A comfy sofa and fun hanging egg chair offer plenty of seating in this spacious living room as well as prime angles to view the wall-mounted TV over the fireplace. Exposed beams hug the ceiling, adding character and architectural interest.
If you want to create an authentic midcentury look—and don’t have the budget for an “instant” collection—get used to going slow. Designer Chris Nguyen shares his own approach: “Persistence and patience were the keys to finding great vintage pieces for the pictured apartment. The best collections are built over time with careful selection from sources such as local and online dealers and even places like eBay and Etsy. Don’t be afraid of pieces that need a little work either, sometimes a little elbow grease or knowing a good furniture restorer will help you get that dream piece sooner and for less money than you think.”
Cozy Transitional Breakfast Nook in Open Floor Plan Kitchen Space With Marble Countertop Bar Seating
Upholstered chairs match the plaid cushion and blue floral throw pillows padding the built in window bench creating the quintessential, cozy breakfast nook feel. The wood table compliments wood elements used throughout the open floor design including barstools lined at the marble-topped kitchen island. Pendant lights over the island are leveled with the lamp shade chandelier above the breakfast table.
Glamorous Upper East Side Apartment With Gray Sofa
This posh apartment features an all-over white palette with gray accents, as seen in the plush gray sectional sofa with beautiful nailhead detailing on the back. The open floor plan allows for easy transition between the living, dining and kitchen areas, while lucite, crystal and reflective surfaces complete the look of the home.
Incorporating bold abstract art and large-scale geometric patterns helped achieve a unique and retro look in this living room. Yellow throw pillows add bright color, while a thick-striped rug adds bold pattern. Unique tables complete the funky, fresh decor.
Rugged woods from the exposed beams to hardwood floors bring a rustic quality to this bright, airy living space. A long buffet provides storage space for the dining area, as well a spot for serving food when entertaining.
A wooden starburst bookshelf features an artful display of books and accessories. Bird wallpaper brings a whimsical to the home office, which pairs a comfortable chartreuse chair with a sleek white and wood desk.
Naturally Lit Contemporary Dining Area With Banquette Seating
A built-in banquette lines the wall and curves with the room in the natural light cascading in from the row of large windows. A mix of throw pillows adds color and pattern details to the stylish neutral palette. Gray tufted chairs with patterned backs surround the remainder of the dark wood dining table.
Classy Breakfast Room With Vintage Chippendale Chairs
A family gathering place was created by mixing collective antiques and vintage Chippendale side chairs. The ceiling and inset wainscoting were painted French Blue to complement the antique wall plates and bird prints.
Every decision, from the floor stain to the accessories, was meant to keep this house feeling open and fresh. In the living room, pops of robin's egg blue and yellow make a cheery contrast with the crisp white walls.