An All-White Living Room in Miami Beach
“I wanted to create a fresh, very bright beach home,” designer Charles Allem said to AD in 2006. He was speaking of his own pied-à-terre in Miami Beach, Florida. Seen here is the entrance to the living room. “The sculptural forms help maintain the feel of continuous flow throughout,” he noted.
One Futuristic Palm Springs Abode
Architect John Lautner and interior designer Arthur Elrod worked together to create this circular home in the Palm Springs desert. In the living room, which includes a fireplace and overlooks a pool, an Edward Fields carpet helps unite the space. The flooring is black slate.
A Blue-Tinged Room Fit for a Winter Cover
For their Winter 1967 issue, the editors of Architectural Digest chose this living room image to grace the magazine’s cover. Located in Pasadena, California, the room belonged to Ken Carmichael. The blue of the Metropolitan sofas, which were designed by Charles Lewis, was further accentuated by the cover’s border choice.
The Traditional L.A. Living Room That Made AD History
This cover dates back all the way to Spring 1964. Interestingly, it marked the last time that the magazine used a black-and-white photograph for its cover before switching to color images for the Fall 1964 issue. The living room pictured here was designed by the Barnett Brothers firm, and was located in Los Angeles.