10 Cozy Living Spaces We Love

A collection of some of the most inspiring indoor and outdoor living spaces from local homeowners

Location: Ono Island
White, washable denim slipcovers make Julia and Will Sledge’s living room a family-friendly space for their kids. A blue, white and yellow printed pillow found on Magazine Street in New Orleans anchors the sofa. “Will had to have the ‘Hotel’ art, ” says Julia, and surfboards from Etsy now frame the statement piece. Leather puffs from Serena and Lily have been a big hit with the kids, who enjoy rolling them around, stacking them up and occasionally relaxing on them. Featured in “Island Getaway, ” August 2016. Photo by Summer Ennis


Location: Spring Hill
Art and accessories take center stage in Judy and Robert Campbell’s living room. A pair of Jamali paintings hides the television, which has been custom fitted to rest inside the wall. Featured in “Empty-Nest Sanctuary, ” November 2013. Photo by Summer Ennis

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Location: Fairhope
The Milam family’s porch serves as its own family room. A mounted flatscreen TV hangs above the fireplace, hidden behind rustic doors. Featured in “Cottage Upgrade, ” March 2011. Photo by Summer Ennis

Location: Fairhope
Treasured photos and art surround the television in this keeping room, where homeowners Kathy and Don Richey spend much of their time. Their dog Major, a chocolate cocker spaniel, finds a comfortable spot on cozy, layered area rugs. Neutral furniture keeps the space airy. Featured in “Fine Prints, ” March 2015. Photo by Summer Ennis


Location: Magnolia Springs
The Malouf family’s original front porch is now enclosed but surrounded by windows letting in ample natural light and views of the greenery. The space is a great place to relax, visit and unplug. Featured in “Nestled Away, ” June 2014. Photo by Michael Mastro

Location: Ashland Place
Flags that were once flown on the Patrick family’s boat during a six-month stint in the Bahamas now hang in the family room in their Ashland Place manor designed by Debra Baumhouer. Featured in “Ashland Place Revival, ” March 2011.

Location: Fruit and Nut District, Fairhope
Judy Oxford’s cozy living room is a less-prominent space in the home that beautifully reflects Oxford’s interests. Old decor mixed with new pieces accentuate her art and collections. The white mantle, hand-crafted by her brother, is a family treasure passed down a generation. Featured in “A New Life with Deep Roots, ” June 2018. Photo by Justin Cordova


Location: Downtown Mobile
Maximizing every inch of space in this downtown loft, designer Darrel J. Williams incorporated cabinetry in creative ways. For instance, the half wall between the living room and bedroom features a TV unit and built-in display shelves on one side and a shoe storage space on the other. Featured in “Downtown Sizing, ” February 2013. Photo by Matt Gates

Location: Point Clear
With inviting old and new furnishings and modern artwork, the living area of Amanda and Robbie Bacon’s home easily brings the historic element into the present, creating a timeless, cohesive feel. Featured in “If Walls Could Talk, ” June 2015. Photo by Chad Riley

Location: Spring Hill
In Hill and Jonathan Aeiker’s family room, Hill envisioned a large antelope rug, and the room was decorated around the piece. Interior decorator Natalie Roe helped find fabric for the pillows that brought more pattern and color to the room while complementing the rug. Jonathan built the custom shelves and zinc fireplace surround himself. Featured in “Pattern & Panache, ” March 2017. Photo by Summer Ennis

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