Contemporary Cottage Living Room
Tim Street-Porter, Cottage Living

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Creating a comfortable living space can be as simple as incorporating a few key furnishings into a room that already showcases your treasured belongings. Don’t overlook items you already own; whether it’s a trunk that can alternate as a table, or a collection of books and frames that will make a statement when grouped into interesting arrangements.


Ballard Designs Bookcase
Courtesy Ballard Designs

Calm and Collected

Unify your collections and give them room to breathe with this stepped open bookcase. Used as a pair in the living room, they’ll pack in the visual punch.

Sonoma Bookcase, $499 
Available at Ballard Designs 


Ektorp Jennylund Armchair
Courtesy IKEA

Classic Comfort

For a comfortable classic that can alternate between transitional and traditional, we prefer this spacious slipcovered armchair.

Ektorp Jennylund Armchair, $199 for white, price varies by color
Available at IKEA


Antiqued Gold Accent Table with Mirrored Top
Courtesy Crate & Barrel

Sleek Silhouette

We love the silhouette of this tripod cocktail table, which is reminiscent of a flea market find. A gold patina and antiqued mirror top make it look as if it’s been in your family for decades.

Jules Large Accent Table, $299 
Available at Crate & Barrel 


Steamer Trunk Cocktail Table
Courtesy World Market

Steamer Storage

This sturdy leather trunk does double duty as both a table and a storage container—while lending a sense style and weathered patina.

Steamer Trunk Cocktail Table, $249.99
Available at World Market 


Restoration Hardware Lumbar Pillows in Twill Sunbrella Fabric
Courtesy Restoration Hardware

Subtle Support

Build in some support for your guests with a hard-working back pillow covered in durable outdoor fabric.

Lumbar Pillows in Twill Sunbrella Fabric, $29 
Available at Restoration Hardware

 


Set of 12 Leatherbound Books
Courtesy Amazon.com

Instant Collection

Love the look of leather, but lack the time or the resources to start a collection? Let yourself in on a little decorator’s secret and buy leatherbound books by the foot.

Set of 12 Leatherbound books, $72.54 
Available at Amazon.com 


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