Few things give a room greater depth, width, or sparkle than a mirrored wall — unless it is one embellished as this is with a Venetian mirror-framed mirror.
And once you have that, nothing more effectively steps up the fresh, clean, bright look as much as one clear primary color lightened with white.
In this vintage 1960s living room, a bright sunshine yellow color scheme was supported by the textured rug, a large ottoman, and the abstract floral patterned fabric used on two armless chairs in front of the fireplace.
The yellow and black on white material was also used on the three-fold screens that fit around the right-angle corner jogs, and stood in for curtains.
Accent furniture — the bookshelves on either side of the hearth, and the tiny table in front of the fire — were mostly black.
Golden accents came from the fireplace tools and andirons, as well as the matching sculptural candelabra lamp bases.
The floor and fireplace surround were both covered with light beige travertine or marble — subtle enough to do its job, but still a very classic touch.