In this 1960s brown living room, the sweeping impact of the carpet made a neutral monochromatic color scheme come alive — and set the decorating mood of the entire room.
The carpet’s rich golden brown boomed with power, and its decisive black medallion motif was further strengthened by repetition — in a slightly smaller scale — on the window shades and valance.
Throughout the vintage room, upholstery fabrics were elegant to look at, luxurious to touch — like the woven ribbon look of the sofa material — and all were in harmony with the formality of the carpet.
Harmonious, too, was the symmetrical arrangement of the furniture and accessories. In particular, the sofa cushions were spaced at intervals, with several inches between each — a departure from the typical couch setup.
Beneath the carpet was more brown, by way of parquet wood flooring, which matched perfectly with the coffee table and end table.
One unusual touch: on one side of the room, the lampshade was white, in keeping with the ceiling and walls. On the opposite end of the sofa, the lampshade was black, echoing the darkest colors used throughout the space.