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10 Living Rooms I Adore

Hello friends.  I was hoping to show the rest of our kitchen cabinet makeover with you today but it involves a little painting and it’s been rainy around here. Boo.

So, I decided to share with you some living rooms that I absolutely adore and why they drew me in. It was hard to only choose 10 but these are ones that have been in my memory for awhile.living-rooms-adore-post-feature

1.  Living room in a Scandinavian style 

  • The architecture of this room is glorious but you can use the rustic and chic elements in any space.
  • Camel leather and white always go together in my book.
  • The mix of patterned pillows work well together because apart from the red, they all have neutral tones.
  • The modern and antique accessories add playful interest.



2. Designer Emily Wright and partner Robert Dubaul’s home in Melbourne. 

  • Again, I was drawn to the mix of a camel color leather couch and white sofa. (A dream of mine is to own a pair!)
  • Light wood ceiling with white walls and natural trim is fresh and airy.
  • Adding a collection of plants to the room always makes it feel more warm and lived in.
  • An eclectic blend of pillows, rugs, and other textiles keep the space not to serious.

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 3.  Sara Richardson living room

  • I have that chandelier (that’s a good reason to like the space, right?)
  • The gallery wall is a simple solution for designing around a tv that has a big impact.
  • The dark cabinet for a media stand grounds the space and television.

tv-console-sarah-richardsonSarah Richardson

4.  Long living room in Classic Style

  • This is my absolute favorite television stand idea.  I love how the tv just disappears on the flat-black console/dresser.
  • The layout in this long, awkward space is well planned for entertaining and the site lines are great with the low profile furniture.
  • Classic furnishings, warm tones, and cool grays create a lovely, grown up space.
  • This room will never go out of style!

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5.  Gold and glam living room

  • The colors in this space are so fun and feminine.
  • Light window treatments that reach the ceiling keep the room bright and tall.
  • The mixing of metal is done just right.
  • Three garden stools are a creative alternative to a coffee table.  They can also double as extra seating for guests.


6.  Patriotic living room

  • This room is a gorgeous example of how to use red, white, and blue.
  • Notice the mix of large and small prints with solids in the textiles.  It’s perfect.
  • The stools are a practical solution when seating is needed close to the walk ways.
  • The acrylic/glass tables is just the right balance with the busy colors and patterns.

blue-red-white-living-room-blue-geometric-area-rug-brunch-at-saksRoom Design by Meredith Heron, Photo by Stacey Brandford

7.  Nate Berkus neutral living room

  • Neutrals don’t have to be boring.  This room has tons of personality with the different textures and layers.
  • Funky black and white artwork is a great contrast to the traditional furnishings.
  • All of the big pieces are placed symmetrically but the different lamps and other accessories keep it from being stuffy.


Nate Berkus

8.  Nate Berkus, can I call this a parlor? 

  • I design all of our living spaces around my baby grand.  This room is lovely inspiration for furniture placement.
  • The cowhide bench replaces a traditional piano bench and adds humor.
  • Dining arm chairs are a lovely alternative to larger seating in a small area.
  • The collections of artwork placed vertically gives the room a taller appearance and adds to the  curated feel of this room.


Nate Berkus

9.  Emily Henderson living room

  • Welcome back camel color leather and white!
  • Fun textures made of fur, metallics, and bold patterns create a young and hip space.
  • The white media stand, frames, and bookcases are a lovely backdrop for an eclectic mix of books and accessories.
  • Emily has a signature look that always includes thrifted finds, whites, and dark blues.  (Did you spot the pouf and vase?)  They are full proof elements that you can add into any room.

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Emily Henderson

10.  A little Ikea love 

  • This room stuck out in my head when I styled our foyer bookcases.  It shows that you don’t have to have your art gallery hung on the walls!
  • The fun pop of green in not overdone but adds a playful element to a relatively neutral space.
  • A fun light fixture is an easy way to add a statement piece.


Are any of these rooms on your favorites list?  What elements draw you in?

Have a lovely day! My momma and her husband are on their way out here to Okinawa.  There’s nothing like family visits when you live half way across the world!  BIG SMILES!!



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