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Sitting Rooms

The living room is where we catch up over coffee, watch our favourite TV shows after work and host a cocktail party or two, so – seeing as we spend so much time in this room - it’s important to choose sitting room decoration that will stand the test of time. Here are a few lounge ideas to get the ball rolling and assist you in selecting a comfortable sofa, statement coffee table and unique table lamps to create a space worth showing off.

La La Living

Sitting Rooms - La La Living

After a long day hiking in the surrounding hills, this sitting room is the perfect oasis to return to. The foundation of Sue’s design was the walls which were painted to create a plastered effect, adding texture and depth as well as making the rooms feel cooler during the scorching Californian summers. Pops of colour were carefully chosen in complementing tones to make the scheme feel welcoming.

On The Wild Side

Sitting Rooms - On The Wild Side

The courtyard garden transforms into an extra room during spring and summer, where the owners can enjoy everything from sunbathing to stargazing, meaning this central London home actually has two living areas. For the main sitting room, Lucinda decorated with natural materials, such as rattan and wood, then added pops of white to open up the scheme and create a calming atmosphere. Accessories could be used in abundance, because of the natural colours chosen.

Life's A Beach

Sitting Rooms - Life's A Beach

Matching the rest of the house, the master bedroom features a unique pastel colour palette and draws on the outdoors; here Annabel used delicate shades of pink and purple as her base, then added floral pictures and a giant faux orchid. The curved silhouettes of the lamp, armchair and dressing table in combination with subtly printed textiles create a look that is delightfully feminine.

Down By The Lake

Sitting Rooms - Down By The Lake

Having a sense of balance is key for a harmonious space and this was particularly important to Bruce when decorating this sitting room. He created a focal point with the large sofa and the yacht print that sits above it, then used matching armchairs, side tables and lamps as a frame. Another consideration here was the seasonality of Lake Geneva, with balmy summers and icy winters, the sitting room in particular had to work all year round; the hints of gold and bronze across the room subtly warm it up without compromising the refined feel.

Battersea Power Station

Sitting Rooms - Battersea Power Station

This elegant apartment overlooks the heart of London; the view from the sitting room is truly stunning. Our Savile Modular Sofa fits the space perfectly and the cushions are ideal for autumn but can easily be changed with the seasons. A few gold accents here and there add a dash of opulence.

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Sitting Rooms - Go Tell It On The Mountain

A room with a view and a spectacular one at that. The sitting room follows the same warm-toned colour palette used throughout the mountainside home, made even more inviting thanks to a wood burning fireplace and large woven rug. Sue created a lot of seating, using two sofas, two armchairs and floor cushions, footstools and even the ottoman can double up as extra seating space, if it is needed.

In The Eaves

Sitting Rooms - In The Eaves

The walls of this Victorian annexe were painted with blue and white stripes, they create height in a sloped ceiling and add a dash of fun. Almost every square inch of space is covered in some sort of pattern; the geometric design cut into the cabinet doors, the bold Aztec spirals woven in the rug and the block prints adorning the lampshades, armchairs and cushions, which are designed by Lucinda herself.

The Big Green Apple

Sitting Rooms - The Big Green Apple

Using our Ashmolean Bookshelves, Annabel split the living room into two distinct areas, allowing one side to work as a sitting room and the other, a dining room which doubles up as a workspace. There’s that saying, ‘blue and green should never be seen’, but Annabel through that out of the window with this scheme. The blue velvet sofas are incredibly comfortable and complement the stylish green home accessories.