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Is the formal living room dead?

formal living room

Beautiful living room in one of the homes I recently sold – 1550 State Parkway

I can remember in vivid detail sitting in the living room of my grandparent’s house in South Deering on a Sunday afternoon in the middle of August, thighs stuck to the plastic covering of the ‘fancy’ sofa.   My beloved grandparents were peasant Italian immigrants but took great pride in having a home big enough to have a ‘formal living room’.  So how to integrate and decorate the room that many of us use as the place to hold the nice furniture, family photos and coffee table books; the room that rarely gets used?  The article below offers some chic, creative and affordable ideas.

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