Choose Your Favorite: Living Room

Our August “Art & Antiques” issue is brimming with inviting living spaces decorated with fine art, handcrafted furnishings and antiques that span centuries — and the globe. Which one of these sitting rooms would you like to spend a lazy summer afternoon lounging in?


Photo by Kimberly Gavin

This first room is part of a luxury bachelor pad in Avon, Colorado. Homeowner Mike Farr worked with friend and interior designer Tracie Schumacher, principal of Studio80 Interior Architecture and Design in Eagle, Colorado, to achieve the farmstead’s “industrial barn” vibe (think soaring spaces, exposed forms and raw finishes). Modern wood-grain-inspired upholstery on the B&B Italia sectional is a subtle nod to the farmstead’s primary material. The fireplace shows off Farr’s metalworking skills with a precise arrangement of steel plates. See the rest of the house here.


Photo by Gibeon Photography

Antiques dealer Liz Spradling jokes that this home in Jackson, Wyoming, is her “leftover house” — full of antiques and vintage finds that were once for sale in her eponymous Houston boutique. The reading nook, pictured here, is “everyone’s favorite room,” she says. The table under the windows is an 18th-century landowner’s table from Italy. Its top slides off to reveal secret storage places where a landowner would hide the money he collected from his tenants. On the adjacent wall, above an 18th-century French folk-art cupboard, hang 16th-century Spanish ceiling tiles called socarrats that “look like modern art,” Spradling says. To see the rest of this home, click here.

Which of these beautiful rooms speaks to you? Vote for your favorite in the comments section below.


Want to tour more homes from the “Art & Antiques” issue? Check out this beauty, designed in the classic style of the Tyrol, in California’s Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, here.