Editor's Note: Today I am wearing Theory black skirt, Theory cream color silk top, and Vince Camuto shoes!
Today we are going to discuss how formal living rooms can be pretty and still functional. A formal living room is becoming a thing of the past in new construction. My theory behind this is that no one every used their formal living room. It was a beautiful expensive room that was only used on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. When I am designing a home that does have a formal living room, I make the room a little dresser that the family room, but still a room that a man would want to go sit in. The chairs need to be comfortable and the sofa does not need to be white. No one should be scared of his or her formal living room. They should want to go sit and visit with friends or family members or even have a glass of wine with their girlfriend. Occasionally, I will sneak a television in the living room either over the mantle or in an armoire. I am all about making every room in the house a room that you want to spend time in for one reason or another. Each room needs to be apart of your life. Here are some explains of formal living rooms that are beautiful and functional.
Last night for dinner I had a lamp chop with a power green salad. Delicious!
Who does't love Tina Turner! She is such a classic and I can't get enough of this song today!!