The renovations are finally finished in our condo, save for a few odds and ends and two extra dining room tables in the living room. I should also get around to sourcing a living room chandelier. I had the electrician add a box and switch for one in the center of the living room, between the rows of recessed lights. I originally thought I’d like a vintage sputnik, possibly in brass, but now I’m not so sure. Obviously a glittering crystal chandelier isn’t my taste, and a Lindsey Adelman fixture is way out of my price range. So, what shall it be? I found some gorgeous specimens on 1st Dibs, but I’ll save those until tomorrow. Meanwhile, let’s look at 47 different living rooms with various options, from contemporary creations and vintage sputnik to lanterns and Chinoiserie.
Alisberg Parker Architects
Julie Bowen’s home by Molly Luetkeymeyer of M. Design Interiors
Jenna Lyons’ NYC brownstone by Levenson McDavid Architects
Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design
via New York Times
Jean Louis Deniot
Brad Dufton of Color Theory
via The Aestate
Shaun Jackson Design for fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly
Amanda Nisbet Design
Design Within Reach
Jamie Drake Design Associates
Elizabeth Kimberly Design
Photographer Peter Margonelli
via Skona Hem
Melanie Turner Interiors
Photographer Francesco Lagnese
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
via The Aestate
Photographer Susan Gillmore
John Willey of Willey Design
via Living Etc.
via Living Etc.
Architects Found Associates
Julianne Moore’s NYC brownstone
via Inspace Locations
via Homes and Gardens
Photographer Simon Watson
Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors
Photographer Francis Smith
Bolig Magasinet | Photographer Mark Roshams
Weitzman Halpern Interior Design | unknown
Steven Gambrel | unknown
Stylist Rosie Brown | Amy Butler’s home
via Living Etc. | via Inspace Locations
Abington Gallery | Photographer Simon Watson
Orrick & Company Architecture & Design | Photographer Philips Ficks
I haven’t posted in a few days, but I swear I haven’t been lounging, eating bonbons. (Well, I did have a big slice of birthday cake this afternoon; thanks Bruce!) Work, kids, and a nasty eye infection had me running and then resting. This week, I do plan to take it a bit easy, catching up on small tasks, riding my bike, and generally enjoying my last three days of freedom before school is out for the summer. (Yes, I hired a summer nanny for the Cape, but let me complain anyway.) In honor of languorous living, and lots more cake, I present you with these daybeds.
Photos: Julien Oppenheim; Pamplemousse; photographer Adriano Bacchella via Apartment Therapy; Domino; Maria Oriz Byrne; Eileen Katheryn Boyd via Sanity Fair; Living Etc.; Living Etc.; Decorology; Style-Files; Living Etc., photographer Debi Treloa; Domino; Flickr-sarahleeab; Mark Cutler Design; Domino; Martha Stewart; Nate Berkus; Living Etc., Living Etc.; Flickr-midcenturyjo; Grazia Casa; Flickr-martinkidl; Flickr-birdsofafeather; Roger de Souza via Desire to Inspire; Living Etc.; Grazia Casa; Mimmi O’Connell; Remodelista; Flickr-Christianna’s Earthly Delights; Flickr-Rosie’s Whimsy; Flickr-skinnylaminx; Elle Decor; Flickr-habitatgirl; Flickr-shawnwall; Belle Maison; Michael S. Smith.