Elements of a Stylish Living Room


I am working on a living room in Boothbay, Maine. I want the room to be stylish, and family friendly. I am a firm believer that living rooms are to live in,  not look at, even if this means adding a TV to the room.

Our plan for the room is simple…

  • Paint the walls a soft gray-blue.
  • Wallpaper the TV area…to distract from what I imagine will be a massive TV.
  • Purchase two new coordinating (indoor/outdoor) rugs for the room, I do not think they need to match but they could.
  • Utilize the home owners two new neutral sofas and club chair.
  • Buy two swivel chairs, these chairs will divide the space and will turn to face both the TV area and the fireplace (see rough plan above)
  • I will be adding a large square coffee table and an oversized ottoman.
  • Linen curtain panels will add texture, and interest to the widows and French doors in the room, they will also help keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
  • I have designed a long low built-in to house toys, books and DVD player etc. for the wall.

Paint Options
Kitchen Color

1. Benjamin Moore Coastal Fog (kitchen opens into the living room):

coastal fog
Living Room

1. Palladium Blue
paladium blue

2. Farrow & Ball Skylight…this one is the one!

borrowed light no 235


1. Thibaut Downing Gate-Navy


2. I love this one from Swagpaper


The focal wall would look something like this.

Swivel chairs I love…all from Lee Industries




The home owners have tWo couches but if they did not have them I would suggest one of the following options:

1. Mitchell Gold Charlotte Sofa

Charlotte 85

2. Pottery Barn – Carlisle Sofa

pb carlisle sofa

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs Ideas:

1. Ballard Designs

ballard io rug

2. & 3. Dash & Albert (New Bunny Williams Rugs) I love these!
bunny williams rugElizabethBlueBW2X3[18159]


Coffee Table Options

1. Celia Bedilia Design – Coastal Coffee Table it is 48×48 and has tons of storage


2. Bernhardt – This is one of the best coffee tables around…it is a classic and goes with so many different furniture styles.

coffee table

Linen Curtain Panels:

You cannot go wrong with these wonderful white linen curtains.

1. Pottery Barn

linen surtain pb

2. Restoration Hardware

rh linen curtain

I hope this post gives you some ideas if you are planning your own living room. If you like this post let me know, if you have any questions or comments please write to me or comment.

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Best, Celia


Paints: www.benjaminmoore.com and www.farrowandball.com

Wallpaper: www.thibaut.com and www.swagpaper.com

Rugs: www.ballarddesigns.com and www.dashandalbert.com

Chairs: www.leeindustries.com

Sofas: www.mainefabrics.com and www.potterybarn.com

Coffee tables: www.celiabedilia.com and Dwellings: 251 U.S. 1, Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 781-3711

Curtains: www.potterybarn.com and www.restorationhardware.com

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