10 Cool Living Room Ideas

Summer is often associated with the sun and heat. In addition, fun colours and design also come out to play with the longer summer days.  NFID has curated a list of 10 summer living room pieces that will bring coolness into your living rooms this sizzling summer season.

Angoura Oushak

This antique Turkish rug features a palette of colours from golden olive, amber, orange and an array of dark blues and blacks.  Its geometric design showcases a border of florals and stemmed buds, with a pattern of diamond floral displays.  Ultimately bringing forth a cozy factor into your space.

Acorn 4 Pendant Lamp

This pendant lamp contains matte white powder coat arms and shades, highlighting its design.  It features a gloss interior, contrasting from its matte shade heads.  In addition, the lamps swivel arms have the ability to adjust its overall length and width, giving homeowners the ability to choose what is suitable for their living room spaces.

Ring Chair


The Ring Chair is designed by Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel, produced by Getama.  Nanna and Jorgen brought innovation to furniture, textiles and jewelry throughout their careers.  They specialized and mastered creating “comfortable curves”. Thus, resulting in the creation of the Ring Chair. It’s unique bolster back along with soiled oiled walnut frame and foam cushion and padding showcase the Ditzel innovation.  Together, this chair combines comfort with design.  The Ring Chair is available in an array of colours, giving you endless options.

Marble Plinth Coffee Table

Handcrafted from slabs of marble with a sturdy wooden frame, RH modern introduces the Marble Plinth Coffee Table.  Each table has distinctive character lying in the traces of natural, silver veining. Veining varies with each table, as each piece of marble is unique.  Therefore, resulting in an exclusive piece for each home.  In addition, its design contains an inset base and overhanging top, resulting in a floating effect.

Modern Sarah Sofa

Montauk Sofa is known for their quality craftsmanship.  Their designs are modern, and in addition, maximize on ultimate comfort.  Their Modern Sarah sofa is the epitome of this. This sofa is made of 100% wool in Montauk’s trademark “shades of grey”.  Its legs are sculptured in cold-rolled steel, resulting in the sofa’s floating look.

Garcon Table

Kelly Wearstler features her sophisticated side table, dubbed the Garcon Table. Its three leg casts are made out of blackened aluminum, tapering into brass ball feet. It’s texture mimics carved wood. The top is made of solid bronze. It’s further furnished with bronze patina. Altogether, this piece has hand-wrought sculptural quality. This unique piece is the embodiment of cool.

Gracie Studio Wallcovering – Handmade Mid-Century Metallic Collection GG-6

This gorgeous mid-century wallpaper displays gold/yellow and white fans.  The perfect wallpaper to use as a feature wall in your living room.  This wallpaper can spruce up any space!

Halston Cushion – Mercury

This accent cushion is made of velvet, with its cover displaying a distinct geometric design.  Reversed, the cushion has a two-tone shot effect, with a silk blend taffeta.  Altogether, this results in undeniably bringing the cool factor to your home.  Call NFID if you would love to get one of these pillows!

Jacquard Velvet Diamond Point Pillow Cover – Collection Blush

Next, we chose this blush accent cushion from West Elm.  It design is said to be inspired by patterns found in Brazil. Resulting in the sophisticated patterns found throughout the pillow, paired with its colorful woven threads.  In addition, the pillow contains jacquard velvet allowing for added texture.

Rattan Pouf or Ottoman

Franco Albini excelled in furniture design, based on minimalistic aesthetic. The infamous modernist rattan pouf distinguishes itself as a timeless piece. These ottomans were designed in 1950, and holds its relevance today. This mid-century modern piece is a must have in any home.


Written By:  Tatiana Bacalso

Photo Credits: Unknown. Varies per Manufacturer.

Design Firm: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary & Kelowna Interior Design Firm

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Back to School Design – Tribal Teen Bedroom + Bath

A personalized, relaxing space is key for teenagers to be able to rest and recharge after a long school day.  And this back to school design Tribal Teen Bedroom & Bath was created for just that. The crisp, clean look incorporates modern pieces and designs to form the perfect back to school look suitable for the entire family.


Our teen bedroom design utilizes a variety of tribal prints and natural décor to create a crisp bedroom feel. The West Elm Turned High Gloss White Table Lamps frame the bed perfectly allowing the Custom Made Teal Pillows bright colours to add a fun atmosphere for this teen’s bedroom. In addition, the natural EQ3 B2C Slipcover Bed in 100% Linen Oatmeal helps balance out natural and white colours with the ocean blue tones.

We focused on incorporating hints of bright colors in this back to school bedroom décor primarily through the Teal Chevron Pillows. Although the natural colours are very prominent in the teen bedroom design, the JF Fabrics on the custom teal pillows enhance the crisp, clean space.


In addition to a comfortable relaxing sleep space, students need a spot where they can focus their minds on their work. The EQ3 Trivia Desk w/ White Top design gives off a modern feel to this simple workspace. The soothing ocean blue tones from the painting also connect well with the various Teal Chevron Pillows on the bed, giving the bedroom a pop of colour.

The workspace not only looks good, but its design has organization in mind. The shelf has plenty of room for useful natural bins and organizers.   It fits the décor perfectly within our natural, white and ocean blue colour theme.


The white, cream and light birch colours used in this bathroom design lightens the whole space.  The simple yet fun tribal design of the West Elm Shower Curtain enhances the bathroom for a unique, personalized feel.  


Written By: Alyson Fairfield, Calgary, AB

Interior Design by: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design

Photography by: Lindsay Nichols Photography

Builder/Contractor: Hopewell Residential

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European Inspired Bathroom

This European inspired bathroom has many great features.  The sleek, timeless and clean feel makes this bathroom the perfect escape for this family’s house guests.  Not only does it look beautiful, it also has a very functional layout with thoughtful details that complete the experience.

Vanity Area

The first feature we love in this guest upper bathroom is the Kohler Vox Vessel Square Sink with a floor to ceiling window behind.  The floating vanity by Denca Cabinets in front of the window with walnut cabinets and Caesarstone Frosty Carrina quartz creates a simple, yet modern design.  The white counter against the walnut colour lightens the room while also adding dimension and depth.

Another unique and versatile feature is the pivoting mirror that we chose to add to further enhance the functional layout of this bathroom.  The natural sunlight peaking from behind the mirror gives this bathroom a great sense of space and of course is perfect for getting ready.

One of the main components of this flawless sink is the Riobel CL01 raised single lever vanity faucet.  This modern faucet enhances the sleek look of this space.  In addition, it’s tall vertical design works very well with the long floor to ceiling window.

Shower Area

The curbless shower with Porcelanosa Blanco 12”x36” ceramic wall tile also follows the functional and modern layout for this space.  These specific white shower wall tiles are enhanced by the Julian Tile Veromar Milly Grey Limestone 3” x 3” Hex floor tiles to create the perfect contrast.  The various grey and white tones in the floor tile connect the main tile and the white walls together effortlessly.The shower drain used in this modern shower is not your ordinary drain. We chose to use an Infiniti Drain to adhere to the clean lines throughout the whole design.

Storage Solutions

Continuing with the walnut theme, we have the Floating Walnut Open Shelves.  This modern shelving provides ample storage space for linens while maintaining the modern, European look.

All of the thoughtful detail came together seamlessly to create an ideal European Inspired guest bathroom!


Written By:  Alyson Fairfield, Calgary, AB

Interior Design Firm: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design

Photographer: Lindsay Nichols Photography

Contractor:  CCI Management, Calgary, AB


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