Family rooms

Inspiration for today – the family room, the living room, the sitting room, the front room….. the all important Lounge.

We have several jobs on the go at the moment that require looking at the way we live as a family and now we interact on that all important ‘common’ ground. While I’m sure you all have a pinboard full of contemporary images – a few old pictures from Flickr show how although Western fashions and styles change over time, that space that we share never loses its importance in our day to day lives – the way we share things that are important to us as a family, the way we present ourselves to others, the way we interact. While the details and decorations change, and the rooms start opening up – the essence remains the same…..

Living-room with grand piano

Mrs. Lucy Libertime and family, Johnnie, 4 years old, Mary 6 years, Millie, 9, picking nuts in the basement tenement, December 1911

Family finishing pants. None of them spoke English. New York City, March 1912

Living Room Cauthorn Hall

Nederlands gezin jaren '50 / Dutch family in the fifties

Sinnard Living room “after”

living room

Carolyn Brobrek in Living Room of Her Home at 99 Cowper Street

Sandra Bruno Straightens a Pillow in the Immaculate Living Room of Her Family's Home at 39 Neptune Road


Now while I’m happy with many many different styles, if the last two images remind you of your own current living room – it may just be a good idea to get in touch for just a tiny bit of a refresh …. 🙂

Have a great long weekend everyone!



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