Benny Blanco's '70s revival living room is a 'study in contrasts' – his subdued color palette and eclectic patterns make the perfect juxtaposition

The seventies become chic in the producer's artfully layered living room – interior designers love his unique combination of patterns and hues

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The harmony in Benny Blanco's home is perfect for a musician. Though each piece is stunningly unique, they all come together in a deliciously complex, beautifully layered song.

The songwriter/producer's living room is an artful mix of modern and vintage pieces, swathed in House of Hackney fabric. His space was dreamt up by the talented BonVIVANT interiors, and it's truly a work of art. Custom marble, brass, and wood textures come together against white walls for an intriguing effect.

'What's the most striking to me in this moody living room space is how pattern and texture create so many visual anchor points, despite the fact that the color scheme is daily subdued,' says acclaimed NYC interior designer Kathy Kuo. She continues, 'The mix of prints and textures feels very 1970s in a very intentional and artful way. I also especially like the combination of curved furniture and decor pieces with many cleaner and sharper lined ones. There's a really interesting study in contrasts going on at every level in this room.'

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Kathy Kuo

Kathy Kuo is a celebrated interior designer and international guru within the home and lifestyle space. She has 20+ years of experience in the design industry.

In addition to the layering of textures, the living room colors make strong statement, despite their subdued nature. Nina Lichtenstein, Westchester-based interior designer says: 'The color scheme in Blanco’s living room is both intriguing and inviting, drawing the eye and sparking curiosity. The green floral print couch serves as the room’s anchor, introducing a natural and calming hue that sets the tone. This green is complemented by the glowing natural stone console table, whose earthy tones add warmth and texture to the room.'

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Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces.

She adds: 'The designer’s choice of metal tables in two different finishes and shapes cleverly highlights the colors in the stone console table, creating an artful link between the elements. The metal finishes, while distinct, do not clash; instead, they enhance the room’s eclectic charm by reflecting light and adding a touch of industrial chic.'

We can take several lessons in how to design a living room from Blanco's space. Lichtenstein says: 'Benny Blanco’s living room is a brilliant example of how to layer patterns effectively. The focal point, a green floral print couch, introduces a lively and vibrant element to the room. This bold choice is expertly balanced by the neutral patterned rug underfoot, which subtly echoes the intricate designs without overwhelming the senses. Another striking feature is the glowing natural stone console table, which, holding turntables, calls attention to Blanco’s main interest as a record producer and songwriter, adding both visual and thematic harmony to the space.'

She continues, 'The key to the designer’s success lies in the thoughtful juxtaposition of contrasting but complementary colors and patterns. While the floral couch adds a burst of nature-inspired energy, the similar patterns and harmonizing colors in the rug ground the room, creating a stable foundation for the other elements. This interplay ensures that each piece stands out while contributing to the overall harmony of the space.'

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We tracked down Blanco's exact coffee table and wall sconce to make recreating his look easy. His sofa is custom, but Perigold sells decorative pillows in the same velvet House of Hackney wallpaper. Pair them with a white sofa to create a similar effect.

The perfect space can't be easily summed up in only a few words. Benny Blanco's living room is a testament to this.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.