Adding some luxe minimal style to my living room with Lee Longlands
I've bought lots of pieces for my own home from Lee Longlands - we ordered our sofa from them a few years ago and I also picked up several lovely lamps from our local Leamington store during a clearance sale a little while back.
Still run as a family business the company has a history stretching back 110 years. Their bricks and mortar stores are based in the Midlands - from the lovely Portland stone art deco flagship store in Birmingham to showrooms in Abingdon, Derby, Cheltenham and Leamington, but they sell online too.
I've been a customer for years and love having the opportunity to work with local companies, so when they recently got in touch and invited me to collaborate with them on a home styling project it was something I was really excited to do.
A few weeks ago I visited the Birmingham store to pick out a collection of items to style as a room set within my own home, choosing contemporary pieces that would work alongside our existing furniture and decor.
The first piece I picked out was this French Line chair by Ligne Roset. We already have a large sofa by Ligne Roset in the living room so I was keen to pick something with elegant lines and modest proportions to complement and counterbalance this rather than over-filling the room with a chunkier armchair. The bolster cushion is a nice touch too.
I've been meaning to gather together some prints to create a picture wall above the sofa for some time now, but when I spotted this collection of mirrors I knew they would work perfectly in this space. They add a strong focal point and the circles provide a contrast to the more formal lines of the coffee table (also from Lee Longlands).
The Clara coat stand is a fun piece that adds an elegant but playful tone. Perfect for a hallway or open plan living area, it would also work well in the bedroom if you need a quick place to hang things at the end of the day, or just like having one or two favourite items from your wardrobe out on display so that you can enjoy them!
The Starlight rug softens the hard surfaces in the room like the wooden flooring and glass coffee table, adding contrasting texture and pulling everything together to make the room feel complete. It has a subtle grid pattern and luxurious soft sheen finish which catches the light beautifully, creating a sophisticated, elegant mood.
In styling the coffee table I've chosen objects that further introduce different textures and materials - a brass tray, some favourite books, a coral ornament, some pretty white roses and my Paris cityscape by Chisel and Mouse.
I had lots of fun working with Lee Longlands to put this look together and absolutely loved the luxe minimal feel of the finished room.
Styling and photography by Design Hunter in collaboration with Lee Longlands.