Living Rooms

A comfortable living space is about layers, creating conversational seating, and building a sensible room that’s both visually and functionally stimulating. See our favorites here.

A sun porch off the main living room is one of the family’s favorite parts of the house.
The Zizmors extended their living room by installing an 8-by-15-foot sliding glass door, which leads to an outdoor...
The Pyatt/Kahn family's 1940s cottage hadn't seen significant updates in its six decades.
Even in a wide-open loft space, it’s possible to create cozy furniture groupings.
The main living area.
William Massie relaxes inside the utterly unique interior of his America House 08.
The Citrons inherited the Modernica sofa, chaise, and table from the previous owners.
Two pieces from E15’s Shiraz sofa flank...
Mirroring the palette of the kitchen shelving, a large graphite frame lines the windows in the living room, which is...
Distinctly modern fixtures in bright hues—such as this exquisite Le Deun pendant—hang in every room, providing what...
A view of the lower living space on the ground floor.
The living room is the one room in the house that feels particularly spacious thanks to its soaring ceiling.
The cozy interior is wrapped in hemlock wood, which Esherick also used in the house he designed following this one in...
In the living room of a remodel in Seattle, the fireplace was powder-coated orange to complement the vintage...
A mid-century Australian sofa discovered at a flea market and vibrant, eclectic art soften the architectural edges of...
The original leather sofa introduces an additional texture to the living room, and loud wallpaper brings a splash of...
With the free-floating birch pod defining the space, and the massive Venetian chandelier accentuating the volume, the...
This trapeze was made by my trapeze teacher when I was living in San Francisco and going to circus school.
A Corbusier chaise and Eileen Gray end table fill out the corner of the couple's high-ceilinged living area, which...
Here's a bird's eye view of the living area from the loft.
Poteet sheathed the walls and floor in bamboo ply.
Since the only spot for a sink was within the main living space, Poteet designed a wide, sculptural basin that would...
The living room has a Dadone sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia and a Safari chair by Arne Norell.
An expanse of windows along the transparent, glass-filled southern facade keeps the main living area well-lit during...
focusing attention on an Eames rocker, a rug by Peace Industry, and a live-edge coffee table by Cheng+Snyder.
Jason lounges in one of two armchairs by midcentury designer Milo Baughman in the parlor-floor living room.
The oversize conference table in Bob Weinstein’s live/work loft (like the cocktail table in the foreground) was...
Rocks dug up during construction were saved and incorporated into the poured-concrete floors and walls.
The open-plan living spaces act like a “giant kitchen” that invites guests to mingle throughout the house.

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