The interior of this sitting room mixes styles, textures and finishes for a sophisticated result. Decorative molding conjures Parisian salons of the past, while chrome coffee tables and sleek sconces are edgy counterpoints.
The slate gray carpet in this modern living room sets a dramatic stage for the Chicago skyline view. Cream leather sofas anchor the two sides of the room, while the sleek glass and chrome coffee table adds the perfect modern touch in the center.
A palette of cool neutrals creates unruffled harmony in this transitional living room. Floor-to-ceiling curtains add height to the space, while a boxy sectional utilizes the corner of the room to its full potential. The glass and chrome coffee table adds a subtle gleam to the mix along with the metallic end table.
Although in separate rooms, the living and dining rooms appear united and open thanks to glass railing along the cut-out wall. A white sectional and white chrome base coffee table enhances the bright and airy feel of the space.
A few simple furnishings, each with great character, pull this chic living room together. The coffee table, with its black lacquered top and chrome legs, has a strong personality that’s softened by the gray side chairs and transitional sofa.
A sleek fireplace is the focal point of this chic living space that blends traditional architectural details and contemporary furnishings. The bold navy sofa and glass coffee table pairs with graphic-patterned and chrome chairs for a welcoming, comfortable seating area.
Flowers and plants automatically bring life and beauty into a room. Pretty white flowers rest in a chrome vase atop a rustic-meets-modern coffee table, both rugged and elegant. Simple armchairs with patterned pillows seem both clean and inviting, while the flokati area rug brings an added element of funk and comfort.
Faux bookshelf wallpaper makes this media room feel like a library while vintage chairs add a masculine touch to the contemporary space. A custom media cabinet for the television allows for storage and keeps the space clean and organized. A black pinstriped sofa, a reclaimed wood coffee table with oversized chrome feet, and a silver multi-arm chandelier are a few design elements that complete this room.
"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.