Gorgeous bamboo flooring in this modern living room goes wall to wall then takes a turn north and becomes paneling behind the large flat screen TV. The contrast between walls in this room is stark but feels natural. Low-profile furniture makes it simple to sink in and relax.
The open-plan, two-story living room centers on a large L-shaped sectional in bright white, hugging an immense metallic coffee table. Loft-style second floor space overlooks the room with seamless glass walls for safety and clear visual space.
Living Room With Bay Window and Orange Velvet Sofa
The inspiration for the living room came from the classic, Victorian architecture and bay windows that faced the street. A custom light fixture made of blue glass can be seen from the sidewalk. The sofa was a vintage find that was re-upholstered in a velvet orange fabric. A highlight for this room is the custom designed fireplace made out of hot-rolled steel.
Designer Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design, based in Nashville, Tenn., recommends using coffee tables with multiple levels for displaying items. This one, from Lillian August, a fine home furnishings retailer, is a brass table with a shagreen base and a top shelf made of glass with silver leafing on the backside. You can find a similar two-level design and mix of metals in tables priced for your budget. A mix of glasswork, vases and urns give it a glamorous feel, while the bust on a lucite base brings a rustic nature to the coffee table vignette.
Living Room with Custom Coffee Table and Plenty of Seating
The living room is relaxed yet tailored, with a perfect blend of custom and retail furniture, to accommodate large gatherings of family and friends. A custom-designed, reclaimed wood coffee table is surrounded by sleeper sofas from Design Within Reach, enlivened with Nubby Kliim pillows to provide texture and color.
Sleek, white furnishings by J. Mascheroni are punctuated by black accents, creating a harmonious design in this chic, modern living room in Lugano, Switzerland. Accent lighting rims the floor and ceiling, casting the space in a warm glow and making it feel as it it were floating in time or space. Expansive glass walls open the home to sweeping views over Lake Lugano and surrounding mountains.
So many windows and a ceiling that angles up make the interior of this contemporary cabin feel as spacious as the mountain setting around it. A huge rug with a geometric pattern unifies the large living area.
Architectural firm Specht Harpman's goal with this modern redesign was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a sense of transparency that allows the landscape to flow through the living spaces. With soaring windows and uninterrupted views of those oaks, the main living room perfectly embodies this goal.