The Formal Living Room / Den

Lets start with the 'formal' living room/den.

We are planning on using this room as a TV-free zone, which means fireplaces, bookcases and conversational furniture.
Here's what I'm thinking:
 I love the built-in bookcase around the fireplace and the way the space flows into the outside.

I love the seating arrangement here, although we could never live in such a white space.  Looks great, but I could never keep it clean.

In conversational areas which do you prefer sitting on - chairs? couches? loveseats?


  1. Perfect! Michael really wants to make that transition in our home too! I cannot wait to see more of your inspiration.

  2. So exciting! I can't wait to see it all take shape!

    PS I think your white washing plan for the fireplace would look awesome :)