Midcentury Modern Sitting Room With Stone Fireplace
A rustic stone fireplace can't compete with the retro style in this sitting room. Graphic wallpaper and a starburst clock surround the fireplace, while midcentury modern chairs and a round coffee table form a small fireside seating area.
Glass details in this modern living area define the space and serve its main function of highlighting the spectacular ocean view. In a sitting room, four Mid-Century Modern chairs rest atop a neutral shag rug, offering a prime perch for enjoying the scenery. A unique glass-encased wine cellar divides the sitting room from the modern living room.
Give your version of midcentury style a more personal look by letting your home’s geographic location influence the design. For this house in Austin, Texas, for example, designer Christen Ales, chose colors and motifs that nod to the southwestern site—and yet still have a midcentury look. “The décor mixes fun bohemian patterns and textures, like this wallpaper from Cavern Home, with modern and more traditional Mexican style furniture silhouettes for a clean, but eclectic look,” she says.
Blue Gray Midcentury Modern Sitting Room With Plush Sectional, Retro Inspired Coffee Table and Patterned Rug
Bare walls give a simple, stylish look to this living room design. A midcentury modern wood coffee table sits over a cream patterned area rug. The blue-gray sectional fits the corner of the room maximizing available floor space. A wood cabinet serving as the entertainment center perfectly compliments the wood stain of the coffee table and chair.
Blue and Brown Midcentury Sitting Room With Red Chairs
Sometimes a smaller space can be exactly the right size to experiment with bold patterns and colors. In this sitting room, textured neutral wallpaper is a good jumping off place for the rich blue patterns and red chairs.
Midcentury Modern Formal Sitting Room with White Sofa and Live Edge Wood Art Piece
This elegant, white sofa is the focal point in the formal sitting room that overlooks the patio. The live edge wood art piece helps to make the teal walls pop while bringing a piece of the outdoors into this design. The white fabric of the sofa reflects the light from the large window to the right, making the space feel warm and bright, while the yellow flowers add a pop.
Midcentury Modern Sitting Room Features Built-In Workspace
At the other end of this midcentury modern sitting room, a built-in desk and bookshelves provide an unassuming space for reading and working. A plush gray area rug below coordinates well with the stormy ceiling, tying the sensible, cool-toned look together.
Posh Sitting Area With Gray Accent Wall and Metallic Sofa
Gray hues are paired with a neutral stone wall and parquet flooring to give this sitting area a luxurious feel. A glass coffee table sits between two midcentury style armchairs and the metallic sofa, while two additional brown leather chairs are placed on either side of the fireplace. A modern chandelier offers a final touch.
Midcentury Modern Sitting Room Features Marbled Ceiling
With matching armchairs, a plush chaise lounge and a Sputnik-style light fixture, this neutral sitting room brings midcentury modern design into the present. Overhead, an elegant marbled ceiling creates visual interest and encourages quiet reflection.
Glass-Walled Malibu Sitting Room with Modern Chairs
With its wall of glass, this mod coastal sitting room feels almost suspended over the water. Mid-Century Modern furnishings create a cozy seating area with views of the outdoor dining room and the wide expanse of water beyond. A modern light fixture draws the eye without distracting from the spectacular view.
Mid-Century chairs with a space-age flair draw the eye and set the tone for this dramatic Malibu sitting room. A wall of glass provides a breathtaking ocean view that's nearly uninterrupted thanks to low-slung furnishings and a clear-glass modern light fixture. A shag carpet grounds the seating area, visually connecting the space to the sandy shore beyond.