Comfortable meets formal with soothing colors: not your grandmother’s living room. I am totally inspired by these photos I found while online shopping for an entryway rug. It’s amazing what you can find when you are not looking. I am now on high alert for any accessory that is textured, weathered, or patina-d (is that a word?). Check out these rooms showcasing the formal look with a inviting feel. They have a soothing combination of elegance and comfort. Some of the photos are of Christian Siriano’s apartment in New York. They combine vintage and modern with cute birdcages, pillows from Restoration Hardware and vintage furniture. I wonder if he will let me move in.

bird cages and canvas pillows


exposed brick wall


if you look close you can see the wire rhino head on the wall (much better than a real one)


a couple of comfy oversized lounge chairs


roman numeral five - type obsession fulfilled


contrast of the chandelier and coffee table

modern pillow on a vintage chair