WahroongaTraditional Living Room, Sydney

This is an example of a traditional formal living room in Sydney with dark hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a wood fireplace surround and grey walls. —  Houzz
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hrk4321 wrote:10April,2018
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    Love this room..This would look great in a room like this.

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Vanessa Walker added this to Best of the Week: Formal and Fabulous Interiors5 August 2017

Location: Wahroonga, NSWWhy we love it: Because with its light-filled, view-embracing aspect, this 1930s Regency Revival home showcases a very Australian interpretation of formal style.

Anne Ellard Design added this to Expert Eye: 7 Ways to Arrange a Living Room for Conversation29 April 2017

7. Lose the TVI’m not sure this one would go down too well with my husband and son, but the complete absence of a TV in a living area will undoubtedly encourage occupants to converse with each other, or at the very least enjoy the comfortable silence between them as they read or simply chill out. Break the silence with some music and consider bringing the earlier mentioned board game idea into this space. In a family home where space is plentiful, consider having one dedicated living space for TV watching and a separate area for more social interaction.Your turnIf you enjoyed this story, like it, bookmark it, save the photos and share your thoughts below. Join the conversation!MoreBrowse lovely living areas on Houzz

Anne Ellard Design added this to Expert Eye: 7 Ways to Create a Focal Point in the Living Room29 April 2017

3. A fireplaceWe don’t get much call for fireplaces across a lot of Australia – in the tropical Queensland climate, for example. More’s the pity because nothing is more inviting in a cosy living area than a warm open fire. Regardless of whether the fire is lit or not, it can be an attractive focal piece in a living room when surrounded by an interesting fireplace. In this living room, the colour of the fireplace contrasts with the wall behind it, making it instantly stand out. Its central position in the room, along with the furniture’s arrangement around it, naturally draws the eye straight down the room to the white fireplace surround. Tip: The addition of a mirror above the fireplace, along with a centrally positioned plant and symmetrically positioned candlesticks and wall sconces, further help to draw attention to the focal point of this room.Browse more living rooms with fireplaces

IOANNA LENNOX INTERIORS added this to 8 Ways to Make a Living Room Layout Work5 October 2016

5. Take advantage of symmetryOlder-style houses traditionally have fireplaces in the formal areas. These are usually in the centre of the dominant or feature wall in the room. Due to their placement they often provide a wonderful opportunity to furnish a room based on symmetry and balance. Imagine drawing a line down the middle of the space and effectively mirroring the layout from one side to the other – as on the left, so on the right – with a couple of key pieces, such as a mirror, fireplace, rug, coffee table or ottoman placed in the middle.See more of this project

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Tami Sterling added this to Living Room6 days ago

Idea with only mantle against wall and small book cases beside it. Our plan shows only 2 ft built in's beside fire place which I think would look much like this

Hercules Design Build added this to Living Room Furniture Layouts8 January 2020

Add a contrasting chair by the fireplace, plus lamps and a coffee table.

Kathy Call added this to Deer Ln furniture7 December 2019

Not that I like this particular room but I'm not sure if I like the two matching couches facing each other. Wonder if two chairs across and one in area of piano or something sort of like that would be a possibility.

haeley harp added this to Balance11 November 2019

formal balance, the room is completely symmetrical

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