Category: Living Room
Designer: Brian Paquette, Brian Paquette Interiors
Goal: The clients, a creative husband-and-wife team living in Seattle’s Tangletown neighborhood, loved their modern house, but wanted a relaxed, Moroccan-inspired living room where they could hang out with friends. Being located between the dining room and kitchen, the living room receives a lot of foot traffic and is a main gathering place when people visit.
Inspiration: Interior designer Brian Paquette took inspiration from a Moroccan-inspired house that Roman and Williams decorated for actress Kate Hudson.
Breakdown: After removing the carpet and replacing all light fixtures throughout the house, Paquette united the pieces with a sophisticated color palette of black, cream, and various grays. “The décor could do well in really bright light but also really dim lamplight, or with candles,” he says, “and that was really important. They entertain a lot.” A Lawson Fenning chair custom upholstered in a light gray Pindler fabric (the custom bolster is Kerry Joyce textiles) fabric was the anchor piece for the room—much of the décor was chosen around that piece. The black leather Chesterfield-style sofa is from Restoration Hardware, and the layered rugs are from West Elm (larger rug) and Totokaelo (smaller rug). The coffee table is from Morocco.
Tips to Get the Look: “Go slow,” Paquette says. “Be intentional and find that one piece that rounds out the whole room and decorate around it, whether it be art of a piece of really great furniture.”
Images courtesy of Brian Paquette Interiors.