While my first instinct is usually to place furniture around the perimeter of the room and float a coffee table or ottoman in the middle, I’m smitten with this cozy living room layout designed by Meredith Ellis. This is a perfect way to set up a formal living room or study that often goes unused. Keep reading for more details to notice. . .
- A floating table in the center of the room serves so many functions. Makes a beautiful focal point when styled but can be used as a game table, workspace or even overflow dining if you pull in extra chairs.
- A skirted table lets you hide extra storage underneath. It’s also a beautiful opportunity to add a bold pattern prominently in the room.
- But, you could always leave off the skirt and use stacks of books and a garden stool (or two) underneath.
- The table acts as a divider for the two seating areas. Love the idea of having a more formal sofa and chairs on one side and a cozy reading spot on the other.
And, a little bonus: see this home styled for the holidays when it was featured in DHome magazine.
I LOVE this room. So many details to notice. Color, texture, space…. i would like to use this room as my template and find ways to make it my own. FWIW, i’d have so much stuff shoved under that skirted table. Yeah, let’s call it storage…🤦♀️😉
Emily Clark says
I love this. it takes a deft hand to combine the cool green walls with the warmer green on the sofa, curtains and table.
I really love everything in this housE. I especially like the living room and all the details in it. I’m just not sure I could live with the really dark green on the walls. It seems the older I get the lighter I like my rooms. Must be my old eyes!!!😊
I really like her use of color, Emily. Beautiful portfolio. Also, your new blog format is very nice!
I love everything about this room!
I love , love this room and this kInd of set up in general. I like the idea of having a MULTIPURPOSE room that can transition from Library(reading nook), offiCe( work space) to dinIng(entertain). I think it is a great option for homes that have formal dining rooms that are only used a few times a year.
Love that blue sofa. Also, I’ve always loved the idea of a neutral color room and adding pops of color with the art work and accessories. Easiest and most economical way to change a room and make it look fabulous and inviting. Thank you, Emily, for your post.
The green on the walls is beautiful. Can you please share brand and color? Thank you