Very few living rooms are alike. That’s because each space must fit different preferences and needs. That isn’t to say a lot of living rooms don’t share common threads. Some of these commonalities can be found by digging through the most popular photos added to Houzz in the previous three months.
In the breakfast area of this Ontario home, designers Elizabeth Metcalfe and Nicole Webster of Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors & Design Inc create an intimate, elegant space by lining the floor-to-ceiling windows with sheer linen drapery from Kravet that allows sunlight to softly filter in.
In this Toronto living room, a couple of elements are at play. A slim fireplace allows a large TV to sit above it without too much neck strain by viewers watching from the sofas or chairs. Also, a dark (possibly marble) surround keeps the TV from creating too much of a black-box effect in the space.
For this master bedroom in an apartment located on The World, the largest private residential cruise ship sailing today, designer Jeanette Hubley brought a softer feel to the glamorous space with sheer linen drapery that allows light in and plays off the textured Phillip Jeffries rivet wall covering.