Sometimes a living room is for more than just conversation. For poet Karen Harryman, it is her workspace, a spot for her musical family's jam sessions, and a place to entertain. Unfortunately, the existing room "felt dark, dirty, and heavy," says Karen, and had a cluttered and cramped seating area, a beat-up desk for her writing, and an unappealing color palette.
A lighter color palette unifies the now open space. The family's instruments double as decor.
Designer: Kyle Schuneman
, Los Angeles, CAGeneral contractor:
Mark Aller, Malkoe Design
, Los Angeles, CA; 323-301-6613Paint:
HC-7 Bryant Gold (reading nook) and HC-17 Huntington Beige (window wall), Benjamin Moore; Benjamin MoorePillows: Crate & BarrelArt over mantel: Kudu Voodoo
(oil on canvas), by Rachael Harryman, Los Angeles, CA