This living room designed by Field Theory is a killer example of the magic that's possible when you strike an aesthetic balance on a calm backdrop. Symmetry leads the charge of this layered look, as everything shown has an effortless counterpart to provide the entire area with cohesive weight. For instance, open shelving on opposing sides of the central wall showcase an eclectic mix of items on rustic shelves, as a matching wood coffee table creates a sharp sightline that mimics the shape of the fireplace nearby. Meanwhile, a woven chair with a faux-fur throw adds some competing textures into the mix, while a subdued couch in a light blue hue brings a hint of softness in. And topping off the design is an industrial chandelier that cuts across the ceiling, balancing out all of that white with a pop of structural angles. It's quite a stunning take on a relaxed gathering place, and it's just what we'd love to come home to after a long day.
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.