Feminine Living Rooms We begin with a room that mixes an abundance of details, from a tufted sofa and striped draperies to an ornate mirror and a display of purses. The overall effect: girly, with French flair. Also note the clever incorporation of details such as a Saarinen table, which is often featured in spaces that are a bit more modern
Adding to them, rich hued and heavily embroidered drapes would usher in the traditional charm by all means. If you remember, we all used to - and still do - love our furniture and curtain clothes made out of velvet, silk or brocade. The enticing presence the traditional stuff brings into your living rooms is beyond compare.
Step-down or sunken living spaces have a long history that goes back to the late ‘50s. The style is making its way back to the modern interiors because of more practical purposes. This style of dropping the floor is necessary where raising the roof is not possible. The use of partitions, walls, or thresholds also facilitates smooth transition from one material to another, which is rather difficult with open floor plans characteristic of mainstream design.