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Of all the rooms in your home, you spend the most time of all living and welcoming others into your living room, so you want to make sure you fill it with style and function. Let these beautiful living room ideas from some of the best interior designers in the world inspire your space.
Whether your living room is small or large and your taste is modern or traditional, you’ll want to select just the right decor and arrange your furniture in a way that feels right for the space as you design it. Consider eye-catching color combinations to bring life to everything from the wall design (perhaps with fearless splashes of color or richly patterned wallpaper?) to the flooring and rug selection. Looking up, the room’s lighting should be selected to give off a good ambiance, not too bright or too light, and you’ll want to hang voluminous curtains around the windows to add a pop of color or pattern that pulls the rest of the look of the room together.
No matter your taste, simple or full of patterns, these living room ideas are sure to inspire you as you curate patterns, colors, textures, and shapes with function, quality, and style you and those you share it with are sure to enjoy for years to come.
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In this Naples, Florida, rebuild, Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier selected a tropical grisaille mural (Ananbô) to headline the living room. Like the rest of the home, the fabrics and carpets are monochrome neutrals and earth tones. Sofa, Promemoria
Relaxed grandeur reigns in this Beverly Hills living room designed by James Radin for client Benjamin Soleimani. Vintage ikat throw pillows top the Claremont-covered sofa in this home that blends British and Persian antiques with invigorating color. Draperies, Lelièvre Paris
In Liz Lange’s restoration of Grey Gardens in East Hampton, teal pops from two vintage chairs by Mastercraft, complementing the sofa’s Arbre de Matisse Reverse upholstery (Quadrille) in a nod to Billy Baldwin.
Striéd walls, vintage lighting, and intimate seating areas define the living room in a youthful reboot of a 1920s New Jersey estate designed by Steven Gambrel. Gambrel and architect Eric J. Smith composed the home with invigorating pattern and brilliant finishes. Custom armchairs and ottoman, Dune
It had always been a dream for Garrow Kedigian to live at the legendary Carlyle Hotel, and so when that dream became a reality, the decorator looked for ways to pay homage to the iconic landmark. The citron color covering the living room walls nods to Dorothy Draper, whose signature yellow velvet banquettes are still found in the Carlyle lobby. Meanwhile, the black moldings were inspired by the building’s iron doors and the faux window mullions.
Designer Summer Thornton pulled inspiration from both places near and far when it came to decorating the living room of her 19th-century Chicago townhouse. The apricot shade on the living room walls comes from a sunlit building she’d seen in Venice while the hand-marbled paper (Marbled Art) covering the ceiling also mimics styles found in that region.
Janie Jones and Elizabeth Miles, the duo behind Hundley Hilton, may have different style preferences, but together they make one powerful design team. As illustrated in the joyful living room of their client’s Birmingham cottage, they know how to mix various colors and styles with ease. The vibrant yellow sectional (Lee) paired with a mod game table and Pierre Paulin-style Z chairs create the optimal space for easy conversation.
Design team Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman aimed to preserve the historic architecture of New Orleans’ famous Faulkner House Books while instilling a youthful spirit in the living quarters. Aerodynamic Italian chairs in a decadent silk brocade animate the room’s existing silk draperies and duck-egg blue paint. The coffee table is covered in a velour textile by Arabel Fabrics.
Believe it or not, the soft sunset palette of Renvy Graves Pittman’s Bel Air living room originated from the antique Spanish rug. The warm tones carry over onto the apricot silk draperies and the floral sofa, upholstered in Lee Jofa’s Hollyhock chintz.
Brooke and Steve Giannetti, the married duo behind the architecture, design, and lifestyle firm Giannetti Home, aimed to maximize the Los Angeles villa’s connections with the gardens and accommodate business-related entertaining. The living room features multiple French doors, framed by billowy Rogers & Goffigon drapery, that open into a sycamore-shaded garden for a private cocktail party.
Decorator Heather Chadduck Hillegas relied on buzzy patterns, verdant pops of color, and a pearly coat of paint to give this century-old Arkansas farmhouse a fresh chapter. In the living room, the sofa’s leafy Malmaison Fontaine pattern (Jasper) and a vine-sculpted tole chandelier balance the traditional wingback chairs (Mrs. Howard) and a gilded French mirror.
Esther Cayzer-Colvin took a few decorating notes from her grandmother and co-founder of Colefax and Fowler, Nancy Lancaster, and played with buoyant patterns in the newly added drawing room of her Wiltshire estate. Italian-strung curtains in Turkish-inspired patterned linen (Carolina Irving) frame views of the lush gardens. The sofa and slipper chair are both from Howard & Sons.
Before filling this Napa Valley cottage with heirlooms, designer Dan Fink and architect Carl Baker of Ike Kligerman Barkley needed to rethink the configuration and flow of the living spaces. The biggest change was the addition of the great room, which extends off the back of the house onto the pool and outdoor dining room. The beechwood armchairs are by Sergio Rodrigues (Espasso).
To break up the ballroom-size living room in this Pebble Beach chateau, the designer Mary McDonald devised three separate seating areas, all accented by different rugs. A diamond-patterned sisal rug lays the foundation for an airy lookout. Pale, near-neutral blues on the sofa (fabric, Clarence House) and drapery (fabric, Kerry Joyce) amplify the sunlight in the living room.
“I like to utilize the entire volume of a room,” says designer Anthony Baratta, pointing to an American painting by Tomory Dodge and oversize custom floor lamp, both of which take advantage of the capacious height of this New York City apartment.
Equally ample upholstered furnishings are clad in arresting colors and patterns, including cherry-red velvet (Pierre Frey) and the sofa’s block-printed linen (Christopher Moore). Plaster and marble objects, including an over-the-top amphora lamp, echo the color and classical tone of the original ceiling moldings. The medallion border on the drapes was inspired by one in a Christian Lacroix showroom.
In the large living room of this Alabama home designed by architect Paul Bates and interior designed Melanie Pounds, a landscape diptych by Michael Dines hangs over a carved European mantel (Chateau Domingue). Sofas, Verellen (at left) and Dmitriy & Co. (at right).
Anything But Mellow Yellow
Designer Todd Romano’s San Antonio living room might as well be a virtuoso’s guide to owning the color wheel: Taxicab yellow, pure red, and cobalt are a mighty foundation for soft pastels and nuanced naturals. A pair of Chinese baluster vases fitted as lamps bookends a custom button-tufted sofa. Central artwork, C-Ring 1, Todd & Fitch.
In the living room of architect Ken Pursley’s Charlotte, North Carolina, home, a Calacatta marble partition separates the seating area from an open kitchen, shielding countertop clutter while inviting conversation between cook and guest. The custom sofa was a wedding gift from fellow architect Bobby McAlpine.
Sea of Greens
In the living room of designer Cece Barfield Thompson’s New York City home, an oil painting by London artist Daisy Cook hangs over a nine-foot Schneller sofa upholstered in stain-resistant fabric (Perennials). The coffee table is crafted from a 19th-century Chinese screen.
The inviting, casual living room of this colonial Connecticut home designed by Philip Gorrivan is furnished with antique French leather armchairs and a sprawling sectional sofa covered in a vintage ticking stripe. Several of the pillows were crafted with fabrics the owners picked up on their travels.
In the living room of designer Ceara Donnelley’s Charleston home, a custom mohair sectional (Dmitriy & Co.) wraps a R&Y Augousti table. Paneling color, Pelt by Farrow & Ball
Scale and Age
In the living room of this waterfront Maine home designed by architect Gil Schafer, troweled plaster walls and immense, dual, custom-carved Dorset stone fireplaces give a sense of European heft and age. An antique needlepoint sofa is slipcovered in a cool ocean-blue linen.
Mad for Plaid
This radiant New York City study designed by Anthony Baratta is dressed in a Lee Jofa tartan pattern recolored specifically for this room (Anthony Baratta credits the “perfect pitch” of his team, Erick Espinoza and Jamie Nagoon, for refining such hues). The armchair upholstery is inspired by an early American weaving; the leather chair is antique English.
That’s how designer Mikel Welch would describe his personal design aesthetic, and he channeled himself as a client for this comforting living room at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach. Welch says he loves to blend old, rustic pieces and vintage finds with his affinity for modern homes to create a unique space—and that is certainly on display here.
The designer used pieces from his own furniture collection to anchor the space, while filling in with furnishings from Jayson Home. The oversized abstract art above the console table is from Briggs & Co. The room is painted an airy Swiss Coffee in matte from Benjamin Moore’s Aura line and the breezy window treatments were fabricated by The Shade Store.
Nautical and Nice
For Lexington, Kentucky–based Benjamin Deaton, transforming the
2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach living room was all about blending the Palm Beach lifestyle with his personal aesthetic and experiences. The designer envisioned the conceptual homeowner as being a well-traveled, renowned host with an endearing quirkiness that makes this traditional space have a fresh and relaxed feel.
At this Dallas home designed by architect Ryan Street and interior designer Meredith McBrearty, a contemporary abstract by Louisiana painter José-María Cundin ignites a textural symphony of natural neutrals. The living room sofa is by Joseph Jeup, and the pair of armchairs are by B&B Italia.
Sunshine State of Mind
In this light-filled retreat in Naples, Florida, designed by Summer Thornton, gauzy block-printed drapery (Muriel Brandolini) filters sunlight into the great room. Sofas, Montauk Sofa
House of Tudor
At this Bronxville, New York, historic Tudor home designed by Carrier and Company, the living room’s colorful and printed upholstery enliven oak paneling that is original to the home. Walnut veneer drawings, Neal Perbix. Mohair sofa fabric, Maharam. Coffee table, Julian Chichester.
La Fiorentina Lives On
At the 2020 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas, the living room evoked so much Mediterranean charm, you could almost feel the warm ocean breeze right in the middle of Texas. Inspired by the iconic La Fiorentina, designer Mark D. Sikes utilized his signature blue-and-white color palette to reinterpret the historic, elegant space into one fit for a North Dallas manse.
The star of this room is the magnificent wallcovering by Iksel Decorative Arts that envelopes the space in European seaside glamour. Elegant tailored-pleat drapery fabricated by The Shade Store gave the room a romantic, dreamy feel. The history of La Fiorentina was beautifully continued through this inviting, serene living space that evoked the same casual elegance and grace.
A Gracious Gathering Space
Designed by Brockschmidt and Coleman, the Nashville, Tennessee, home of Keith and Jon Meacham features a convivial living room with the perfect mix of cool and warm hues that’s often filled with lively guests gathering for cocktails before dinner. Curtains, Claremont.
At this Connecticut home designed by Miles Redd, a pair of commissioned Tim Kent paintings portraying Babylonian scenes adds a sense of wanderlust and fantasy to the family room. Faux shagreen desk, Made Goods
In the living room of this Sea Island, Georgia, home designed by Anne Spilman, a Holland and Sherry rug brings a lively pattern to the floor while Brunschwig & Fils chair fabric, Holland and Sherry curtain fabric, and a seafoam green couch welcome in color.
In the spirit of French Deco, architect Yong Pak and designer Melanie Turner worked together to create this light-filled salon, complete with two cozy seating areas and a dining table for 12, this 100-year-old Atlanta home. In the main seating section, a conical Murano glass chandelier glimmers over pair of Louis XVI–style commodes and retro-inspired sofa (Björk Studio). The artwork above the mantel is by the late artist Todd Murphy.
The entire scheme of this charming living room in a Big Sky, Montana condo stemmed from the owner’s love of Pierre Frey’s floral linen, Mortefontaine. Designer Palmer Weiss covered two swivel chairs and several pillows in it, then carried the aubergine, soft brown, and olive tones throughout the rest of the room. The 19th-century portrait of Pocahontas is by Victor Nehlig.
Gutsy and Vibrant
Decorator Angie Hranowsky gave each room of this late-20th-century Tudor it’s own personality. In the yellow living room, golden walls (Golden Straw, Pratt & Lambert), a peach velvet sofa (Pierre Frey), and pillows in purple and pale seafoam green assert youthfulness and vibrancy.
With a shared love for 1980s design and glamour, designer Miles Redd and his client, Sam Milner, played with bold color and lively pattern in the jewel-toned living room of her Greenwich home. Rich sapphire, emerald, and ruby tones seen in the chintz-covered furniture and Persian carpet inspired the room’s taffeta curtains, silk walls (Kravet), and velvet pillows.
A soulful mix of natural materials, soft suedes, Belgian linens, and luxe velvet brings a sense of Old California back into this 52-acre vineyard estate by Ken Fulk. At the center of the living room, a linen sofa (Gregorius|Pineo) and a leather armchair (McGuire) offer ideal spots to perch beside the peninsular fireplace.
Anglo and Low Country Blend
Architect Peter Block constructed this Arts and Crafts–inspired cottage on Brays Island to offer prime flexibility in a small footprint. Designer Beth Webb filled the living room with a plush sofa (Mrs. Howard) upholstered in soft wool (Holland & Sherry) to provide the resting spot after dinner in the adjoining dining room.
A Jubilant Occasion
Lacquered green walls and vivid dragon-print draperies (Jim Thompson) usher guests in to converse and relax in this jubilant New York living room by Chiqui Woolworth. The artwork over the mantel, Contemplation, is by Anne Rose, the owner’s mother.
When renovating his 70-year-old midcentury cottage on Harbour Island, designer Matthew Carter used a color palette of deep greens, dark browns, and a blend of whites to make each room feel more organic. For the living room, the Kentucky-based decorator paired a classic sofa (George Smith) paired with armchairs in a blue-check fabric (Alan Campbell). At the center is a 1970s coconut shell table.
Los Angeles–based designer Richard Hallberg used a cloud-like palette and a symphony of objéts to tie together each room of this historic Nashville mansion. Chess by John Cage (1968) hangs over a custom sofa within the living room. Soft linen upholstery fabric is by Formations.
To unify the two halves of the large drawing room in his English countryside cottage, textile designer Richard Smith covered the walls of each section in the same shell-pink wallcovering (Madeaux). The flame stitch fabric covering the settee can also be seen on pillows in the other side of the parlor.
The Mediterranean Edit
Handmade terra-cotta floors, a brass hearth surround, and tiles crafted in Tangier, Morocco, bring elemental beauty and warmth into the living room of landscape architect Marco Bay’s Portofino escape. The blue and green glassware on the mantel echoes the sparkling Mediterranean outside.
Designer and TV host Mikel Welch proves neutrals and wooden accents are far from boring in this New York City apartment. Welch repurposed barn doors as an innovative wall decor piece that warms up the entire space.
A modern-leaning design duo, Le Berre Vevaud awakened this mid-19th-century Paris loft with elemental furniture and bursts of vibrant color like the pair of Œuf chairs by Jean Royère in a punchy yellow and the sculptural sofa by de Sede.
In this living room by renowned decorator Joy Moyler, soft upholstered furniture, dreamy lighting, and a calm neutral palette create a soothing atmosphere to relax and catch up with family.
The living room of this Naples, Florida, home designed by Celerie Kemble becomes a refined waterfront lounge thanks to retractable glass and a shallow pool with floating stepping pads en route to the terrace. Slipper chair and pillow fabric, Penny Morrison and de Le Cuona. English 1930s side tables, Lee Stanton Antiques
In the living room of Jenna Bush Hager’s Long Island, New York, home, sapphire velvet upholstery (Donghia) and tassel fringe (Samuel & Sons) refresh a classic sofa. Armchair fabric, Morris & Co. Vintage coffee table, Baker. Chandelier, Stray Dog Designs. Egret painting, George W. Bush. Interior design, Traci White Designs
Back to Back
“Prioritizing conversation is key,” says designer Richard Keith Langham, who designed this Greenwich, Connecticut, living room. The back-to-back sofas create two seating areas and alternate vantage points, ideal for creating more intimate conversation zones in a larger space.
In this Southampton living room designed by Markham Roberts, a game table by the fireplace creates an intimate gathering spot for chess or a cocktail.
With dreamy views of the flourishing gardens outside her Mountain Brook, Alabama home, designer Caroline Gidiere incorporated subtle floral motifs throughout her living room. The sofa’s slipcover is in a custom Colefax and Fowler print found on a floral document fabric in England’s Bowood House. The Regency game table and antique chairs are flanked by Chippendale mirrors and lamps from Bungalow 5.
In this California home by Peter Dunham, vintage pieces such as the chintz on Syrie Maugham armchairs and Flemish tapestry covering a round ottoman enliven a space with context and history.
In this Upper East Side townhouse, designer Jeffrey Bilhuber used a pair of slipper chairs and love seats to a create a pair of artful mirror-image seating areas flanking the fireplace.
Glimmering surfaces, unique pieces, impeccable views of the Mecox Bay assert a sense of glamour within this living room by Alex Papachristidis. The New York–based decorator worked with various artisans to create one-of-a-kind piece such as the lighting hanging from the ceiling by Hervé van der Straeten in this Hamptons home.
In the living room of Micky Hurley’s Paris apartment, a collection of 12 marble Caesar intaglios mingles with treasured oil paintings from Hurley’s ancestors. A pair of stamped Louis XV fauteuils from Greta Garbo’s estate flanks a tufted sofa found at Bonhams.
A Hint of Glint
In the living room of Diana Ross’ former New York apartment, designer Jeffrey Bilhuber brought the sparkle with lacquered walls and mirrored inset panels. Custom sofa in a blue Cassaro fabric. Ottomans in a Brunschwig & Fils fabric. Brass cocktail and side tables, Michael Dawkins Home. Rug, Holland & Sherry. Pendant, Studio Van den Akker. Artwork, Caio Fonseca.
“Juxtaposing elements that don’t normally belong together makes everything feel more exciting,” says French designer Jean-Louis Deniot on his approach to designing this 18th-century Paris apartment. In the living room, colorful midcentury and contemporary furnishings such as the curvy sofa covered in a flecked bouclé (Raf Simons) and pink porcelain side tables (Djim Berger) stand out against gray-painted 18th-century boiserie.
In the living room of this Miami beach retreat, designer Sig Bergamin plays with two dozen patterned fabrics and jewel tones to create a festive and welcoming vibe. A deep-red striped daybed fabric by Robert Kime mingles with an amethyst-and-gold-accented art series, adding a layered look to the room.
Designer Mark D. Sikes awakens the decor of this midcentury ranch with splashes of color and ornate wallpaper in each room. The living room walls, painted Citron by Farrow & Ball, liven up the architecture of this 1950s home. The geometric rug is from Patterson Flynn Martin and the floral drapery and tufted sofa upholstery are from Lee Jofa.
The Wild Side
Designer Katie Ridder challenges classic, demure Hamptons style with electric shades of blue and red and rich patterns in the living room of this Hamptons home. The solid turquoise sofa and Chinese-red pillow fabric playfully accent hues within the hand-painted Iksel wallcovering. The sofa upholstery is by Jim Thompson.
This Palm Beach living room of antiques dealer Lars Bolander doubles as an art exhibition with paintings and sculptures decorating every corner. The console displays objects from the Bolander’s travels, including a French drawing and bowls from Greece and India. The metal fig tree sculpture is by Luciano Zanoni. The sculptures at left and on the console are by Dominique Pollès, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Harpel.
Storied antiques work harmoniously with fearless colors in the living of designer Meg Braff’s 1960s Long Island ranch. Braff found this 17th-century Chinese coromandel screen at a local estate once designed by Mario Buatta. The vintage sofa is trimmed in a four-inch fringe by Houlès. The sofa upholstery fabric is from Zoffany.
Designer Miles Redd uses an exaggerated pelmet in the living room of this Victorian home to disguise a low window and draw the eye upward. The custom tufted sofa is in a Brunschwig & Fils silk velvet. The window treatment fabric is by Fisherman’s Fabric and the lacquered walls are Bird’s Egg by Benjamin Moore.
In the living room of this Palm Beach villa, designers Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Lawrence use apple green seating as a way to make the space feel young and fresh. The antique Italian chair in a Zimmer+Rohde fabric is from John Rosselli Antiques. The custom curved sofas are from Liz O’Brien.
With layers of vivacious fabrics and touches of French flair, designer Susan Bednar Long unlocks the magic of this 200-year-old Provence living room. Drapery fabrics by Braquenié and Chelsea Textiles compliment the home’s bountiful gardens while bringing to life the living space, which was formerly the barn.
Designers Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Lawrence swath the guesthouse living room of this Mediterranean-style villa with watery blue tones inspired by its Palm Beach setting. The room features a modern take on a classic Mediterranean tile wall that was created through photo imaging by Artgroove Studio. The armchairs are by O. Henry House and the elephant stool and mirror are from John Rosselli Antiques.
This Atlanta living room designed by Melanie Turner marries classical influences with modern flair with the help of a tiger-striped sofa in a Scalamandré velvet. The teal pillows are in a Schumacher fabric with Samuel & Sons trim. Walls in Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball and artworks by Hendrik Kerstens and Trine Søndergaard.
Designer Susan Zises Green infuses pink, cream, and coral shades into this Palm Beach living room to echo a collection of seashells. An antique stool awaits guests, and flowers by Tom Mathieu add vibrant life throughout. The custom sofa and both pairs of armchairs are upholstered in Claremont fabrics, topped with pillows in Fortuny fabrics, and flanked by side tables by John Rosselli Antiques. The lamps are Daniel Barney and frame artwork by Diane Petry.
Black-and-white patterns pop against lacquered green walls in this Washington, D.C., living room designed by Alessandra Branca. The room’s sofa and chairs are from the designer’s Casa Branca collection, and the chairs are covered in a Schumacher fabric. The 1940s lacquer cocktail table is from Maison Jansen and artwork by Ellsworth Kelly.
In the living room of this Kips Bay Show House, designer Cindy Rinfret uses patterned grass cloth wallcovering and panels—designed in collaboration with Nicolette Mayer—to make the room feel well-traveled and collected. The gold leaf lighting by Currey & Company creates a sense of harmony with the entry’s domed, Moroccan-influenced architecture. In the corner, a 1970s original Jansen palm tree adds a playful nod to Palm Beach. Drapery fabrication by The Shade Store.
Polished and Tranquil
Serenity and splendor mingle in this Santa Barbara living room designed by Ann Holden with the help of pedigreed antiques like the 19th-century Italian tapestry above the fireplace. The sofas are in an Ardecora fabric by Richard Shapiro, and the walls are in Hazy Skies by Benjamin Moore. The console is skirted in a Fortuny fabric and the cocktail table is by Hélène Aumont.
The expansive living room of this 1930s Spanish Colonial home
designed by Cathy Kincaid is divided into intimate seating groups to create a cozy atmosphere. The custom sofa at right is in a Claremont fabric, while the facing armchairs are in a Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric. The French canvas screen is 19th century and the rug is by Doris Leslie Blau.
A Portuguese needlepoint rug adds pattern and texture to the neutral living room of this Long Island home. Designer Frank de Biasi furnished the room with a vintage sofa by Maison Carlhian. The arm chairs are vintage Howard and Sons and the slipper chairs are vintage Maison Jansen. Speciality items in the room include the custom cocktail table, early-19th-century Danish secretary, and artwork by Ugo Rondinone.
In this New York home designed by Nick Olsen, exposed wood beams and a painted floor serve as a rustic backdrop for exuberantly upholstered furniture. The armchair and ottoman, covered in a Bennison Fabrics crewelwork, are from Ann-Morris. The walls are painted in White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
In this living room designed by John Oetgen, the crisp white walls and marble floors create a gallery-like backdrop perfect for showcasing fine antiques. The custom sofa and Louis XVI-style armchairs are covered in Dedar fabrics. The acrylic side table is by Travis & Company, and the antique rug is by Moattar, Ltd. The marble flooring is by Materials Marketing.
A framed 18th-century Japanese textile and colorful patterned pillows balance the off-white living room in Lipari, Sicily, one of eight Aeolian islands. Designers Nicola and Elda Fabrizio covered the Vico Magistretti sofa in a Dedar fabric. The ceramic head sculpture is by Lucilla Vallone.
In this Aspen getaway, designer Victoria Hagan used bronze window casings to frame floor-to-ceiling mountain views. The custom sofas are covered in a Romo fabric by Classic Design. The pair of chairs are designed by C.J. Peters, and the armchair is in a Chapas Textiles fabric by Frank Rogin. The custom cocktail table is by Victoria Hagan Home Collection and the Hervé van der Straeten console is from Ralph Pucci. The custom rug is by Mansour.
A Textured Mix
This seaside California living room designed by Mark D. Sikes is a lively mix of materials: wicker, limestone, and wood. The sofa by Hickory Chair is in a Pindler linen. The Bielecky Brothers armchairs showcase a Carleton V cotton. The round table is by John Rosselli Antiques, and the floor lamp is by Visual Comfort & Co. The chandelier is from Formations.
An antique French settee wrapped in a Great Plains fabric anchors this Atlanta townhouse living room by John Oetgen. The antique Swedish armchair is in a Dedar fabric, the bench is designed by Formations, and the mirror is an 18th-century carved Italian treasure. The Italian sconces are antiques from Travis & Company.
In this coastal California home, designer Christina Rottman frames the home’s view of the Pacific Ocean with Chivasso sheer and C&C Milano silk curtains. The custom sofa is in a Sabina Fay Braxton velvet and Rose Tarlow Melrose House leather. The cocktail table is Jean de Merry and the vintage chairs, in a Castel fabric, are from Demisch Danant. The art above the fireplace is by Roi James, and the pendant is Hervé van der Straeten.
The natural style in this Aspen, Colorado, home was designed by Richard Hallberg, who used muted tones to make a quiet backdrop in harmony with its mountain surroundings. The furniture includes a custom armchair in a Romo fabric, a cocktail table by Chista, and a table by Tom Palmer.
Relaxed and Breezy
Designer Mark D. Sikes infused the decor of this living area with a blue-and-white scheme to pay homage to the home’s California seaside setting. The sofa is from Lee Industries in a Kerry Joyce linen, and the coffee table is by Quadrus Studio.
Charming in Cream
In this bright living room, designer Amanda Nisbet painted the paneled walls a cream shade to make the space feel more intimate. The custom sofa is in a Manuel Canovas fabric, and the custom armchair is in a Studio Four NYC fabric with Samuel & Sons trim. The ceiling fixture is by Amanda Nisbet for the Urban Electric Co., and the ceramic table lamp is by Vaughan. The vintage faux-bois table lamp is by Epoca, and the ceiling is in Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore.
Minimal and Quaint
Designer Betsy Brown uses textured pieces to add warmth to this minimalist living room. The antique bergères in an Edelman leather are by Lief. The sofa features a Rogers & Goffigon linen by Dmitriy & Co. The slipper chair is designed by Christian Liaigre, and the cocktail table is designed by Japanache. The artwork at right is by John Carroll Doyle.
Classic Blue and White
In this Hamptons home, designer Amanda Nisbet features a blue-and-white rug to resemble the sea. The custom sofas are in a de Le Cuona linen with Samuel & Sons trim, and the chairs are in a Lelievre fabric from Century Furniture. The Bunny Williams Home ottomans are in a Designers Guild stripe, and the curtains are in an Élitis fabric. The grass cloth wallcovering is by Phillip Jeffries.
A Vintage Twist
In this antiques-filled living room, designer Amelia T. Handegan uses a sense of restraint to make the historic pieces feel modern. The circa-1830 sofa is Swedish, and the Amelia, Inc. bergères are in Sabina Fay Braxton fabrics. The Louis XVI chair is in a Christopher Hyland fabric, and the circa-18th-century Italian bench has a seat in a Nomi velvet. Displayed at right is a 19th-century framed Chinese coromandel screen. The antique minarets are by David Skinner Antiques, and the walls are in custom Venetian plaster by Kristen Bunting; the 18th-century portrait is from Charleston.
Pops of Purple
In this living room designed by Suzanne Kasler, old-world opulence contrasts with modern restraint. The sofa is in a Ralph Lauren velvet, and the armchairs by John Saladino are in a Classic Cloth fabric. The bergère is in a Great Plains silk, and the cocktail table is by Nancy Corzine. The curtains are in a Nancy Corzine fabric with Samuel & Sons trim, and the mantel is by François & Co.
This no-holds-barred living room designed by Michelle Nussbaumer features a worldly mix of antiques and textiles. The stool is in a Fabricut fabric, and the round table is by Ceylon Portfolio. The 19th-century mirror is French, and the Syrian side table is by Ceylon et Cie. The curtains are in a Michelle Nussbaumer fabric, and the 19th-century rug is by Farzin Rugs.
In a cozy home nestled in the mountains of Utah, designer Anthony Baratta adds a new sense of whimsy to this living room with a riot of plaids and pretty quilts. The room features custom chairs and ottoman in Ralph Lauren Home checks. A custom-painted trunk is by Kevin Cross, and a custom mantel is designed by Thomas W. Newman. The walls are in White Dove, and the ceiling is in Yarmouth Blue, both by Benjamin Moore.
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