Living with your partner is a balancing act. It requires you to coordinate schedules, housework, finances and more. You agree on many things, but when it comes to design styles, you’re miles apart. He loves the rich, dusty hues of the Southwest, while you prefer New England’s elegant, muted palette. Thankfully, neither of you has to give up your design identity. We’ll show you how to marry these seemingly opposite styles in one stunning space.
If he had his way, his living room would be straight out of a Southwestern ranch. Warm colors like brown and rust anchor the room, from the dark, kilim-style area rug to the accent throw pillows. His sofa of choice has a worn-in look (reminiscent of his favorite pair of jeans) with low-maintenance, leather-look microfiber and sturdy roll arms for a masculine touch. Distressed woods mean he can put his feet up without worrying about dings and scratches.