Have You Seen These Popular Living Rooms on Pinterest?



The other day I shared a post about the most pinned kitchens on my kitchens that’ll make you drool board. Today, it’s living rooms. Before I go on… These are not necessarily my most favorite living rooms, just the ones that appealed to the most people who follow my boards. They’re all terrific however, and I’ve included a few nice surprises.

Before I get to the pretty pictures, a few [dozen] ;] words about pinterest. It’s an amazing resource which if y’all don’t know already, it has just about everything on there you can think of. There doesn’t seem to be a size restriction on images, however and the other thing is that the majority of folks don’t bother with attribution. This is why it is so, so helpful for people to watermark their images. Again, that’s more unusual unless it’s a tutorial. In addition, many of these photos are not the actual photos from my boards. I went and sought out the bestest, clearest, images I could find.

One day, I want to share with you my favorite boards. My friend and colleague Carla Aston, periodically holds a “best of pinterest”   It’s a great list, so please check it out, when you have a few days vacation. ;]

Popular Living Rooms on Pinterest

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Mary Brown

photograph by Werner Straube

One of the most popular living rooms ever. And of course it is! It has all of the elements— superb architecture, pretty and soothing colors– classic furnishings and just the right amount of accessories.

anne-hepfner-living-rooms-on-pinterestAnne Hepfer

Here’s another one and let me tell you… it is not easy to find out that this is Anne’s brilliant work. She’s undoubtedly too busy to care [too much.]


detail shot of the trim. Alright. I have been doing this exact same treatment— Greek key border set in just like this for at least 14 years. And I’m going to be doing it again soon. What makes this so fresh is the pink. Pink is the new beige?

-living-rooms-on-pinterest-Capella-Kincheloe-interior-designCapella Kincheloe is smart. See the watermark? I posted this vignette only about 10 days ago and it has been repinned 18 times.

david-easton-living-rooms-on-pinterestDavid Easton

oops! I almost put in this David Easton! haha!

vt-interiors-living-room-living-rooms-on-pinterestVT Interiors

Love this blog! Always am happy when she posts because I know I’m going to get a lot of wonderful room-candy.


Leta Austin Foster


Unique Home Design

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 John B Murray Architects

This living room is reminiscent of everyone’s fave beach “shack” in the film “Something’s Gotta Give.” This beauty is or was on the market in the Hamptons for 44.9 million!


This one isn’t on my pinterest board— yet. But it’s from the same house. Wall color looks a lot like Benjamin Moore Par Four 470, a beautiful watery green

Aerin-Lauder-LR-living-rooms-on-pinterestAerin Lauder

I think it was Whoopi Goldberg who said that if you make it, it’s just your good fortune. If you STAY at the top— that’s talent. Aerin is so friggin’ talented, it almost hurts!

sarah-richardson-living-rooms-on-pinterestSarah Richardson

Alexander James-living-rooms-on-pinterestAlexander James

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John B Murray Architects with interior design by Stephen Sills

Okay. I cheated. This isn’t one of my most popular pins, because I just found it. However, I know it’s going to be a hit! I used to live just a few miles away from Stephen’s giga-gorgeous estate in Bedford Corners, NY. Every time I drove by, I started salivating profusely. He’s another interior design icon who one day, I will honor with a post. Not to be catty or anything, but one time I saw somewhere, maybe Architectural Digest or something that he was selling an antique bench for $60,000. What, did George Washington sit on it or something? :]


Marcus Design


Urban Cottage


Bill Burback and Peter Hofmann

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photo by: Max Kim Bee

blythe-harris-lonny-living-rooms-on-pinterestBlythe Harris via: Lonny

Another recently pinned image that was an instant hit.


vaaleanpunainen hirsitalo

Ya… That’s vut it says… I absolutely adore Swedish design and colors. [and obviously, I’m not the only one!] I find it so interesting… that in a place with long frigid winters, the Swedes favor colors that mimic ice. And in places like Mexico where it’s hot, they like their bright warm colors. Any ideas why that is so?

georgica-pond-interiors-living-rooms-on-pinterestThank you for the watermark!

I love you just for that Georgica Pond

martin-lawrence-bullard-living-rooms-on-pinterestMartin Lawrence Bullard

Lovely, lovely room and much more restrained that most of his work. Love it!

thom-filicia-living-rooms-on-pinterestThom Felicia

gerri-wiley-living-rooms-on-pinterestGerri Wiley

photo: Werner Straube

This is a very popular image and I had to look and look to find the source.

barbara-barry-living-rooms-on-pinterestBarbara Barry

If you missed these two posts that I did to honor Barbara, you can read them here and here.

living-rooms-on-pinterestMy Paradissi

 This pin surprised me with its popularity; not that I don’t like it; I do, but I think that there are better rooms that don’t get paid any notice at all.

clairborne-swanson-frank-elle-decor-living-rooms-on-pinterestClaiborne Swanson Frank

Well… she did an amazing job and then she put it on the market because the following images are from the real estate listing.




claiborne-swanson-frank-bedroomThe real estate images aren’t on my pinterest boards either, but not for long!

Is there a trend to be found with the most popular living rooms? Yes, I think so. I pin rooms with all sorts of palettes and yet, here the most prevalent color is blue, followed by gray, taupe, beige, cream and white. There’s the occasional pop of pink or red, but otherwise, pretty quiet. I love that too!



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  • Andrea - June 22, 2016 - 12:33 AM

    My husband is hungry, my laundry is piling up and my bed is unmade, but the answer to my dilemma must be here somewhere. You have addressed every possible issue, except .. alcoves and how to furnish them. We have a ‘music alcove’ in the living room, perfect for a grand piano. However, I like my piano on the opposite side of the room by the floor to ceiling windows so I can look at my garden while I play. I put a sofa with antique side table in the alcove. In 20 years, it has been used twice. I want to get rid of that sofa. The alcove would be perfect for a chess table and chairs, but we don’t play chess. Or backgammon, or do puzzles. It’s a good size alcove, plenty room for 2 chairs with a chest or library table between. If you have already addressed this issue, please direct me. Your very opinionated comments and common sense style helps me because I can’t seem to make decisions anymore..ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - June 22, 2016 - 12:55 AM

      Hi Andrea,

      You had me at floor to ceiling windows with the lucid sounds of your piano playing while looking out at the lovely garden. Maybe do a search on pinterest, or else call a designer for some help if you’re stuck.ReplyCancel

  • Laurel Bern - September 14, 2014 - 9:50 PM

    Hi Marsha,

    Thanks for stopping by! I know! Many images are just clipped from “somewhere” and it may be many, many, many removals from the original source. I have a bookmarklet in my bookmark tool bar which will show every iteration of a particular image on the internet. You can get it here. http://jarred.github.io/src-img/ if you’re interested. My best, LaurelReplyCancel

    • Marsha - December 11, 2015 - 7:19 PM

      hi laurel, many thanks for that link; i had not realized you responded to me until just now, when Isnooped finally took the time to look around at all your fabulous posts. Love them all, and have pinned many. Have a fabulous holiday season!

      P.S. pls excuse the horrible punctuation. Seems my tablet thinks it knows everything. I generally prefer lowercase only. Sighs.ReplyCancel

      • Laurel Bern - December 11, 2015 - 11:45 PM

        Hi Marsha,

        Snoop and stalk away! That’s what blogs are for! (and facebook, lol) No worries about the punctuation. The other day, I was typing on my tiny phone (have to get the upgrade soon!) and instead of seagrass it wrote Seagrams. I got quite a ribbing about that one! Happy holidays to you as well!ReplyCancel

  • marsha - September 14, 2014 - 9:16 PM

    hi larel, thank you so much for this post and for all the credits! i pin a bunch of gorgeous rooms which too frequently, alas, don’t include the credits because their sources were not included.

    btw, i love your blogging style of speech – i can almost hear you speak. lol.ReplyCancel

  • Robert Lieto - September 5, 2014 - 5:11 PM

    Hello Laura; The pictures are very nicely done. Each room shows evidence of the foresight, work and artistic vision of the Interior Designer. I tend to be somewhat critical of the Electronics Integration and in two of the shots, I would have offered options to change the impact of their position/display. I would still like to compliment the designers and their rooms as very well done.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Aston - September 5, 2014 - 11:36 AM

    All fabulous rooms. Thanks for the shout out, Laurel!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 5, 2014 - 12:46 PM

      Thanks Carla! I read recently on someone’s instagram a comment by this photographer. He didn’t get it. He said that interior designers are the ONLY field where we promote OTHER people’s work that we are in “competition” with. Fortunately, most of us online, don’t see it like that. Like Big Bird says, “There’s just one me and one you.” :] I love seeing what other designers like, aside from what they have done. For instance, I like everything in my portfolio, but I am catering to my clients needs and desires. I can’t say that in every case, what’s in the room was my first choice. But sometimes, what they ended up with is better than my first choice!ReplyCancel

  • Tone on Tone Loi Thai - September 5, 2014 - 11:05 AM

    All gorgeous!!! I’m also crushing on pink. Love the pink curtains with the Greek key border – a nice masculine touch! Pinterest is addictive, right? CheersReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 5, 2014 - 12:27 PM

      Hi Loi! It’s so funny, but the older I get, the more I am loving, loving blue and pink too! And most shades of orange. I used to always say that I was a “green person.” Well, I’ll always love yellowy greens and turquoise and teal and love that combination. I guess it’s good to have horizons expanding instead of narrowing. And yes, pinterest is addictive. lol [ but… it’s ALL in the name of business. hahahahaha! ]

  • Shanaz Razik - September 5, 2014 - 4:34 AM

    Great blog Laurel! Really Nice of you to do the effort to find the designer to give the credits. I for one always Make sure my images are watermarked.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 5, 2014 - 12:23 PM

      Hi Shanaz,

      Thanks for stopping by! Blogging has quite a learning curve. Right? I think that a lot of people don’t realize that they can actually get themselves in legal trouble if they don’t credit the photos. It’s not that common, but it can happen. In the beginning, I thought that all I needed to do was put their name down. I didn’t understand back-linking and how that’s so beneficial in the eyes of the google-god that we all must bow down to. lolReplyCancel