Fall in Love With Your Home, Thanks to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Written By: Alexandria Abramian
Photography Provided By: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
When it comes to decorating your home, commitment comes into play—big time. Wall color, sofa size, headboard style: these are big-ticket decisions and purchases that can’t be swapped out on a whim. But what if rooms could easily transition from hard-working, high-functioning environments to high-glam spaces for entertaining without striking the set? Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ 2016 fall collection includes furniture, lighting, storage and art that fulfill this twin-mission, with pieces that easily go from day to night and from everyday to special occasion. A little black dress approach to home décor? This may be it, for every room in the house.
Swing-Shift Chic: Living Room Luxe
Unless you’ve got a home with two living rooms, creating a single space where you can hang out in sweats as well as host in heels is one of the biggest design challenges. If you’re looking for rooms where having it both ways is possible, the focus starts with comfort and livable layouts: sofas and seating not only need to feel good (forget those stiff upper-back settees), but they need to function within your space. Designers have long argued for “L-shape” seating arrangements. Called conversation corners, this happens with sectionals or when armchairs are placed next to sofas, as opposed to facing them. It creates enough, but not too much space, for whether you’re watching TV or making small talk.
The key to creating a look that is livable and modern is making these composition with non-matching sets of furniture. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ pieces capture the concept with sofa and arm chair hookups that are often in the same range of colors, but varied—with different hues, textures and materials. Think of a light gray linen sofa paired with a different-toned gray loveseat with acrylic accents. Or couple similar materials in different colors, like the new, extra long Bronson sofa in bold orange velvet, with an Alden curvy swivel chair in a more neutral-toned mocha velvet.
Once a room is rooted in everyday functionality, adding in smaller pieces of furniture with hints of high-shimmer accents sets the scene for the glamorous night shift. Think rolling bar carts, smaller side tables and the strategic hit of metal accents. Contrasting solid seating with more delicate accent furniture is another way to have it both ways in living rooms. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ fall 2016 collection includes an array of smaller tables as well as the Beverly oval bar cart that combines acrylic elements with warm jewel-like metallic accents in satin brass. Occasional tables and moveable bars, like the Melrose bar cart on casters, also allow you to easily move the pieces around without any heavy lifting.
Eat, Live, Play: Dining Room Style
Like the living room, dining rooms need to easily morph. Tables may be used as an ad hoc desk during the day, but come night-time, they need to easily transition to a candle-lit, sit-down dining space. A similar approach to the living room extends here: high-function materials with a luxurious overlay. First and foremost: nix the high-concept, hard-surfaced seating and opt for elegantly designed, upholstered dining chairs like the industrially inspired, softly finished Gage chairs. Or really up the comfort level with barrel-back Amelie chairs that envelop you within the curves. And it’s not just the seating—all-out opulence can extend below with super soft carpeting and above with glamorous, gilt-enhanced lighting.
Master Class: A New Take On Bedroom Opulence
Unlike public areas in the house, bedrooms can up the luxe factor with less concern for high-traffic functionality. This season’s best bedroom pieces focus on big-impact opulence. Dramatically proportioned headboards like the Celina Tall Floating Rail Bed, which soars six feet high, make an instant statement, while a mix of luxurious materials—leather, faux fur and super soft bedding—all add to the sense of sanctuary.
Taking Color to the Wall: White walls are the default choice in most homes, and while the classic option may work for many, adding wall color can be an effective way to affordably add visual interest, warmth and personality to a space—especially when museum-level art isn’t in the budget. Some of the best wall tones have the ability to whisper instead of scream their presence in a room. Consider them to be a neutral backdrop against which art, textiles and accessories can play harmoniously. Blues, grays and mochas all make for great wall color.
Curtain Call: Looking for a potential solution to one of the most difficult design challenges? Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams now offers a range of window draperies. The debut curtain collection includes seven fabric options, including heavy weight Belgian linen, velvet and super light sheers, in a variety of colors. As for the kind of treatments, those include solid window panels, vertical color blocking and horizontal color blocking, and are designed to complement the same sense of modern warmth found in their furnishings.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
242 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Make It Easy to Fall in Love With Home Décor