High-end simplicity. I require arms on my sofas but I do like the way this looks. I love how this space has a only a few key elements that together create a luxurious and intentional feel. Each piece feels like it was chosen very carefully. Simple stacks of books, limited accessorizing, a candelabra and table lamp with fascinating shapes, and beautiful eye-catching art.
Now normally I am all about gallery walls. Walls full of art make me happy. But I have to say, compared to the first image this one feels a little frenetic to me. What might help is a more restrained color palette. Having every color of the rainbow in a room can strain the eye. Switch out a few of these art pieces to that effect and I would be all over this. Isn’t that coffee table awesome?
Ah, yes. We’ve landed somewhere in the middle here between the paired-down simplicity of the first photo and the busyness of the second. We still have a gallery wall, but with larger, more spaced out pieces. Most importantly the color palette is more limited, in a good way. Blue, orange, and a bit of red and pink are all we have besides the neutrals. This room is so wonderfully eclectic with both masculine and feminine aspects as well as vintage and modern pieces. Love it!