Funny how as the years pass, older styles become ageless rather than looking dated. If you go with a look that has at least 50 years under its belt — say, midcentury modern — it won’t go stale, says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. For the backdrop, it’s smart to create a simple and versatile setting: here, the clean lines of the fireplace and the neutral tones of the flooring allow the period furnishings to make the statement (and allow you to change your mind down the road).
Full-length floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami in the living room of HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. Two polished chrome-based, frosted-glass hurricanes illuminate the space and lend ambiance during evening hours.
The warm navy, cream and raspberry colors in this living room work together to create an inviting midcentury modern look. The cream shag rug grounds the space, and windows treatments make the room feel more intimate.
A gray paneled accent wall lends dimension to this Bedford, New York, living room, drawing the eye to the chic black and white artwork above the sleek fireplace. A full-scale renovation opened up this once-dark farmhouse, lifting ceiling heights and transforming the space into a livable, comfortable family home. Modern furnishings blend effortlessly with period architectural details.
This light and bright living room boasts a tufted white leather sofa with a matching set of armchairs. A metallic coffee table sits at the center, while a gray shag area rug is positioned underneath. Recessed lighting and a metallic arc floor lamp illuminate the space.
This traditional living room features an updated upholstered sofa and chair. A rustic wood coffee table and colorful accent pillows catch the eye, while layered rugs delineate the space from the rest of the room.
The new living room in the Sarlo home is bright and spacious. It is located down the hall from the kitchen and next to the wine bar. With a new built in flat screen tv, and new sound system and new modern furniture, this room is perfect for late night movies or parties. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins on Call".