Vote For House & Home’s Best Living Room Of 2019!
Whether you’re kicking your feet up to watch TV or cozying up by the fire during the colder months, there is something so comforting about a well-loved living room. If sink-in seating makes you swoon, we rounded up 12 stand-out living rooms from our pages, so vote for the one that makes you want to never leave.
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January: A Calming Craftsman-Style Living Room
Influenced by Vancouver’s seaside location, a bleached-oak coffee table and hits of tranquil blue and grey evoke serenity in this West Coast family home. “This is the most-used room in our house,” says the homeowner, Lisa. “We hang out here as a family, dog included, with our feet up on the coffee table to watch TV and catch up.”
February: A Stunningly Saturated Living Room
Adorned with an array of color and texture, this eclectic living room beautifully blends Canadian and South African influence. A vibrant painting by Canadian modernist William Perehudoff is a colorful contrast to the moody black stool made out of African wood.
March: An Understated, Organic Living Room
At first glance, this monochrome living room seems simple, but take a closer look and you’ll notice the subtle intricacies that make the design so special. Vented cladding — made of stained white oak — covers the marble fireplace, and hits of unfinished wood feel elegant yet earthy.
April: A Southern-Chic Living Room
Designer Sarah Richardson masters livable luxury in this charming family home in Nashville, Tennessee. She gave the space a much-needed facelift with purely aesthetic changes — no renovation required. “A hooked rug mixes with chunky wooden stools and painted furniture (many pieces consignment store finds) to give the space a casual, inviting look,” says Sarah.
May: A Refined Yet Relaxed Living Room
Streams of light pour into this coastal Connecticut living room, making this the ideal spot to watch the ocean waves crashing in the distance. A gilded Rococo-style chair and crisp sofas keep the look tailored, while the blue and white palette pay homage to the sea.
June: A Comforting Country Living Room
A custom-made L-shaped sectional was designed to wrap around this rustic living room‘s wooden pillar. “It anchors the space and feels like a cozy destination,” says designer Melody Duron. Plus, a handsome natural stone fireplace draws the eye up to the exposed peak roof.
July: A Nature-Inspired Muskoka Living Room
Inspired by this modern cottage‘s lush surroundings, large windows frame the view outside, while a grand stone fireplace and Belgian linen-slipcovered sofas play up the organic feel of the space. A roaring fire makes this the perfect spot to kick back year-round.
August: A Panoramic Lake House Living Room
There’s no need to design to the nines when you have a scenic view of the lake. Designer Sloan Mauran kept the great room‘s furnishings simple and sophisticated with a grey sectional and suede swivel chairs.
September: A Compact Parisian Living Room
Entrepreneur Jackie Kai Ellis wanted to maximize space in her 800-square-foot Paris apartment, so she opted for a rust-colored pull-out sofa. A global-inspired rug brings even more warmth to the pied-à-terre, while a leafy plant evokes natural wonder in the heart of the city.
October: A Formal Yet Fun Living Room
Underneath the intricate ceiling, an array of furniture — some vintage, traditional and eccentric — seem to be in conversation with each other. “There’s an urbanity to some of the pieces because you’re in a place where it’s about sophistication and elegance — the old Palm Beach,” says designers Haynes-Roberts.
November: An Art-Filled Living Room
In designer Cynthia Zamaria’s heritage house, an eclectic collection of artwork — with the same blue, green and yellow hues — encourages conversation. Cynthia seamlessly mixed work from artists, thrift store finds and paintings from loved ones. Plus, a tufted cobalt couch ties the whole look together.
December: A Bold Blue Living Room
This statement-making space by H&H‘s Ones to Watch designers Carey Mudford and Erin Coe proves big risk equals big reward. An icy blue marble fireplace surround catches the eye, while a cobalt channeled sofa feels very of-the-moment.