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living room ideas to inspire you now

August 27, 2019 by freemexy  

Living rooms often take center stage in our lives. They are made for social gatherings, and they’re where we live out our daily routines, from reading and conversation to aperitifs and nightcaps.library reading room furniture

In our House Calls column, we get an inside look at inspiring residential architecture and interiors, including atmospheric living rooms that span styles. Whether you’re after rustic warmth or midcentury-inspired perfection, we think you’ll find some valuable living room furniture and decor ideas in the homes below. Happy shopping!
Cate and Paul Hoff’s home in Denver, Colorado, seamlessly blends indoor-outdoor living with two large sections of sliding glass doors that extend the main living areas onto a patio and lawn. Since Cate is “very attracted to things that are handmade or that have an organic feel to [them],” pottery and sculpture in neutral tones are tucked into built-in shelving around the home. Furnishings are a mix of mostly Australian and European designers.
When Joshua Itiola and Bisserat Tseggai leased their first apartment together in Harlem, New York, they had to make peace with with a smaller space—an approximately 500-square-foot, second-floor unit in a 1920s brownstone. “An apartment like this, one in a brownstone with beautiful old woodwork, is the best of New York living,” says Itiola. The combined living and dining area, illuminated by a bay window for much of the day, is where they relax, eat, and socialize. Graphic, colorful art—and that gorgeous geometric rug—helped knit together the historic bones and modern furniture.
The two-story Long Beach Island, New Jersey, home of Stephanie and Craig Carter was grounded in the beach lifestyle. No matter the level, the rooms are designed to focus on the dunes, waves, and sky. Decks on each floor provide a visceral connection to nature, and clerestory windows on the sides frame views of the skies. The open-plan living area works in a kitchen and dining area and is outfitted with soothing blues and neutrals, set against moody wallpaper reminiscent of a sunset.


Built in the early 1900s, this house originally operated as a carriage house and, later, as a cauliflower farm. It took several years to transform the property into its current state, and the owners had several walls taken down to open up the interiors and create larger rooms throughout. The living space, which sits snugly between the dining area and kitchen, keeps the original beams intact and plays up a natural palette and rich materials.