When Aiming for a Calm Design, Don't Stress the Details

This delightful space by Bjurfors Stockholm is a showcase of effortless balance. Bright white walls match classic Eames chairs, which have wooden legs to complement the grain underfoot. The faux-fur throw atop the caramel-colored couch brings a textural element into the minimalist design, and the graphic print on the wall contrasts the calm setting with a bold presentation of color. To pull off a look like this, give just enough attention to the accessories — a soft throw and a bold print should be the bookends of your decor, and not the main events. Find larger furnishings with clean lines, as seen in the dining area and sofa, and surround the room with pots of greenery. The result will be calming overall, but with a clever hint of attitude.

Create a similarly balanced design with these midcentury dining chairs.

Set of 4 Eames Style Chairs ( $219 )

Mid-century dining chairs
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