A Bright Living Room's Black Couch Gives It Much-Needed Attitude

Well hello there, gorgeous living room! This airy gem belongs to the home of designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, and it's obviously all kinds of goals. All-white walls set the scene to reflect the killer natural light this space receives, which is enhanced by the slat-windowed door and giant hexagonal mirror at the entry. Further into the room, a contemporary gilded chandelier offers visual intrigue from above, as a kilim rug featuring summery hues contributes cheerful vibes from below. Speaking of vibes, take a look at the seating options. The floating rattan chair in the corner is a perfect complement to the overall breeziness of the design, and a southwest-inspired chair and ottoman add minimalist texture with their faux-fur throws. The true star of this stylish show, though, is definitely that unexpected black couch. The bold hue beautifully grounds this sweet look with just the right amount of edge, keeping it from being too saccharine.

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Black tufted sofa
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Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.