A Colorful and Cozy Boston Living Room

A colorful and cozy Boston, MA living room designed by Lesley Myrick Art + Design

Boston. Home of clam chowder, Fenway Park, and this colorful and cozy living room for a rad music-loving couple. Their Colonial Revival home built in 1910 is seriously East Coast cute – but seriously lacking storage. And that just will not do! Plus, a gorgeous black grand piano was a must-have in this space, so I had my creative challenges ahead of me.

Above is a peek at the moodboard with the design plan created during our consultation. Because the piano takes up nearly half of the room – and the couple has their their first baby on the way – I chose a set of ocean blue leather storage ottomans in lieu of a traditional coffee table. The ottomans can float in front of the sofa to create a coffee table; separate to act as extra seating; or push against the window wall to create an open playspace for their forthcoming wee one. (There’s also hidden storage in the hammered metal drum accent table. I love when a room has its fun little storage secrets.)

A plush, deep-tufted sofa was a must – duh, I’m obsessed – as was a perfectly worn-in leather accent chair. I love the pairing of cool deep cobalt blue with warm cognac leather, and the bold colors in the rugs and artwork bring a freshness to this traditional pairing. And can we talk about that rug? Electric orange and hot pink together are totally mind-blowing.

Practical and pulled-together, but colorful and not-so-serious. That’s a winning combo for a livable, delightful, and unexpected home.