The living room is my favorite place in the home. I don’t like “great rooms”. And I don’t think you can replace a formal living room with a family room. I like formality and would never be happy in a frumpy, dark space no matter how comfortable it purported itself to be.
Above, Christopher Maya.
I’m not sure why these rooms jump out at me. Some are a bit busy and some are a bit sterile. But each had a lot of thought put into them. Enjoy a little home tour of some of my favorite living rooms.
Above Daniel Sachs.
Above. The late Albert Hadley.
It’s my personal (and professional) wish that every house have a stand alone living room, not one that’s attached to the kitchen. Living well at home means having a room that is comfortable and well stocked for reading, entertaining, enjoying a fire in the fireplace, and listening to music. Not just a place designed around a television.