A Classy, Retro Living Room

The living room above is from the blog House of Harper. The blogger featured her NYC apartment shortly before their move to Houston. It’s a charming little space that has retro elements like heirloom drapes and a classic metal and glass coffee table. Overall, it’s a bright space that has a very classic look to it.

If you want to get something similar, you’ll want to start with a very neutral, light fabric as your largest furniture piece. Something in a beige or off-white, like in the photo. There’s an example that fits this style below.

From there, you’ll want to look into heirloom fabrics to help with the whole retro vibe. Classic geometric patterns work well, too. Below you can see some fabrics that match the heirloom drapery look and the geometric rug in the photo.

For décor, you’ll want bright flowers, classic vases, highly ornamented picture frames and classic coffee table books.

Beige Neutral Solid Woven Upholstery

Floral Brocade Vine Drapery and Upholstery

Chevron Pattern Woven Brocade Upholstery


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