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All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY

paned windows with bamboo shades, two yellow accent tables match the coffee table, a neutral sofa with blue and flower print accent prints.

While on Nantucket last week, happened upon this preppy living traditional living room.

I think the accents like the bright orange glossy side table and the decorative pillows in turquoise and orange make add a bit of modern preppy to the space while the furniture remains very traditional. Notice the graphic pattern pale yellow and gray rug on the floor too.

I think it is kind of cute. Take a look and let me know what you think.

living room with paned windows with bamboo shades, two neutral sofas with blue and flower printed accent pillows, a yellow coffee table and three armchairs.
A panoply of paned windows with bamboo shades allow for tons of light in a traditional living room on Nantucket. (above)

window bench with accent pillows, a wooden chest with a ship painted on it and a yellow rug
Built in corner window bench seat looks comfortable and inviting. (above)

three decorative pillows on an upholstered cushion in a window seat
Decorative pillow arrangement 101 – three different pillows that compliment each other nicely due to the coordinating colors. (above)
pink hydrangeas in a garden
Hydrangea in the garden. (above)

What do you think of the style of this living room? Like or dislike? Would you take as is or would you make some changes?  Please do tell.

Happy Tuesday!


All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY

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  1. It’s cute, I’m not entirely thrilled with it. I think they put too many furniture pieces in the living area. I would have used the sofa, love seat opposite each other and 2 anchoring arm chairs on either side and put the benches elsewhere. I also would have used different arm chairs…maybe something with a little texture?? I like the window seat though, it’s very quaint. Oh and…the coffee table something in a dark walnut. okay. that is all! šŸ™‚

  2. The window seat is “to die for” and I wouldn’t change a thing there. However, the living area is so crowded that nothing shows well and it also lacks function. Who wants to squeeze between chairs to get into the seating?

  3. Love many aspects of this room especially the painted furniture and the rug. I would like to see a bit more contrast..perhaps a deeper greige on the sofa & loveseat/ and a pattern including the color of the Chinese stool on the chairs upholstery…something to add richness yet keep it fresh!

    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

  4. Love the color on the pillows and great hydrangea, but the room seems a little jammed with furniture. Needs to be simplified.

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