HGTV Dream Home 2009: Living Room Pictures

A soothing palette in blues and intriguing artwork prove a winning combination in this elegant yet earthy gathering space.

Serving the sofa and an adjacent two-chair conversation area, the Swedish-inspired side table is topped with a natural wood reading lamp and aged-metal accents, and it holds woven storage boxes in a shelf underneath. Framed artwork adds a shot of interest in the far corner. “It’s very clean and crisp and yet it pulls you in as you become aware that there is more there then you first realized,” Linda says of the piece, crafted by a local artisan who specializes in painting over antique documents.

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