair in the same fabric (Washed Cotton Linen Fabric in Corn Silk) as the living room sectional to keep a common thread (no pun intended) between each space.
The wood frame on the chair offers the same warmth as other elements in our living room. What I love about this chair is it has a small footprint and the back of the chair actually narrows, which makes it great for smaller spaces and nestling in corners to create the perfect reading nook. Again, I added some fun shaped pillows in various textures and stayed within the same color palette as the living room.
Hope this gave you some ideas as to how to create cohesive rooms throughout your home, while still giving each space their own special elements, furniture and decor pieces.
Stay tuned for a full tour of our primary bedroom and living room in the days to come!