Feb 05 , 2020
Pictured: (1) James two-piece sectional ($2,149) | (2) Lumeno glass coffee table and end tables ($425) | (3) Floral wall art ($49.95) | (4) Chicago River on polished aluminum ($249) | (5) Spot floor lamp ($145) Though he prefers couches in neutral shades, John admits that this teal piece (1) has been incredibly popular because it’s bold but also easy to match to many other colors. He likes to pair the teal with purple and metal. Alma likes the glass coffee table and end tables (2) because “visually they clear the room,” meaning they serve a practical purpose but don’t take up visual space. This makes them ideal additions to a smaller room. On the wall, the team paired a painting of the Chicago River (4) and two metal flowers (3). To produce the industrial effect on the river painting, the artist started with canvas, adhered a sheet of aluminum to it, and painted over that. Combining the metal cityscape with the flowers balances the room’s feminine and masculine qualities.