Living Rooms & Family Rooms

These design ideas will help you transform your living room into a cozy retreat. In fact, the human scale of the space contributes to its elegance, for design is as much about how a space lives as it is about how it looks. We love how this room includes armless chairs upholstered in a free-form floral pattern that picks up on the greens seen elsewhere in the space and ties into the color and theme of the botanical print displayed on the wall. Leather, glass, metal, wood and even water join forces with lovely neutral tones, zebra print, jagged stripes and a spectacular art piece to create a small living room sure to get guests talking. Exhibition participant OMA has been closely connected to the relocation of the Design Museum from an old factory in Shad Thames, south London, to the refurbished former Commonwealth Institute – an iconic 20th-century building …