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Photo By: Norman Sizemore / Mary Beth Price
Modern Living Room with Dramatic Windows
This modern, elegant space has magnificent views of the Boston Commons and the city of Boston. The massive floor to ceiling windows give this room a clear line of sight to all the city's finest attractions while letting in plenty of natural light. A sophisticated, neutral color palette, with honey tones and hints of green, add a natural, soothing undertone to the space, giving the family a fantastic place to enjoy their views and unwind after a long day.
Architectural firm Specht Harpman's goal with this modern redesign was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a sense of transparency that allows the landscape to flow through the living spaces. With soaring windows and uninterrupted views of those oaks, the main living room perfectly embodies this goal.
A short flight of steps leads down into this breathtaking living room where windows reach from floor to ceiling and the forest view is in sharp contrast to the all-white decor. Area rugs break up the white and bring additional dimension to the space.
This phenomenal living room is the epitome of modern elegance. Hard-angled shapes are repeated throughout the space from the doorways to the fireplace, lending a sculptural quality to the space. A neutral furniture set softens the space with rounded edges and delicate tones, while an aqua rug adds a bright pop of color.
This show stopping living room design creates the feeling of a larger space by using the stripes to draw the eye upward. Black and white walls add a sense of whimsy while creating a bold, daring statement. Beautiful, custom gray sofas draw frame the room and create a focal point of the fireplace that is defined by a black mantel with a white, marble slab inlay that adds softness to the room's design. Finally, a long, dramatic chandelier hangs eight feet from the floor to finish the space with a feeling of intimacy and warmth.
Bright, Modern Living Room Highlights Dramatic Ceiling Height
Dramatic fireplace detail and sculptural rings emphasize the height of this two-story living room. During a renovation of the home, the stairs were repositioned along the side wall, which allowed a new opening between the room and the adjacent kitchen and encouraged movement of light and views through the two spaces.
A stunning wall of windows keeps this modern living space bright and airy, with double-sided floating TVs installed above the contemporary gas fireplace, neutral sofa, chaise lounge and glass coffee table.
A white leather sectional is the perfect spot to admire 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.
A spacious white sectional provides a stylish and relaxing spot to enjoy a movie or take in the stunning Beverly Hills view through a lovely picture window. A skylight above floods the space in natural light, taking advantage of the gorgeous California sunshine.
Dark gray paint, an angled ceiling and dramatic window treatments draw attention to the beautiful window in this transitional living room. A daybed offers a spot for relaxation by the window while coordinating with the sofa to give the space a cohesive feel.