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July 13, 2010

Double the Luxury

The luxury of having not just one sofa, but two in your living room has always been a dream of mine. The immediate creation of conversation and comfort, and so appealing to the eye at the same time is something that has always grabbed my attention. Gradually, as I have matured with age, becoming more comfortable in my own skin and realizing what is important, I’ve gravitated more toward removing the television and armoire from the living room and having the focus in the room being solely on the fireplace with ample seating for conversation and side tables, coffee tables and ottomans for drinks and nibbles. 

What are your thoughts on this interior design technique?  I’d love to hear.  Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!


Images: (1) Decor Pad (2) Source (3) Decor Pad (4) Decor Pad (5)  Decor Pad (6) Decor Pad (7) Molly Sim’s living room – Decor Pad (8) Decor Pad (9) My Sweet Savannah (10) Decor Pad (11) Decor Pad (12) House Beautiful (13) Decor Pad

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At July 13, 2010 at 1:32 AM , Blogger Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Double couches are wonderful. I have two in my living room and they are cozy. Now for another one across from the one near the fire and life will be perfect! Loving all these photos, just beautiful!


At July 13, 2010 at 5:12 AM , Blogger Becky said...

truly sumptuous interiors. i love white! there is something so crisp, care free, and yet refined about that shade. My parents have to couches in their living room, but they do not face one another. the focus is on the tv. i tried to imagine myself sitting in one of the rooms pictured above and it seemed so intimate--embarrasingly so. i suppose that by (my parents) design i'm not 100% comfortable with face to face intimate conversations. i'd love to be though. ;)

At July 13, 2010 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Nikki said...



At July 13, 2010 at 8:09 AM , Blogger CJ said...

I am hoping to redo my living room next year and double couches would be a marvelous idea! Great inspiration pics, thank you.

I am honored and tickled pink that you placed me on your lovely blogs list. It means a lot.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, CJ

At July 13, 2010 at 8:52 AM , Blogger HC! said...

i love all of these spaces! they're so organized and yet perfectly lived in. very cute!

At July 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM , Blogger SabinePsynopsis said...

So right! 2 sofas are not only double the comfort, they also add a certain symmetry to the room which is normally very appealing.

At July 13, 2010 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Shannon said...

I have two sofas in my living room right now because I bought a new one and never got rid of the old one. I am actually finding that it is great having both of them, much better for adult conversations when we have people over.

At July 13, 2010 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

I'm all for this look! I love a social room like this void of technology -- we have a library and use it to this use -- with just books, art, furnishings and such. It's a great room to retreat to when one needs quiet or to socialize :)

Lovely rooms!


At July 13, 2010 at 11:28 AM , Blogger A Casa da Vá said...

Those living rooms are amazing! I love the idea of 2 sofas to allow the conversation but you gotta have a good size room to make fit - but it does feel luxurious!

At July 13, 2010 at 12:14 PM , Blogger THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Double the pleasure, that's for sure! I absolutely love the aesthetic. And I'd love to have a couch of my own and not have to share :)

Hope you're having a wonderful day! xoxo

At July 13, 2010 at 12:45 PM , Anonymous Thehealthyapron said...

Ooo I love this idea! I hate when TV is the center of the household universe! When we buy a house...this is my site for inspiration!

At July 13, 2010 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Struggler said...

Yes, totally love this look. But it does create an interesting question of where the TV would go. Is this perhaps another occasion where design and real life don't mix so well?

At July 13, 2010 at 1:54 PM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Struggler - In my dream scenario - the tv would simply be in the office and I would remove it completely from the living room or great room. Clearly, this would depend on each household, but I can remember very vividly the cozy nature in an office while I was growing up and how all of the sporting events were watched there instead of in the great room and I loved the feel. Just a thought. Each home should suit the people that live there.

At July 13, 2010 at 2:12 PM , Blogger J. Is A Bird said...

I think it's a great technique, so of course I use it. The only thing for me is that I don't like to have two pieces that are identical, so I have a sofa opposite a backed chaise lounge. It's the same idea, creates the same sort of space for entertaining, but I feel it's less constrained and formal. It has a bit more bohemian feel that I like.

At July 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

I would love to remove the tv completely from the living room, but my husband would die. lol! Luckily we have built-ins that conceal everything. These rooms are gorgeous!
XO Piper

At July 13, 2010 at 5:49 PM , Blogger ♥Simply Seductive said...

What a great idea for a post, and such lovely pictures. Hope you are having a lovely week.

Linda xoxo

At July 14, 2010 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Yahnay said...

There is something about the symmetry of these rooms that works so well. They are all stunning!

At July 14, 2010 at 8:22 PM , Anonymous {r} said...

couldn't agree more -- what could a television possibly have on fireplace?

as always, thanks for your lovely comments!


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