It’s like choosing children. Over the last few years we’ve done a lot of living rooms and every now and again it’s fun to go through them and stare at them, decide what I like/don’t like about them and pick which would be my favorite if I had to choose. It’s incredibly hard for me to be objective. They are each my baby, and I used to become friends with everyone that I design for (because I have boundary issues) so there is also a personal connection to these rooms as well. I thought it would be fun for you guys to vote. Many of you who have been reading for years (I LOVE YOU, by the way) have seen these, but there are always thousands of new followers that aren’t as familiar with our past work (I LOVE YOU, too) and it’s a good intro/crash course into EH designed living rooms.
So, here are my 14 favorite living rooms that I’ve designed over the years. Click on the links to see the full tour/resources for each post.
Joanna Goddard’s Living Room. It’s mid-century family-friendly at it’s friendliest.
The Lake House Living Room. I just realized that I haven’t posted all the photos from this house. This one was from Country Living Magazine. I also just realized that they removed the sconce and art on the left side of the mantel 🙂
Bri Emery’s Living Room. Still one of the happiest rooms I like to visit.
Mid-Century Eclectic Living Room My expectations for our first weekend makeover were certainly exceeded if I do say so myself. Have you guys seen the video of that makeover (we are doing another one this week!). Why not? Oh, too busy watching Bachelor In Paradise…I understand.
My Commonwealth Living Room. I have such torn feelings about this room even though I know that a lot of you guys love it more than my current one. I do love it, and I think my mixed emotions come from the fact that the rest of that house kinda sucked (it was a rental and they wouldn’t let me do anything to it). Maybe its just because I miss my sofa. Sofa. Come back to me …
My Living Room Glendale. The funny thing is that it’s WILDLY different now. We redid it a few weeks ago for a spread in Good Housekeeping that I can’t wait to show you. The major changes? Very. Little. Blue.
Ian Brennan’s Living Room. Still one of my favorites and it might even be THE FAVORITE. It was actually one of my inspirations for my new living room and I kept in a lot of these same colors for that makeover.
LA Bungalow Living Room. Another budget friendly makeover that makes me so happy and proud.
Lisa’s Living Room. I can go old world glamorous if you ask. In fact after being in Spain I’m VERY much leaning in that direction these days. Stay tuned for our guest suite that goes a bit ‘old world grandpa meets modern minimalist.’ Not sure what that has to do with Spain since my grandpa was certainly not Spanish, but you know, there will be some old stuff in there.
Oh Joy Studio Living Room. Fine. It’s not a living room. But I just wanted to post it again and it COULD be a living room.
Rustic Spanish California Home My friends that own this house just told me that they sold it for like A LOT more than they bought it for 2 years ago. I’m taking some credit. See the full house tour here.
The Patel’s Living Room. Man. This feels like decades ago. I miss these people and this super fun, budget-friendly, family friendly house.
The Curbly’s Living Room. This one recently inspired a huge plaid revolution in my own living room (we recovered those mid-century chairs in the most cozy wool plaid). Well that and the fact that I was born in plaid, practically.
Oh Joy’s Kid Friendly Living Room That makeover is from 5 years ago and it still makes me happy. Of course I nabbed one of her poufs (turns out toddlers need space to play and fall down).
There are a few more that I was tempted to put up there but we didn’t really have the great photography of the spaces or they were more on the ‘family room’ side.
My favorite? OOOOOOhhhhh. It’s honestly what my living room looks like right now (again, stay tuned for the October issue of Good Housekeeping). But besides that I’m pretty darn always into Ian’s, Joanna’s and Curbly’s and the rustic Spanish House. And Joy’s studio. And the Bungalow … It’s hard, folks. So hard.
If you could only live in one living room for the rest of your life, which one would it be???