Made of fieldstone from a nearby town, the hearth provides an organic focal point in the living room. Above it, a trio of resin bird silhouettes by Phillips Collection—a gift from Thom — pays tribute to the Canada geese that soar above the house each fall.

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Flanked by a pair of rope-wrapped floor lamps and rattan shades, a vintage daybed covered in soft blue stripes hosts nappers and puzzle-players alike. An old trunk-turned-coffee table serves up striking weathered storage, and a round sisal rug offers a natural element underfoot.

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To create symmetry in the living room, the owner of this Texas home hired a contractor to relocate the corner hearth with a new one, centered on the wall opposite the open kitchen.

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Drop cloth slipcovers makes for a durable, family-and-pet-friendly furniture covering in this Tennessee living room. For the upholstery, the owner chose boc pleats that leave the legs exposed, while a vintage Orley stove adds old-fashioned charm.

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"Cabin" doesn't have to be synonymous with "masculine." The home-owner brought in soft touches such as the plush coffee table from Wisteria.

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The secret to this inviting Tennessee living room is the top-to-bottom texture, from the scuffed beams to the velvet armchairs to the linen draperies flanking the dark gray doors.

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The owner of this Georgia home shopped for elegant accents in his own home-good store and found the corduroy-upholstered wing chairs, fern-printed pillows, and antique demijohns.

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French leather club chairs from Wyatt Childs, plus a pair of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofas, serve up plenty of cozy seating in this lodge inspired room.

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In this Atlanta loft's living room, Aidan Gray wingback chairs complement a sofa the homeowner found at a Paris flea market. The subdued pallet compliments the European chic style of this living room.

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The owners of this Tennessee home filled in the blanks with new upholstered furniture that wears relaxed, washable slipcovers. Although the family room's Persian rug might look fancy, it secured its prime spot based on practicality.

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The owner of this Texas home fashioned the frame of the daybed using a $25 flea-market door and pallets. The pillowcases? Old grain sacks, natch.

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The all-white backdrop cleared the way for a crisp and cozy color scheme of grey, black, and green. Gingham curtains and plaid pillows play up the preppy country feel of this Georgia log cabin.

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Think every living room needs draperies? Think again. Here, bare windows make for a refreshingly streamlined look that also takes advantage of this Sarasota, Florida house's beautiful light.

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Country star Ronnie Dunn's first objective in his living room was to highlight the surrounding natural beauty. Though barns are traditionally without windows, Ronnie's interpretation features large ones, which allow the sweeping views.

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This North Carolina farmhouse proves that you don't have to spend big to have a charming home. The repurposed sofas cost a mere $100, and the bookcase display's antique quilts, Indian clubs, books and candlesticks.

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A wall of thrift-store paintings of the same subject can have even more impact than a single, more expensive piece. Case in point: the floral-filled gallery wall in the living room of this Texas farmhouse.

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Since the room doesn't get much direct sunlight, Jenny decided to brighten up the space with white paint. She also chose a leather couch, because it holds up well to kids and pets.

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The couple filled the home with wall-to-wall white. It's crisp and clean — and it reflects light, making rooms look bigger. Smaller objects in the same palette (pillows and dishes, for example) blend seamlessly.

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Designer Whitney Leigh Morris and production coordinator Adam Winkleman found a tiny (362 square feet!) home in Venice Beach, CA — their ideal location

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The reflective trio—two gilded, one faux bronze—amps up the space's natural light. To reinforce the open, airy feel, Janet favors glass accents, like the vases on the writing desk and the cloches atop the china hutch.

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In the living room, Marian covered the Gustavian-style sofa (a $100 thrift-store find) in antique hemp sheets, her go-to stain- and stretch-resistant fabric. An old factory cart, that came with chippy blue-and-white paint, was repurposed into a coffee table.

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The centerpiece of the family room is a cane-back sofa with blue buffalo-check upholstery.

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Comfy mint sofa? Yes please! Minty home decor gives this living room a coastal vibe.

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A red, buffalo-check-print sofa is the statement piece of this Texas farmhouse family room.

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A floor-to-ceiling bookcase in this barn library holds a collection of vintage children's books on this farm with storybook charm.

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