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In the mountains of Utah, designer Anthony Baratta warmed up this après-ski setting with lumberjack fabrics, dramatic fixtures, and a light dusting of kitsch.
This warm and inviting Alabama cabin living room encourages nights spent hanging out by the fire thanks to a h couch and chair. The wood ceiling, plaid curtains, and wall art all add texture, color, and interest to the space.
Cozy up a cream-colored living room with natural elements, like wood accents and pinecones displayed on a coffee table tray.
The couple living in this Texas farmhouse country dream removed the 1970s paneling pieces one-by-one, powerwashed them, and reassembled the boards for a more savvy approach.
In this Alabama countryside home's sitting room, the cypress ceiling perfectly complements the coarse, sandy stone on the fireplace. And the linen armchair, soft rug, jute basket, and warm fire create an environment you want to relax in for awhile.
A wingback chair and a spindle chair give this Alabama dogtrot home's living room a collected-over-time vibe. The rustic mantel makes things feel extra rustic.
An old wagon wheel adds a perfectly imperfect accent to this cozy farmhouse living room.
A variety of beige tones warms up the living room in this farmhouse-inspired New York City apartment. And the sweater pillow and wool throw are perfect accessories for snuggling on a cold night.
Varying shades of cream and ivory and strategic pops of texture (waffle knit, cable knit) on the pillows and throws keep the room fresh, not sterile.
A cozy sitting area in this Virginia 1800s farmhouse makeover is decked with a set of rattan furniture that were bought at a rummage sale for $400.
Dallas designer Paige Morse added a nice cozy touch inside these two rundown sheds, but it could also serve as inspiration for anyone with a smaller home.
Slipcovered sofas and cowhide and sisal rugs add softness and texture, and verdant pops of green reinforce the natural approach in this transformed suburban home.
Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside by using a seamless mix of materials like limestone, cypress, and oak.
A mix of vintage and catalog finds lends a casual vibe in this Georgia farmhouse's living room, where pine bookcases, rescued from a demolished elementary school, keep company with a new linen sofa. An abstract painting by artist —and CL General Store vendor— adds texture above the chippy mantel.
Family heirlooms pepper this California farmhouse living room, giving it a lived-in feel.
A wood-burning stove, dark-hardwood floors, and an antique brown leather chair provide a handsome counterpoint to linen sofas and layered neutral-colored carpets in this Washington home.
Built-in shelves and a few well-appointed antiques help cozy up the reading room in this Upstate New York farmhouse.
In this Georgia lake house, appealingly asymmetrical built-ins—one with hidden storage, the other open—flank the great room's fieldstone fireplace. French leather club chairs from , a pair of sofas, serve up plenty of seating.
The living room of this New Hampshire cabin is furnished with a gigantic wicker sectional sofa from that invites the entire family to hang out for games or a movie. The weather-resistant rug is from . Built-in cubbies store beach blankets and fishing gear, and the ladder leads to a sleeping loft.
The all-white living room of this San Francisco home perfects the crumpled, imperfect look and creates a cozy atmosphere. White is paired with pastels and mellow shades that impart just a whisper of smoky pink, blue, or green.
In this New York country home, the living room's chair and sofa, both slipcovered in classic white denim, get a warm jolt thanks to a striped rug and diamond-patterned throw pillows. The 1930s baby grand was crafted by , Francis Scott Key's preferred piano maker.
In this living room, a pair of leather club chairs and an ottoman, all by , sit atop a lush rug; the print over the fireplace reproduces a century-old lithograph of spores.
Hand-hewn log cabin walls, a cozy stone fireplace, perfectly imperfect armchairs, and a makeshift cocktail bar—things couldn't get much more country than this.
This living room employs clean touches in order to enliven an aged farmhouse interior. A sofa slipcovered in washable canvas and a bolster pillow that's been hand stitched from a grain sack add new life to impressive exposed wood framing and support beams. Fresh white paneled walls welcome in lots of light. Using an old chicken crate as a base, a homemade coffee table helps retain genuine rustic appeal.
This living room in this Rhode Island home relies on much of the building's original elements, such as the restored windows and glass shown. The furnishings and accents include forties French leather armchairs, a framed batik print from Bali, and a flat-weave Peruvian rug. Mixed in among heirloom items are practical, comfortable additions, like deep-upholstered seating and no-fuss cotton fabrics.
Inspired by the locale, the living room of this California cabin contains breezy linen panels. The owners used sleek, $20 pendants from , while a sofa from offers guests a relaxing place to sit.
In the den of this Alabama home, floral throw pillows by dress up and add extra comfort to an estate-sale sofa. The owner created the coffee table by topping a gilded metal base with a flagstone paver. He amassed the collection of 1950s metal fans while still in college.
The towering ceiling in this living room could easily create a cold space. But the slipcovered sofas, heaped with hand-sewn pillows, flank the living room fireplace in this Montana home, and bring the room down to size. The leather armchair is by ; the owners had the small antler side table custom made.
A sofa and custom chairs flank a pine trunk in the living room of this Northern California home. The owner shot the feather photo that hangs on one wall, as well as the skull image that adorns a pillow from her company, .
The owner of this Georgia home shopped , his own home-goods store, for the living room's corduroy-upholstered wing chairs, fern-print pillows, and antique demijohns. The drum-shaped ottomans are by ; the oil portrait dates to the 1860s.