Relax in Style in your Formal Sitting Room

Your Sitting Room is designed to be the delightful location for canapes and aperitifs for your Saturday evening dinner party or a brandy and book by the fireplace on a chilly night. This room lends itself to be a little extravagant whilst still encouraging comfort, cosiness and relaxation. It is the perfect Adult Room.

Whilst the Living Room is certainly the everyday family comfort room, for lounging, napping and watching TV, your Formal Sitting Room is your special “adult retreat room” to enjoy that glass of wine, catch upon some reading, wind down and simply enjoy a little well-earned adult luxury.You may also utilise your Sitting Room for your weekly book-club, ladies’luncheon or informal business meeting of an evening.

The Formal Sitting Room rarely includes a television as it is designed for calming music, interesting conversation, or quite simply, a little “you-time” with some peace and quiet.


Fireplaces add warmth and ambiance to any Sitting Room. Our ‘Cato Place’ Sitting Room is absolutely divine. We opted for a light coloured palette with some striking features like a fabulously textured hand-cut mosaic tiled wall that surrounds a stunning trimless gas fireplace. The fireplace on its own is simply marvellous aesthetically and custom made to client specifications. Above the fireplace sits a gorgeous brass mirror bringing the structural element.This formal sitting room oozes both class and comfort. Who doesn’t love relaxing in front of a fire?

These mosaics have a very tactile look with a warm grey palette. Brass accents are found throughout the space: light fittings, mirror and coffee table. Design: Birdblack Design Photographed by: The Evoke Company

Custom Joinery – Bookshelves

By engaging a quality bespoke joiner, you can double your Formal Sitting Room as a Home Library. Birdblack Design loves installing custom bookshelves to cater for books, board games and choice pieces of décor. Custom joinery should always be individually customised to suit the needs of the household, delivering in both practicality and functionality. Aesthetically, it should flow in perfect harmony with the overall design style, creating cohesion at every point. Custom made bookshelves add a layer of sculptural element to your Sitting Room.

A stunning solid timber display unit with LED recessed lighting, perfect for your books and photo frames! Design: Birdblack Design Photographed by: The Evoke Company

Furniture Selections

Birdblack Design is known for our collective love of texture, layering and overall comfortability within our home havens. Therefore we design all these aspects into our clients’ homes as well.Soothing aesthetics are perfect for evoking ultimate relaxation for you and your family.


Our ‘Cato Place’ opted for a textured rug between the lounges. There is nothing quite like the feeling of a plush carpet underfoot, particularly when it so very textured. That softness through your toes is just so warming and comforting.


This classic lounge suite is gorgeous lovely grey velvet – working perfectly with the warm grey palette of the mosaic feature wall. The navy blue velvet cushions work harmoniously with the solid timber and brass accents.

Coffee Table

Speaking of brass, this stunning coffee table is certainly a remarkable centrepiece of the room. Choosing complimentary furniture pieces is an artform in and of itself and is part of our Furniture Selection Package which you can find in the Interior Decoration tab on our website.

Colour& Finish

Choosing materials which are practical for the household is essential. Keep in mind surrounding materials, ensuring all your selections are complementary and work in harmony.

From lighting to furniture to colour palettes and material choices, ‘Cato Place’ really pulled off a fabulous Formal Sitting Room. Design: Birdblack Design Photographed by: The Evoke Company


Inject colour and pattern into your home through artworks.  Artworks could be something grand hanging from your wall, a print or a painting. Or it could be fabulous ceramic or glass blown beauty. The options are limitless, but Birdblack Design will always recommend local artists and studios to find something unique.

This stunning brass mirror acts as a sculptural art piece! Also a little trick of the trade: choose white ceiling fans to avoid detracting from such gorgeous pieces. Design: Birdblack Design Photographed by: The Evoke Company

From sipping on champagne at your Saturday night Soiree, to soaking up the silence on a Sunday, to sharing sweet moments with your significant other, the Sitting Room is spectacular and simply a certainty for all your special moments.

Written by Birdblack Design