Sarah Richardson: Simple-Chic Sitting Area
Shapely dark furniture pops against a white and coral palette.
"You can never go wrong with embracing basics for practicality and longevity. White denim, twill and natural linen are available for $10/yard or less, and make any upholstered piece look crisp and tailored," says designer and HGTV host Richardson. "If you're on a budget and won't be able to splurge on reupholstery any time soon, forget about going for bold prints and daring colours, and stick with a timeless classic. Dress it up with exciting accents, and you'll be able to reinterpret your look whenever the mood strikes!" she adds. Here, the chairs' piping ties in with the vertical banding on the drapery, which adds a sense of height.