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Soft Palette Living Room

Velvet upholstered walls and cushions add glam.

Brian Gluckstein designed this 1930s-inspired concept space for the 2008 Interior Design Show. The velvet walls 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 stays fresh and not too feminine.

Browse the Brian Gluckstein Interiors gallery for more of his style.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home June 2008 issue
  • Products: Lauren Sofa, GlucksteinHome at The Bay; lamp, Decorum Decorative Finds; chairs, coffee table, Stanley Wagman Antiques; area rug, Elte.
  • Designer: Brian Gluckstein

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