Hyde Park Idea Home 2005
Long gone are the days when living rooms served as untouched displays with no daily function. Our new "living" room acts as media central. This room was a natural for TV/movie viewing: It gets less sun during the day because of the porch overhang out front. A slightly deeper color choice on the walls encourages cocooning with a favorite book or DVD. A cushy gray flannel sofa and chairs, an Asian-style media cabinet and a modern slatted coffee table/bench, all from T. Orman's Furniture, make this the perfect place to unwind. A skyscraper-like wire étagère displays a collection of colorful art glass, and those hues reappear in the contemporary silk patchwork pillows tossed on the sofa. Wide moldings around the window and a coffered ceiling add classic architectural dimension.