We're pretty sure that this living room, designed by Erin Hiemstra, exemplifies the best of the latest styles in one covetable package. A neutral color palette of warm, rustic shades against a bright white backdrop sets the tone for comfort, as the inclusion of greenery in matching bowls and square artwork rounds out a southwestern vibe. The furniture is minimalistic and modern — which is right on trend — and their open arm rests and smooth lines are in keeping with the airy aesthetic. By the way, did you notice that everything is close to the ground? From the seating and coffee table, to the ottoman and floor pillows, the low-slung scale in this space is a subtle way to keep it all laid-back. And that's why we think the use of layered rugs works so well here. The muted stripes in complementary shades give the area a hint of cozy-cool dimension, without distracting from the room's overall casual look.
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