Soft Palette Living Room
Velvet upholstered walls and cushions add glam.
Gluckstein designed this 1930s-inspired concept space for the 2008 Interior Design Show. The velvet walls — similar to the principal bedroom wall in the Georgian home — define the reading nook without taking the focus away from the striking marble fireplace and three-dimensional carved plaster relief. For the same plaster look on the cheap, try Asian-inspired wallpaper above a fireplace or on an accent wall. Gluckstein also experimented with warm colours like lavender, brown, cream and taupe. Balanced with shades of grey, the palette remains fresh and not too feminine.