These are some of my ultimate living/lounge rooms. I love that they are very casual, and beckon you to come in and put your feet up. Some are rustic and earthy which I am always drawn to. And all are bathed in neutrals - white/beige/cream with timber flooring and some great rugs.
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Lately I have been seeing alot of sofas simply draped in pieces of fabric or loosely slipcovered and I really love the casual and comfortable vibe this produces. It's a wonderful money-saving solution to anyone with a hand-me-down sofa whose upholstery may be less than desirable. My favourite is when draped with a huge piece of cream coloured linen. I love easily wrinkled fabrics and this has the effect of "come take a leap on here, throw your feet up and call the dog/S.O. up to snuggle with you". This idea can also easily have a messy and cheap look but if the rest of the room is filled with natural and casual items then it can work. It's a great way to get a different look with each season as well - light linen in the summer and faux fur in the winter (I love the photo with the fur below).
|Penny Wincer||Canadian House & Home|
|Polly Wreford||Trine Thorsen|
|Atlanta Bartlett||Jocelyne Beaudoin|
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Ok, I'm still thinking about bookshelves and this room certainly isn't lacking in the bookshelf department. I adore this space. So light and airy and the furniture is so plush you would just sink into it after grabbing a book from the shelves. What a smart idea to break it up a bit with a space for a tall mirror. And don't even get me started on that light fixture...
I will be posting over the next few days my favourite photos of the year, by room type. The living rooms from this year (and by this year I mean that I've saved on Flickr after Jan 1 '08) that have inspired me are below - half of them anyway, as I found too many for just one post. This is part 2.
|Twig Hutchinson||Scott Weston|
|Steven Gambrel||Sköna hem|
|Rural Theory||Shelton, Mindel & Associates|
|Sköna hem||Sköna hem|