By Cheryl Lai-Lim
August 05, 2021
Loved the interiors of hit K-Drama Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)? Here’s how you can recreate the look of these stylish living rooms in your own abode. Warning: Spoilers ahead
Marriage is never what it really seems to be—or at least, that’s what Korean dramas of late are determined to portray. Hot on the heels of hits like The Penthouse: War in Life and The World of the Married comes Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce).
Now onto its second successful season, the series explores the intricacies of marital troubles as the characters experience, well, love, marriage, and divorce. The melodrama has consistently ranked amongst the top ten shows on Netflix in Singapore; while the exaggerated plot and scandalous affairs make the drama a must-watch, the stunning interiors are certainly a draw as well.
Here, we pull together a guide on how you can replicate the envy-worthy living rooms that are often featured in the series. Whether you lean towards glamorous elegance or contemporary chic, these living spaces will serve to inspire.
See also: K-Drama Decor: 4 Home Office Ideas From The Devil Judge, Vincenzo and other Korean TV Series
Exuding elegance and cosiness, the airy light-filled residence of radio producer Sa Pi-young (Park Joo-mi) and psychiatrist Shin Yu-shin (Lee Tae-gon) conveys a sense of modern luxury. The lofty apartment is bathed in natural light that floods the space through large windows. Neutral tones and an array of soft furnishings combine sophistication with comfort.
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White sofas: Flexform Winny sofa bed by Guido Rosati
Plush white sofas anchor the couple’s stylish living room, forming an eye-catching focal point. To recreate the calming serene vibes that the sofas exude, opt for large and cosy white seats such as Flexform’s Winny sofa bed. The work of Italian designer Guido Rosati, the versatile sofa can also be used as an extra bed for guests.
Coffee and side tables: Fredericia Piloti tables by Hugo Passos, from Danish Design Co
The long coffee table in the living room is paired side-by-side with a taller end table, creating a layered look with both pieces balancing each other. The Piloti tables designed by London-based designer Hugo Passos for Danish brand Fredericia will create a streamlined look to your living room. Made of solid oak, the tables are available in two heights that can be combined to create a nest.
Indoor plants and stylish planters: Bolia Botanique Plant Pot by Granstudio, from Danish Design Co
Large indoor plants and florals decorate and elevate the space; for a similar look, opt for stylish planters to house your indoor plants. Designed by Danish firm Granstudio, the Botanique series from Bolia is available in a range of varying sizes to suit houseplants of all kinds. Each confetti-like speckled planter is elevated by a black steel foot, creating a sophisticated uplifted look.
The living room of radio show host Boo Hye-Ryung (Lee Ga-ryeong) and lawyer Pan Sa-hyeon (Sung Hoon) is chic and modern. The open-plan space is injected with pops of colour through the furnishings, creating a lively space that is striking and homely. Tactile textures add depth and warmth to the room.
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Marble coffee table: Flexform Marmaduke table
The coffee table in this living room stands out with its marble tabletop. Flexform’s Marmaduke coffee table will add similar elegance and aesthetic appeal to your living room, and the elegant piece can easily be matched with an array of interior styles.
Armchairs: Moroso Armada armchair by Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien, from Xtra
Rather than sofas, the couple opted to adorn the space here with several armchairs. Designed by London-based designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, the Armada armchair exudes a similar feel with its curvy proportions and bright hue. To allow for personalised comfort, the armchairs are available in varying heights and bold colours that can brighten up a dull room.
Rug: Baxter Himani C Rug, from Space Furniture
Besides adding comfort and warmth, the cosy rug that lines the floor also helps to define the open-plan area. Make a style statement in your living room with Baxter’s Himani C rug. Designed with a contemporary flourish, the rug adds a tactile layer to any space.
For writer Lee Si-eun (Jeon Soo-kyeong) and university professor Park Hae-ryun (Jeon No-min), their living room is a warm and contemporary space. Dark wooden walls and cosy furnishings create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Decorative elements are paired with streamlined furniture, providing dimension to the room.
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Large sectional sofa: King Zaza sofa
Large and comfortable, the sectional sofa is the striking centerpiece of the living room. Designed in collaboration with leading Australian designer Charles Wilson, King’s award-winning Zaza sofa invites one to sink into the deep seats. The sofa features adjustable arms and backs for you to seamlessly tailor the angle to offer a comfortable recline.
Decorative wall shelves: Farmlyn Creek Two-Tier Geometric Shelf
The bookshelves that line the wall instantly capture the eye. Turn your empty living room wall to a display showcase with Farmlyn Creek’s two-tier floating wall shelf. The geometric frame adds visual interest, and can be adorned with your favourite memorabilia and trinkets.
Accent pieces: Plants and sculptures
Florals and ornamental pieces pull together the entire space in the apartment. Placed tastefully, these small decorative pieces complete the look of the room. To select the right accent pieces, opt for decor and art that reflect your personality and add life to the space.