A Light, Airy, and Family-Friendly Living Room Update

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We recently caught up with designer Jana Bek of Jana Bek Design, whose clients, a young Salt Lake City family, were in need of a bright and airy living room space. Jana set out to realize this look while adding rustic touches to balance the lightness and provide some warmth.

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For this room, Jana used the Tanner Console Table, which provided that same aesthetic she was looking for. She notes, “The industrial iron paired with glass shelves make it a substantial piece that also has an easy elegance to it. It is the perfect height for a sofa table as well! I love incorporating organic elements, like the driftwood piece here, when styling clients spaces because they add another layer of personality.”

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Keep reading for more of Jana’s advice for styling the perfect console table.

Object Shapes:
Vary the shapes in your vignette– round, square, organic, etc. Books and frames are often square or rectangle so break them up with other shapes to create interest.

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Balance:
Think of your console as 1 piece that needs to be balanced. If you have a larger sculptural piece on one side of a shelf, directly below should be something lighter and on the other end of that shelf another ‘heavier piece’ to balance it all. Similarly, if you have a tall lamp on one side, put an matching lamp on the other side, or two tall frames on the other side to even it out.

Do not crowd any vignette — let the pieces breath. There should be space between all items.

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Diversify:
Include natural elements (coral, shell, wood) in your styling. It will make your space feel more lived in and collected. Get creative! Peruse Etsy, flea markets, use your children’s sculptures- all will add another layer of personality to your mix.

Make sure to check out more of Jana Bek’s styling on her website, Jana Bek Design.

Photos courtesey Jylare Smith

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