This contemporary living room designed by Jaclyn Johnson is pretty much the embodiment of all the latest must-have styles. For starters, the area rug's striped pattern complements the straight lines of the structural beams overhead, while its warm organic hue creates a backdrop full of texture. In fact, it's that flawless marriage of texture and pattern that's making this look work so well. The faux-fur throw on the couch adds an element of trendy comfort as accompanying throw pillows in black-and-white geometric patterns are particularly striking against the off-white couch. And then there's that gorgeous black coffee table at the foreground, which have elegant brass accents that perfectly coincide with the open shelving units on the back wall. Those shelves are actually our favorite furnishing in the room: they highlight the airy but structured feel of the space, and give the owner a chance to show off her personality.
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.