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Westover Place Project: A Classic Foundation for the Living Room

November 25, 2023 - Written by Kevin O'Gara

Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Avitus linen cloud sofa, brass coffee tables, velvet pillows, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara

To set a classic foundation for the Westover Place Project living room, I turned to British brand Oka. I've always admired their spunky-traditional style, and was excited to source a few of their most iconic designs for the first time: the best-selling Tarma armchair and the luxe Avitus linen sofa. I also included the bronze Opplyst nesting coffee tables in this design, sitting them on my Dede floral hand-knotted area rug. I love how the rug's pattern reflects the floral embroidered print on the armchair, which makes a cozy reading nook with a pair of light wood bookshelves. Get a first look at this living room design below.

BEFORE

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AFTER

Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Avitus linen cloud sofa, brass coffee tables, velvet pillows, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara

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Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Tarma embroidered armchair, brass coffee tables, silk pillow, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara

Oka Tarma Armchair Review

I love the Tarma armchair because it's classic while still being a fun statement piece. it was hard to choose between all five patterns, but I love the embroidery on this floral fabric. The chair is very deep and fairly wide, so it's perfect for the corner of a room but unfortunately we couldn't fit two by the windows due to the size. All of the chairs come with fringe you can add to the base – it velcros underneath the bottom of the chair. I love the trim, but the tassels actually arrived super crumpled so I need to figure out a way to comb them out.

Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Tarma embroidered armchair, brass coffee tables, silk pillow, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara
Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Tarma embroidered armchair, brass coffee tables, silk pillow, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara
Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Avitus linen cloud sofa, brass coffee tables, velvet pillows, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara

Oka Avitus Linen Sofa Review

The Avitus sofa feels like a luxury upgrade to the "cloud sofa" dupes on the market. This sofa offers a timeless silhouette with linen slipcover upholstery in the perfect off-white and down cushions that are so dreamy to sink into. The sofa base is actually two pieces, and with the size of the cushions it's really only a two-seater. As with any down-filled seating, the cushions need regular turning and fluffing to keep the feathers evenly distributed. There is a little feather shedding, but it's fairly minimal. Overall I really love the luxury detailing from the flange edge on the cushions to the weight of the linen upholstery.

Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Avitus linen cloud sofa, brass coffee tables, velvet pillows, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara
Classic living room design in Atlanta with Oka Opplyst nesting coffee table, velvet pillows, and floral rug on design blog The Francis Files by Kevin Francis O'Gara

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