living room ideas
Richard Powers

These exceptional living spaces bring a bounty of personality and panache to the homes they occupy. Living rooms are where friends and family gather and memories are made, and we believe in giving those memories a beautiful backdrop.

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Simon Upton
Concrete And Navy Living Room

In the living room of Jean-Louis Deniot's Miami penthouse, the sofa from Deniot’s collection for is in a fabric, the 1930s chairs are in a fabric, the vintage cocktail table is by , and the gold side table is by ; the 1920s bronze-and-alabaster chandelier once hung in the Villa Kerylos in France, the indoor-outdoor rug is by , the artwork is by , and the shelf holds a sculpture (center) and a French 1940s lamp.

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Björn Wallander
Modern Organic Living Room

In a San Miguel de Allende home, the living room’s sectional is custom, the armchair has a slipcover in natural white linen, and the leather chair is from the . The cocktail table is an inverted polished tree stump, a stone mill wheel serves as a side table, and the 16th-century monk’s chair in the entry hall is from . A Persian rug is layered on a cowhide, and the painting of the Guanajuato countryside is by Margarette Dawit.

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William Abranowicz
Japanese-Style Living Rooms

In the living room of Vivia Horn’s Japanese-style retreat in Hunter, New York, the leather-and-plastic Italian sofas, cocktail table, and wool shag rug were purchased in the 1980s at Bloomingdale’s. The Japanese-style fire pit and tin range hood are custom, the floor lamp is from the '70s, the sisal carpet is by , the ceiling beams are Douglas fir, and a series of color lithographs from Japan are displayed along the pine wainscoting.

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Alexei Hay
Formal Living Room

In the formal living room of the Connecticut farmhouse of sisters Ariel Ashe and Alexi Asher Meyers (, Alexi's husband and late night host Seth Meyers), an RH, sofa is in a linen, the custom bench is in a fabric, and the walls are in Oval Room Blue by .

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Trevor Tondro
Bohemian Living Room

In the living room of designer of textiles and interiors Kathryn M. Ireland's compound in Santa Monica, the custom sofa is in a linen velvet from ; the armchairs are covered in an linen slipcover (left) and a fabric purchased in Marrakech (right). The rag rug is from , the steel-framed sliding doors are by , and the wall hanging is a 19th-century suzani.

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Eric Piasecki
Modern Living Room

In a mid-century modern loft in Tribeca, the living room’s custom furnishings include a sofa in a fabric, a pair of armchairs in a fabric, and a walnut side table from ; the custom cocktail table and stools with seats in a fabric are by ; the round dining table is by , the chairs are in a , the 1950s floor lamp is from , the table lamp is from , the rug is by , and the curtains are of a wool sheer.

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Douglas Friedman
Contemporary Living Room

The sofas in the living room of this contemporary Hancock Park home are by , the 1950s chairs are Danish, the cocktail table is by , the end tables are from , and the antique stool was a Japanese rice box. The antique mirror is Indian, the mantel is original, the pendant is by , the floor lamp is by , and the sconces are by .

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Trevor Tondro
Manhattan Living Room

In the living room of a Manhattan apartment designed by , the sectional sofas by are covered in a mohair, the pair of vintage armchairs are from , the glass cocktail table by is filled with feathers, the round side table is by , the lamp on it is by and the custom rug is by .

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Ricardo Labougle
Artistic Living Room

In the living room of Kris Ghesquière and Eva Claessens’s house in southeastern Uruguay, which they built on the remains of an 1810 roadside general store, the chair was constructed by a local carpenter based on a picture in a magazine, the vintage table in front of the sofa was found at an auction in France and the rug is from Iran; the yellow lamb sculptures are by , and the paintings and feather sculpture are by .

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Stephen Kent Johnson
Antique-Laden Living Room

In the living room of an antique-laden apartment in Greenwich Village, the antique Swedish sofa and Baroque chair, right, are upholstered in fabrics, the armchair is 18th-century French and a vintage Persian Soumak rug from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar rests on a sea-grass rug from . Among the items on the wall are an antique water-buffalo skull, 19th-century French gouaches and a drawing by .

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Mikkel Vang
Colorful New York City Living Room

In the living room of an Upper West Side apartment, the custom sectional is upholstered in a print and the custom sofa in a fabric is topped with a pillow in an fabric. The table lamp is by , the floor lamp is by , the rug is Persian, and the cashmere throw is by .

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Björn Wallander
Refined Buenos Aires Living Room

In a Buenos Aires home, the original marble mantel in the living room was specified by , who decorated the apartment in the 1930s. The circa-1940 chairs in the foreground, the console (left), and the side table (right) were designed by for the Argentine firm Comte. The 1930s settee is covered in a mohair, the chairs next to the fireplace are 18th-century Gustavian, the circa-1950 Sphere cocktail table and lamp are by , and the 1930s table (front left) and sconces are by .

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Stephen Kent Johnson
Cozy Hudson Valley Living Room

In the great room of a Hudson Valley farmhouse, a row of French doors affords panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. The couple’s French spaniel, Georgie, rests on a custom velvet sofa. Collins purchased the antique console, wooden chest, and wingback chairs on trips to Italy. The 19th-century limestone columns are from New Delhi, the custom lanterns and laurel reed–and-leather rug are from Morocco, the pendant above the sofa was fashioned from an antique Italian tole lantern, and the curtains are of a .

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Richard Powers
Art-Filled Modern Living Room

In the living room of a Manhattan apartment, a pair of 1960s chairs from John Salibello is in a , the custom sofas are covered in , and the Karl Springer cocktail table (foreground) is from ; the 1960s stainless steel chairs and cube are by Maria Pergay, the table lamps are by , and the curtains are of a silk-cotton blend; the artworks on the wall are by (from left) Richard Prince, Rudolf Stingel, George Condo, and Elizabeth Peyton.

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Douglas Friedman
Art Deco Chicago Living Room

In the living room of Steven Gambrel's Chicago apartment, the custom sofa, in a fabric, is by Dune, the 1950s chair (left) is in a fabric, and the custom armchair is covered in fabrics; the 1930s orange lacquer–and-shagreen sideboard is French, the 1950s Murano glass table lamp is by , the 1955 chandelier is by , the custom rug is by Beauvais, and the Venetian plaster walls are in ’s Stonington Gray.

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Richard Powers
Colorful Connecticut Living Room

John Robshaw's vibrant Connecticut house is overflowing with character: The living room sofa and its fabric are by John Robshaw for Duralee. The armchair, custom banquettes, and bone-inlay side table are all Robshaw designs, the cocktail table is from India, the table lamps are by , and the dhurrie is a custom design. An Elliott Puckette artwork sits on the mantel, which is painted in Yukon Sky by Benjamin Moore, and the large painting of a perfume bottle is by Doug Wada.

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James Merrell
Serena Ibiza Sitting Room

This Ibiza living room features local-limestone floors covered in custom Spanish esparto rugs from Antonia Molina. Walls covered in a sandy lime plaster, and a wood-beam ceiling set a rustic tone in the living room. Custom sofas by Atelier Tapissier Seigneur and curtains in a quilted Braquenié fabric; the Oeil cocktail table by Pierre Chapo is vintage, the lacquered-coral sculpture is by Maurizio Epifani, and the painting over the mantel is by Alex Katz.

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Eric Piasecki
Eclectic New York Lounge Area

PR maven Christina Juarez's New York apartment is colorfully eclectic from floor to ceiling. In her living room, the vintage Milo Baughman sofa is in a velvet and a pair of 1970s chairs are in a velvet. The cocktail table and floor lamp are by , the side tables are by , and the pillows and rug are by . The portraits are by Kimberly Brooks.

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Stephen Kent Johnson

A former barn now serves as guest quarters at actress Amanda Seyfried’s weekend retreat in the Catskills region of New York. In the living area, the sofa is by , the wool rug is by , the flooring is reclaimed oak, and the wall is painted in ; the photograph is by Sarah Bailey.

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James Merrell
Historic Farmhouse Living Room

The family room in a historic Long Island farmhouse boasts custom furnishings, including a sofa upholstered in a fabric, a tufted sofa in a weave, a leather ottoman and a pair of armchairs covered in a linen blend. The 1950s cerused-oak side table and 19th-century copper lantern are French, the curtains are of a fabric and the wallpaper is by .

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Bjorn Wallander
California Bungalow Lounge

For designer , his bungalow in Oakland, California is all about eccentric design. In this living area attached to his study, a pair of vintage sofas are upholstered in a Ralph Lauren Home stripe, the Eero Saarinen table is from Design Within Reach, barstools by CB2 are covered in a Katie Ridder fabric, the ceiling lantern is by Visual Comfort, the rug is by Ralph Lauren Home, and the busts are by Oly.

The artworks include photographs by Jason Fulford, Garry Winogrand, and Richard Misrach, flanked by silhouette portraits by Julian Opie.

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Jean-Francois Jaussaud
An Italian Sitting Room

Inside of the estate in Florence, Italy, a pair of 18th-century inlaid Tuscan tables flanks a doorway in a sitting room; the wooden arm-chairs are 18th-century Venetian, the floor lamps and straw curtains are by Ilaria Miani, and the19th-century lithographs depict scenes of India.

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Nathalie Krag
New Zealand Summer House

In a remote New Zealand surf town, architects Lance and Nicola Herbst ingeniously tuck a spacious weekend retreat amid a lush grove of exotic trees. In the living area of the house, designed in its entirety by the couple, the sofa is a custom design, and the fireplace by is set in a custom-made steel cabinet; the pendant light is by and the walls are sheathed in black-stained western red cedar.

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Ricard Labougle
A Mediterranean Living Room

Milan-based designers at the vacation home they built on the Greek island of Folégandros. In the living room, Meridiani sofas are covered in a fabric by Dominique Kieffer, the Charlotte Perriand cock-tail table was found at a Paris flea market, and the flooring is Karystos stone; the artwork over the sofa is by Marco Basta, and the two small oil paintings were found at flea markets in Milan and Athens.

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Joshua McHugh
Long Island Summer Lounge

Asked to update a beach house on Long Island that had become a mishmash after four decades of additions and renovations, David Mann decided to honor the past with its redesign. The den’s modular sofa is by , and the ottoman is covered in a hair-on-hide leather; the photograph is by Darren Almond, the floor lamp is vintage, the rug is alpaca, and the walls and ceiling are painted in ’s Super White.

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Best Living Room Ideas - Beautiful Living Room Decor
William Abranowicz

When San Francisco residents Sam Hamilton and Jen Chaiken decided to buy a second home in Marfa, Texas, after holding their destination wedding nearby, they knew they wanted a layered aesthetic.

In the living room, a light fixture and a Navajo rug in the family room; a cabinet by holds an Ansel Adams photograph, and the walls are painted in .

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William Abranowicz
New York City Living Room

In the West Village pied-à-terre of Los Angeles-based designers and , the daybed is by Rick Owens, the armchairs by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann are upholstered in an alpaca by and the side chairs are by Jean Prouvé.

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Cody Ulrich
Bohemian Scandinavian Living Room

In the living room of designer Erika Yeaman's home, Scandinavian influences such as the warm wood bookshelf and matte black chandelier are accented by colorful bohemian pillows.

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Simon Upton
Historic English Estate Living Room

The living room in this English country house features curtains of a stripe, walls painted in Tablecloth by and 2015 artwork above the mantel by .

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Best Living Room Ideas - Beautiful Living Room Decor
Richard Powers
Palm Beach Living Room

In a contemporary home in Palm Beach, the living area is situated around a rug that mimics the ripple pattern a stone makes when dropped in water.

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