Maine Home+Design February 2018

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A Neutral & Timeless Living Area James Light James Light Interiors

Photography: François Gagné


ape Elizabeth homeowners Chris and Laura Lynch were ready to update the living room that their family uses every evening to watch TV, read, and relax. They loved all of the antiques they had collected but wanted to freshen things up. Designer James Light created a living area with an Old World feel that incorporated some of their existing pieces. “The heart of this room is the view,” explains Light. “So I started with a palette that was borrowed from the outside landscape. I wanted everyone who entered the room to immediately go zooming over to the window and experience the vista that is hard to beat.” In order to do that, Light swapped out brocade curtains for light-colored linen ones, adding a neutral but bold trim to further frame the view. He also re-covered the couple’s floral George Smith sofa and chair in a solid neutral. On the TV side of the space, Light added new Lee Industries swivel chairs and a deep Hickory Chair sofa with a gracious curved back. “I chose to put bold pattern on the pillows,” says Light. “It’s an easy swap if the family wants another change down the road.”

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