I'm always drawn to living rooms that have cream or antique white walls and slipcovers/cushions. Since that's not practical when one has a dog, I would still like the walls to be cream or antique white. The sofa would be a deep red leather with a matching armchair and hassock. Other chairs would be wrought iron with light-colored cushions that have birds on them. The coffee table and other tables in the room would be black wrought iron with glass tops. I'd like the rest of the furniture to be light-colored, painted in an antique style, decorated with birds. And there would be mirrors and paintings on the walls. For the rugs, I like red orientals.