14 Living Rooms That Really Live

14 Living Rooms That Really Live

14 Living Rooms That Really Live

From elegant living spaces that layer on the luxury to eclectic rooms brimming with color to divine dens, take a tour through our favorite living rooms.

Living rooms are one area of any home that really need to live—they need to be the perfect place to relax and to entertain friends while being malleable enough to grow and adapt along with the people who inhabit it. It might start with a sofa, but it grows to be about oh-so-much more.

Here are our pics for spaces that rise to the chill occasion. Take a look at some of the living rooms we think are really to die for.

Design: Melanie Burstin
From the tour: Contrast and Comfort for a Los Angeles Family
Photo: Tessa Neustadt

Who says minimalism is boring? In Los Angeles, Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin tied together a family-friendly space with a limited, nature-inspired palette (to match those views), hand-crafted goods, and sleek shapes hiding clever storage.

Design: Erika Yeaman
From the tour: Going Scandinavian in a Dallas Family Home
Photo: Cody Ulrich

Homepolish designer Erika Yeaman balanced classic Scandinavian design with eclectic American accents and worldly finds to craft a Dallas living room that sings with personality.

Design: Annouchka Engel
From the tour: A Stunning Victorian Townhouse in SF
Photo: Julia Robbs

After moving cross-country from NYC to SF, Homepolish designer Annouchka Engel paid homage to her new city with a living room that walks the line between the Bay Area’s dual styles of clean modernity and artful inclusivity. 

Design: Haley Weidenbaum
From the tour:  A California Home for Our Globetrotting Designer (Part 1)
Photo: Tessa Neustadt

Homepolish designer Haley Weidenbaum and her husband are avid travelers, so it was fitting when she filled their Los Angeles living space with an approachable mix of globally-inspired accents like French-style sofas and Persian rugs.

Design: Tali Roth
From the tour: Layered and Laid-Back for an NYC Art Lover
Photo: Claire Esparros

Eclectic living rooms can sometimes feel overwhelming (where am I actually supposed to sit), but Tali Roth infused casting director Zoe Rotter’s apartment with warm, muted hues and bohemian accents that begged you to sit and stay.

Design: Kevin Clark
From the tour: A Chelsea Apartment Dressed in Jewel Tones
Photo: Sean Litchfield

Homepolish designer Kevin Clark gets the green light to go all-out with color, drenching a Chelsea apartment IN jewel-tone hues like emerald, aubergine, and royal blue.

Design: Alec Holland
From the tour: A Moody and Multicolored TriBeCa Loft
Photo: Genevieve Garruppo

“At our initial consult, Kelley said she loved color so much that she wanted her home to look like the inside of a genie bottle,” says designer Alec Holland. The results seem to grant her wish, with happily hued space that begs you to unwind.

Design: Jae Joo
From the tour: A Modern, Industrial Brooklyn Loft

Homepolish designer Jae Joo faced some lofty expectations when designing this larger-than-life Brooklyn space, but she nailed the delicate balance of industrial and elegant. (As if we ever had a doubt that she would.)

Design: Tali Roth
From the tour: A Designer’s Enviable Moody, Real-Life Rental
Photo: Genevieve Garruppo

Known for her luxurious, artistic spaces, Tali is never one to shy away from experimental shapes and shades. In her own New York City rental, she went beyond the usual temporary fixes for a customized living space that fits her personality to a T.

Design: Erin Kane
From the tour: The Quintessentially Chill California Casa
Photo: Pablo Enriquez

When you imagine hanging out in Southern Californian, do you dream of an elegant living room with grand piano and chess nook? If so you might want to chat with Erin Kane about making that wonderfully stylish wish a reality.

Design: Marc Houston
From the tour: A “Dream” Apartment in Columbus Circle
Photo: Sean Litchfield

Inspired by a classic painting, Marc Houston fully customized this Columbus Circle living room with a built-in banquette decked in terrazzo, architectural lighting, and transportive shades worthy of the MoMA.

Design: Candace Rein
From the tour: Before and After: A Chic and Petite Parachute Editor’s Place
Photo: Amy Bartlam

Who said small living rooms can’t feel spacious? Not Homepolish designer Candace Rein, who made sure this Parachute editor’s cozy living quarters were just as covetable, thanks to airy shades and a smart furniture choices.

Design: Liz Lipkin
From the tour: Relaxing a Refined Brooklyn Townhouse
Sean Litchfield

Modernism can sound easy, but balancing simple silhouettes and the pedigree of a classic home can be a real challenge. Well, not for our designer Liz Lipkin. Liz layered on loads of neutral textures (and a stunningly gritty piece of art) to keep this minimalist den warm and approachable.

Design: Rosa Beltran
From the tour: Crafting a Family-Friendly, Boho Beach Haven in LA
Photo: Tessa Neustadt

In order to vibe with the nearby Pacific’s calm waves, Homepolish designer Rosa Beltran shaped a living room that channels a bohemian sense of cool. Go ahead, take your shoes off and chill.

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