PROJECT REVEAL: Country House Sitting Room

 

A living room is a room in a house for general and informal everyday use.

family room is an informal, all-purpose room in a house.

great room is a room inside a house that combines the roles of several more traditional rooms (e.g. the family room, the living room, the study, etc.) into one space.

So what the heck is a sitting room?

sitting room is a room in a house where people sit and relax.

Yes. Please.

Aren’t we all looking for a place to sit and relax?! Sounds like somewhere I’d like to hangout at the end of each day, or Saturday mornings, or when a girlfriend comes over for coffee or a glass of wine. Since integrating this concept into our Country House project this is my new favourite room.

What is a Sitting Room? Country House Project by Calgary Interior Designer Nyla Free Designs, Architecture: DeJong Design Associates, Photographer: Phil Crozier

Situated directly across from the kitchen, in the heart of the main living area, amidst stone fireplace and comfortable chairs is a warm, inviting sitting room. Specifically designed for a family of four, who simply love to be together, spend time with friends and family and embrace the solitude of life in the country.

What is a Sitting Room? Country House Project by Calgary Interior Designer Nyla Free Designs, Architecture: DeJong Design Associates, Photographer: Phil Crozier
What is a Sitting Room? Country House Project by Calgary Interior Designer Nyla Free Designs, Architecture: DeJong Design Associates, Photographer: Phil Crozier

There is a great room in this home as well, complete with a sectional for lounging, large coffee table, TV and relaxed family living. The sitting room arguably promotes conversation and quality time together.

What is a Sitting Room? Country House Project by Calgary Interior Designer Nyla Free Designs, Architecture: DeJong Design Associates, Photographer: Phil Crozier

With the concept of the adjacent “not so kitchen, kitchen”, spending time in the sitting room doesn’t feel as though you’re in the midst of a utilitarian space, however one that feels warm, inviting and a place you could hang out, relax in all day.

Whether grabbing a snack, doing homework, reading a book or enjoying a conversation, consider the concept of a sitting room in your home!

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Nyla Free Designs is a Calgary Interior Design studio specializing in mid-high end residential design in Alberta and BC. We’d love to connect with you! Follow along for more interior design ideas and inspirations.

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