2022 has been a great year for interior design. Our homes and their functions have changed, and design has followed suit, with designers creating spaces that are elegant and sculptural yet functional and transitional all at once.
Picking our favorites is a tough task, but it’s no wonder these 10 living rooms in particular stick with us as we scour the archives. Offering sophistication and showcasing forward-thinking design, these living rooms are favorite living rooms to inspire your interiors as you enter the new year.
Oonagh is a content editor and writer at Livingetc. For this article, she searched the archives to come up with her 10 brilliant living room designs to keep in mind from 2022.
10 best living rooms of the year
1. This Fantastic Upper East Side Apartment
I love everything about this living room. From the minimalist décor of the fireplace and indoor plants to the floating mustard yellow armchairs, the overall look is exquisite, exuding timeless elegance and warmth. The sheer curtains and fantastic light quality steal the show for me and really show how important lighting is in a home.
husband, wife (opens in new tab) are the New York-based design duo who were the masterminds behind this ornate scheme for the Upper East Side, using materials and textures to create dreamy qualities of light. “I chose sheer curtains in similar tones to the walls to avoid contrast and soften the environment,” explains co-founder and principal Justin Capuco. “Despite this soft tone, we chose a fabric (Dedar Omega) that has a subtle presence, a lattice structure that balances the built-in structure of the room.”
2. This colorful LA home
Here’s the color scheme for this living room designed by LA-based studio LALA Reimagined. (opens in new tab) It earns a spot on our list. Soft pale pinks and pops of orange add a touch of playfulness, while a deep green sofa gives the room a natural feel.This is a great example of applying color using decorative rules like the 60-30-10 rule and the result is effortless and attractive
See all about this elegant Hollywood home here.
3. This modernist Australian bungalow
This modernist home demonstrates an important exercise in color. Bohemian Her terracotta is used for the walls in this Living Her room, while the interior and furnishings contrast sharply with the sleek and sophisticated gray and silver tones. The result is elegant and sophisticated, but not stuffy. Her combination of vibrant hues, black and white graphics, and curvaceous forms reflect a contemporary tribute to 1960s modernism and the influence of American abstract artist Frank Her Stella. .
Take a tour to find out more about this home.
4. Living room in Melbourne
This project by Angelucci Architects (opens in new tab) A masterclass in texture and color that brings real warmth to a small living room. Cheerful pops of red and orange, the thoughtful placement of furniture for conversation, and the graceful curves of wood paneling that bring softness to the space. love.
5. This neutral scheme
This Miami condo was designed by Tiffany Howell of Night Palm for Jena Covello, founder of Agent Nateur. Most of all I love the shapes used throughout the space: organic curves, soothing waves, beautiful textures and fabrics. Its neutral color scheme is also evocative, filled with sandy creams, bright whites, and pops of dusty pink, transporting you to her pads of 1980s Miami parties. The main lanai overlooks the ocean and features oversized lounge chairs in all-weather velvet, providing a soothing soundtrack of crashing waves.
6. This Airy California Home
Bellingham-based Lisa Staton (opens in new tab) The mastermind behind this spacious and airy California home, the living room is where the bohemian vibe really kicks off with cozy pale schemes, vintage finds, and plenty of texture.
“The living room was all about creating a relaxed, informal atmosphere,” explains Lisa. “We upholstered our vintage sofa in flax linen and placed it on a plush thick rug in mohair wool. We took our chance and had the wicker repaired by a local maker and the chair dyed in a more neutral tone.
See the full details of this California home here.
7. This Chelsea apartment
New York City-based women-owned interior design firm Le Whit recently completed home (opens in new tab) It is also in the top ten living room designs. Art Deco with simple geometry, curved forms and long horizontal lines. Le Whit’s latest Chelsea featuring his style of design, plus tasteful pops of color and custom wallpaper illustrations by the client. His projects are full of personality and whimsy.
8. This minimalist apartment
This 4th floor apartment in South Kensington, London was designed by local designer Tara Fustock. (opens in new tab)transformed the interior of a contemporary home to match the surrounding grand exterior, perfecting a calm, neutral scheme accentuated by the clever use of color.
In the living room, the white walls leave the furniture and decorations to tell the story. Colors are understated and minimal, with the deep purple of the armchair, the lush green of the houseplant in the corner, and the brass accents adding a touch of luxury and sophistication.
“Color Pop was pretty understated compared to many of our other projects,” admits Tala. “It’s important to give voice to rich fabrics and juxtaposed color combinations to mask the noise of white walls and bring character to a room,” explains Tara.
Let’s take a look at the whole apartment here.
9. Hudson Valley sunken living room
Nestled in New York’s Taconic Mountains, this unique home features a sunken living room featuring the use of concrete and ceilings painted black thanks to soft furnishings and a neutral color scheme of browns and beiges. You can stay warm and cozy in and earthy rust. Large sloping windows flood the room with light, giving it a beckoning and cozy feel while asymmetrical lines and sunken nature provide visual appeal.
See the entire home here.
10. This house in Paris
This apartment is located in the far left corner of rue Verneuil in Paris.Kasha Paris (opens in new tab) will be completed in 2021 and fully renovated apartments with decorations in 2022. Spot on our list. It’s very chic and modern, yet at the same time pays tribute to the gorgeous architecture of the French capital in a tasteful way.