The Formal Living Room. Everyone knows it, that room in your grandmother's house "no one ever goes in" or "only when we have important guests," conjuring up images of stark white carpet and delicate glass accouterments. But the uninviting spaces of your grandparents' days are over and formal living rooms are making a casually elegant comeback. From classic European to charming rustic, there is a room to suit anyone's "formal" preferences. Below, enjoy four unique formal living rooms, and Riskin Associates wants to know, what's your style?
Elegant Tuscany. This elegant, grand formal living room is the sophisticated centerpiece to an equally grand Tuscan villa. The room has been designed for luxury and outfitted with the highest quality finishes, including hand-finished walls, a coffered lyptus wood ceiling and an imported fireplace mantle.
Casual California. Perched on a high hilltop, this estate's formal living room enjoy a panoramic ocean view, which commands center stage through an expansive floor-to-ceiling window. A soaring pitched beamed ceiling is complemented by a pair of chic iron chandeliers.
Rustic Retreat.If you prefer a rustic, mountainous atmosphere, perhaps this comfortable formal living room with towering ceilings and beamed walls will suit you. A fireplace warms the expansive room which enjoys a wall of sliding glass doors opening to a terrace overlooking and expansive ocean view.
Comfortable Craftsman.Warm rays of sun stream in through sky lights and picture windows in this charming craftsman style room. Take in lush lawns and shady trees from the lovely window seat!