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The formal living room REDEFINED in the best way ever

Hello and happy almost spring!

After what feels like an eternity, we are SUPER DUPER excited to be shooting and sharing our work again.

Today's featured project is the residence of a young LA power couple who bought their "forever home" in one of the city's oldest, grandest neighborhoods - Hancock Park's Windsor Square - during the early days of the pandemic.

When they called us, the very first thing they said was that they would have ZERO use for a traditional living room. After all, the living room is often the least used space in a home, with everyone gravitating instead to the more relaxed and fun kitchen and/or family room.

But that doesn't mean the living room is dead. For these clients - and honestly, many clients - it just needed to be redefined.

The design challenge we were given was to create a living room our clients would actually use, with a full bar, games tables, a big TV and a baby grand piano - all with the vibe of a relaxed but hip Hollywood private members' club.

Needless to say, these are the kinds of projects that remind us just how much we LOVE WHAT WE DO.

Here is how the "living room redefined" turned out:

Update: Our clients LOVE the space and USE IT EVERY DAY - whether it's sitting with their young son and playing a board game, or just enjoying a casual dinner at the bar, which feels a lot more fun and special than eating at a table. They've even started taking piano lessons, which is a great excuse to spend more time in this fabulous room. And now that they are back to entertaining, they've found that no longer are guests spending most of their time in the kitchen. Meanwhile, because the "living room" is directly opposite the dining room, it makes for a seamless transition from drinks to dinner, then back to drinks again. (Who needs to go out when you have a set-up like this?)

Speaking of the dining room, we wanted to continue our playful and sophisticated spin on a traditional home - this time with a bold color (Benjamin Moore Ocean Tropic) and a grand, heirloom-quality dining table. See below:

Side note: Our clients waited 14 months for the dining table and chairs - an absolutely bonkers lead time, during the worst days of the supply chain crisis. But we helped them source a temporary set during the delay.

As we hope the pictures show, the wait was more than worth it.

A SENSE OF HOME installation is in 6 weeks and we are looking for donations.

22 Interiors is thrilled to be giving back to the community by furnishing a home for a young person aging out of foster care, via our partnership with A Sense of Home. Our install date is May 21st. Please reach out if you have furnishings - we have gotten amazing donations already through our vendors and clients but still have more to collect. Specifically we are looking for a queen size bed, nightstands, a small dining table and chairs, counter stools, and lighting of all kinds.

Please follow A Sense of Home on instagram to learn more about the amazing work they do, and let us know if you have items to donate.

Thank you for reading! Hoping to share more projects with you over the next few months so stay tuned for more goodies.

Lucie and the 22 Interiors team

Photos by Noah Webb

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