Contemporary Shapes Create a Compelling Living Room Design

Who: Brit Arnesen, interior designer and blogger

Where: Indiana

Why we love this pic: From the tiered coffee table to the sputnik chandelier, this space uses contemporary shapes to create a sleek design that expertly combines form and function. And balancing out all of that contemporary style is a color palette of grays, blushes, and greens that gives the look just a hint of nostalgic, retro flair.

The takeaway: Thoughtful shapes are an easy and unobtrusive way to infuse a design with style and personality.

Get the look:

Velvet emerald green armchair with black metal frame
credit: Amazon
Brass sputnick chandelier with 12 arms and clear globes
credit: Overstock
Pale blush three-seat chaise lounge sofa
credit: Campaign

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.