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Wahroonga Traditional Living Room, Sydney

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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:
Mirror above fireplace - i love the mirror above the fireplace. would appreciate if you can share where its from. thanks
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Love this room..This would look great in a room like this.

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Ioanna Lennox Interiors added this to 8 Ways to Make a Living Room Layout Work
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
Anne Ellard Design added this to Expert Eye: 7 Ways to Create a Focal Point in the Living Room
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
Anne Ellard Design added this to Expert Eye: 7 Ways to Arrange a Living Room for Conversation
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
Vanessa Walker added this to Best of the Week: Formal and Fabulous Interiors
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.

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sarahb0628 added this to KT Living Room
I like the pop of yellow with the gray.
linle added this to australia
the lightest shade of blue walls softs it up
holmes_holmes added this to Interiors
Bookshelves either side of fireplace
Eiko Takeuchi added this to Lounge
No couch, but chairs in different colors
anne_durkin added this to Living Room Lighting
Wall lamps - not sure would light room

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