You Don’t Have to Choose Between Style and Comfort


It’s really not too much to ask, is it? A room with modern lines, colors and textures that is so visually inviting and so physically comfortable that you love to live in it? And yet, it is a concern. Deanne, Angela and Laura took that challenge head on.

Practical needs included living room seating for five. The room should move effortlessly from entertaining mode to TV/relaxing mode. Seating should recline and be tall enough to provide head support (unlike a lot of modern design).


Planning and visualizing the new room


Discussing options and alternatives. Design is a conversation.

And this is where we arrived. What a great room!


Deanne’s room features the new Sarasota Style-in-Motion sofa. This great new power recliner features sloping arms and a tall ridged pillow back to provide that head support. Since we floated the sofa in the middle of the room (and have no floor outlets), we added battery back-up to it. Plug it in and charge it, then tuck the charger out of sight.

The chairs are two high back Stephanie swivel gliders. We love this choice for a multi-focal point room like this. Swivel to the sofa for a conversation or around to enjoy the TV or the wonderful fireplace.


The tufted Baxter ottoman lifts to add convenient storage to the room. Other pieces include the Tinsley end table Modulus drink tables in gunmetal finish and Slate Landscape area rug.

The soft grays and blues are easy on the eye and don’t take away from the details of the home. We think we achieved that comfortable modern feel that they wanted and will love for a long, long time!

Avatar About the author: I’m a wife, mother of two boys and live in Waukee with my family and two puppies. When decorating my own home I am drawn towards natural light, light and airy spaces, and love anything blush! Lots of clean lines, neutrals (and of course comfort!) in a modern, casual style are my signature. | Angela’s Page