Formal Living Room Design
Family heirlooms and bright accents make this traditional living room anything but stuffy.
Tommy's former Victorian semi, photographed for a 2006 issue of House & Home, was defined by its striking mix of dark and light, ornate and demure. In the living room, the symmetrical placement of chairs, demilune console tables, lamps and floral arrangements lends a feeling of formality, offset by bright colours and playful patterns. A daybed, which provides seating on two sides, stands in for the typical sofa. The antique lantern (part of a set) once hung in the hallway of Tommy's childhood home.