Here’s a contemporary formal living room furnished and lit with exquisite taste. This room is a masterclass in balance and symmetry, as the eye is effortlessly drawn deeper and deeper into the space. The grand chandelier is, of course, the main feature, anchoring the rest of the room, but in spite of its size it isn’t overpowering. At the back of the room, each perfectly framed in the large picture windows, a matched pair of large handsome lamps stand ready to contribute their second layer of light.