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Aqua Coloured Living Room

A playful paint shade relaxes luxe traditional details like the chandelier and marble fireplace mantel.

"There are certain rooms that have an impact on you as a designer," says Cassandra LaValle, a designer and author of the popular design blog, Coco + Kelley. "This one played a huge role in teaching me to embrace colour and pattern, while gaining a true appreciation for a space that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a perfect example of how a somewhat formal style can still be fun! I especially love the flea-market feel, where the more you look, the more you discover little details and treasures," she adds.

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