Actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl, recently opened their newly renovated Georgian-style Santa Barbara home to Architectural Digest. Instead of the California contemporary design you might expect, the couple found inspiration from the Virginia-area style, architect Don Nulty said.
“Sheryl loves beautiful things and is definitely a collector,” designer David Phoenix said in the interview. For example, an English dog painting is set over the living room fireplace and a photograph by Lyndie Benson hangs above a Dutch secretary.
If you like the updated traditional look of the Lowes’ living room, we’ve got the look …
Start with a classic white sofa. This piece is versatile and can blend with any style décor. Our Lafayette Sofa features similar rounded lines and comfortable plush cushions. Part of our Detroit Sofa Company line, you get to choose the fabric for your toss pillows. Pick a color that matches your decor, or select something in a rich copper or red like the Lowes have in their room.
An oversized gray ottoman provides a modern feel to the traditional room, adding seating while keeping the room open. Our NB2 Daybed Chaise would be a great addition. While it has low arms, the piece adds elegance and style to the room, and allows an unobstructed view of the room.
A pair of white accent chairs keeps things clean and light and provides balance to the space. Our Flynn Velvet White Chairs would look wonderful in the room. The soft upholstery adds a touch of luxury, while the sleek lines are timeless.
A cocktail table introduces a chic metal to the Lowes’ room, and the geometric design of the base adds interest. Our Murdock Rectangular Cocktail Table offers a wonderful contrast to the white sleek seating. The removable tray top in a rich wood finish allows you to move a surface where it’s needed, such as on the daybed, while the metal base has unique lines that provide pattern and warmth.
An end table in the Lowes’ room has a white marble top and dark base. While not perfect match, our Derby Faux Marble End Table provides the same feel. The white top plays off of the white seating, and the metal legs complement the cocktail table.
Finally, two crystal chandeliers pay homage to the Georgian-style home. Our Eleanor Chandeliers would provide the same look to your room, dressing up the space with its candelabra style and adding a bit of sparkle with crystals and chrome.
What do you think of the Lowes’ sense of style?