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.

A cozy reading nook near the living room entrance is the perfect spot to crash and read the paper or a nail-biting mystery novel. Within easy reach, a library bookcase houses curio items, a cleverly camouflaged flat-screen TV and a colorful collection of old books. The formal, rolled-edge side chair is paired with an oversized industrial-chic floor lamp, an accent Linda finds particularly appealing. “I just loved the light and felt it really helped lighten up what could have been a very ‘granny’ room,” she adds. “It is always fun to add the unexpected.”

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