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A Luxurious Family Home: The Living Room

Can luxury and practicality coexist in the same house? Absolutely!

Just because you’re at a stage in life when kids and pets rule the roost, doesn’t mean you have to live without style. Advances in technology have made many of today’s luxurious fabrics also washable and durable. And glamorous accents have always had the power to transform an ordinary space.

We recently worked with a wonderful family to create an elegant living room and master bedroom where cuddling with the kids and family dogs was paramount, but style was also important.

The Grand Living Room

Our goal was to create an elegant living room where family and friends could gather and be comfortable, while keeping the look transitional and fresh. Our clients’ existing sofa was in excellent condition, so naturally, they wished to use it in the room’s new design. They also owned a gorgeous grand piano that would be included in the room. Both pieces set the stage for the design plan and we selected a color palette to work beautifully with both.


This view of the grand piano shows the beautiful tones of the wood and the dramatic impact it gives to the space. We carefully blended the wood tones of the furniture we added to the room to create continuity, and added custom drapery and a hand-tufted wool rug in shades of cream and gold.


Custom, wood-trimmed armchairs were crafted with an elegant grey and beige pattern on the sides and backs only. And we created a photo gallery of their children that would be seen by all upon entering the house, telling visitors that this is a stylish, but never stuffy home. Our clients tell us this is their favorite room in their house!


We chose a beautiful console table in cream with a rich walnut burl inlay and graphic arc-motif  to add interest and an unexpected element to the space. Stacked artwork by artist Blakely Bering were custom made to bring the perfect shades of color into the room.


Finally, just the right amount of accessories were added to make the decor fresh and inviting. A leather tray with bowling pin vases adorns the cocktail table, while a cream-colored textured lamp and multi-hued vase add interest to the side table. Fresh flowers add life to the room.

What about you? What would you like in your dream living room? Post your reply below – we’d love to hear from you!

Check back soon for Part 2 of A Luxurious Family Home – The Master Retreat!


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