Finish the day with a glass of rare Irish whiskey in front of an open fire in the drawing rooms.
—adam erace, Fortune, "How to Have a Spectacular Day in Dublin,"18 Feb. 2018
The drawing room is still furnished with upholstered Edwardian sofas, desks, artworks, and a grand piano from Astor’s time.
—ellen scolnic, Philly.com, "Finding Anne Boleyn (and Henry VIII) at Hever Castle,"9 Feb. 2018
Bedroom reading is, Williams reminds us, very different from reading in the drawing room, or on public transport (the stage coach, at this period).
—john sutherland, New York Times, "We Are What We Read,"2 Jan. 2018
And of course there will be afternoon tea, served in the drawing room and back courtyard overlooking a placid lake, as well as a bar serving the finest cognac and cigars.
—christina liao, Vogue, "The Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2018,"23 Dec. 2017
Be sure to stop in to Duchess’ former drawing room as well as the banquet hall with its ornate ceiling paintings.
—Smithsonian, "Discover more of Thuringia’s rich heritage.,"30 Oct. 2017
Scenic designer Roman Tatarowicz creates an elegant drawing room that doubles as concert stage, thanks to the offset sound design of John Kolbinski.
—hugh hunter, Philly.com, "'Souvenir' at Walnut Street Theatre: Delicious, ironic view of Florence Foster Jenkins,"18 Sep. 2017
As theatergoers enter, the stately but decrepit drawing room on stage is conspicuously lighted by modern, industrial fluorescents; as the play begins, those electric lights retract and chandeliers of flickering candles appear.
—jesse oxfeld, Town & Country, "The Broadway Revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses Falls Flat,"31 Oct. 2016
That’s right: there’s an iPod in the Balmoral drawing room.
—Southern Living, "So Hip! Queen Elizabeth Is the Proud Owner of Two iPods,"27 Sep. 2017
The terms “living room” and “drawing room” are often used interchangeably in the world of interior design even though the two represent separate realities. So what are the differences between these two spaces? Although they both designate a type of seating area, they don’t both designate the same space.
What is a living room?
Sometimes also called a sitting room or lounge, the living room is the space where the home owners and family members gather to spend time together. It’s a space designed for recreation but also for entertainment, the space where guests are welcomed whey visit. The term living room is relatively new in comparison with “drawing room”.
What is a drawing room?
The term appeared in the 18th century and designates a space which is mainly used for entertaining the guests. It’s not a room where the homeowners would spend their free time but more like the space where guests are sited before and after dinner.
The two rooms can also be told apart by judging their location in the house. The drawing room is typically situated near the entrance and close to the front door so guests can go directly inside without having to pass through other rooms. The living room, on the other hand, is often found at the center of the house.
Furniture and design.
A living room is generally furnished with comfortable chairs, sofas, recliners and often include a fireplace and a media unit with a TV. The décor may include elements such as artwork, framed family photos, etc. The drawing room, on the other hand, is a more formal space. The décor is kept simple and tends to be mainly functional.