This Brooklyn living space showcases a clean, modern black-and-white color palette with pops of color throughout. The gallery wall with framed black-and-white photographs give the room a conversation starter, flanked by two velvet red armchairs and fabric-faced console table. Plush, creamy textures fill the room, from the faux area rug to the cushioned sofa.
A large black mirror with a frame comprised of tiny squares hangs above a fireplace with a thin metallic surround. A modern chair with chrome arms keeps a low profile off to the side with a large houseplant.
Living and working in the same place might seem confining at first thought, but this creative couple has come up with a solution. The answer, it seems, lies in making sure that you have enough room to fit both sides of a full life. This living room is proof of concept, as the rugged industrial space is charmingly decorated with modern pieces. A cool counterpoint to the warm wood and brick interior, an oversized rug clearly defines the living area, allowing the remaining space to be put to other uses. Meanwhile, ultra-modern accessories such as the abstract vases on the credenza and the beautifully patterned shades give even more personality to this space.
In the modern living room, windows create the illusion of being both indoors and outdoors, letting in plenty of natural light and reflecting off the white walls. A black, modern sofa and black modern chairs provide plenty of seating in the large space.
As seen on HGTV's Buying and Selling, this living room was given a fresh coat of white paint, while the fireplace was resurfaced with modern mosaic tile and black paint. Sleek, contemporary furniture and modern art pieces suggest a minimalist feel. New, airy white drapes let natural light into the room.
A fireplace with a stark black surround provides contrast in this modern living room, which features bright white walls. Clerestory windows allow natural light to fill the space, and a beige Barcelona chair and sectional offer stylish seating.
The white leather sectional and supersized flokati area rug give this downtown condo a lush and modern feel. The hand painted art adds visual interest to the wall space while the view does the rest of the work.
Black and White, Modern Christmas Living Room Design
Throughout her space, designer Ginger Curtis puts a modern, black and white twist on traditional Christmas decorations. Using her home's contrasting black and white color palette as a base line for her design, Ginger added white stockings monogrammed with her family's initials and other Christmas decorations like the Christmas wreath and the Cypress tree in the corner of the living room instead of a traditional Christmas tree.
A metallic trunk serving as a coffee table is the focal point in this modern living room. A streamlined sofa keeps with the clean, modern feel of the space, while a striped black and white rug adds a punch of graphic interest.