4 Great Ideas From Popular Living Rooms and Family Rooms
Given today’s digital-devoted age, it was refreshing to learn from interior designer Kirsten Kaplan that these homeowners wanted their decor to encourage conversation, reading and quiet contemplation. In their living room and throughout the first floor, they chose books over screens, with quiet spaces in which to display and read books. Here, a wall of industrial-style bookshelves keeps all their favorite volumes handy, while two matching sofas give the couple space to stretch out and read together.
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Sarah Solis Design Studio nestled a cushy sectional between two sets of built-ins and underneath a window in this space, giving it a cozy feel. Floor lamps encourage grabbing a book from the shelves and settling in, while an oversize ottoman provides a spot to play one of the games stored in the cabinetry.
The designers at Transition State warmed up this modern living room with appealing textures such as the stone on the fireplace surround and the wood accent behind the TV. A rich mix of textiles includes leather, boucle, wool, linen and velvet.