329 Living Room Bookcase Design Photos And Ideas

In legendary designer Jens Risom's home, the painted white brick fireplace is flanked by wood bookshelves that join to form a mantle.
City Cabin | Olson Kundig
City Cabin | Olson Kundig
Walnut storage, both open and closed, frames a black-painted wall with a fireplace at its center. The wall treatment can also hide a future television. "A dark wall is a great way to keep a large screen from feeling like a big black hole on the wall," notes the firm.
A collaboration between YUN Architecture and interior designer Penelope August, a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with landmark status used to be an egg and poultry distributor. Now virtually unrecognizable, the parlor floor is the home's open-plan living area. A formerly defunct fireplace was reactivated and clad with a custom-made, limestone mantle.
Built at the end of the 19th century, 411 Vanderbilt Avenue is a brick carriage houses that originally sheltered the horses and coachmen for an upscale estate on Clinton Avenue. The luminous living room features built-in shelving, custom cabinetry, and a gas fireplace with a customized wood mantel by Fitzhugh Karol further enhance the interiors.
This San Francisco home in the Theatre Lofts building, built in 1926 as a movie palace, was given a sophisticated upgrade by LOCZIdesign for a couple. A new study makes it possible for the husband to read and work late into the night, while the wife sleeps upstairs. The modern fireplace is clad in ceramic tile with a subtle textural pattern.
A Muuto couch in the living room.
Dawnsknoll optimizes the capture of natural light and cross ventilation, keeping down electrical costs. Interior/exterior courtyards, as well as the master and living room sliders, help circulate breezes. Sustainable heating is also introduced through radiant floor heating and domestic water heating throughout the house.
A living lounge with plenty of Victorian character.
Full-height glazed doors flood the interior with natural light and open up to an outdoor brick terrace.
Ravit Dvir Architecture and Design
The bookshelf across from the breakfast nook holds favorite books, crystals, plants, and vintage cameras.
The open-plan living room features a wall of glass with sliding doors that lead out to a pool.
"The column had to be affordable and nice to look at," note the architects. "So we bought a tree and put it right in the middle of the building. Between the tree and the facade, we have created new floors which are built in a spiral around the tree. This results in a very dynamic and open space."
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The living room opens to a spacious outdoor deck.
A wedge-shaped skylight allows natural light to suffuse the interiors. The architects preserved a palette of dark, natural materials on the ground floor.
Bigwood Residence | Olson Kundig
Bigwood Residence | Olson Kundig
Bigwood Residence | Olson Kundig
IOSA GHINI | Home and Showroom
IOSA GHINI | Home and Showroom
The space between the sleeping nook and balcony functions as a flexible living area.
The perforated structure enables ample light penetration, allowing the owners to look out to the street while still maintaining their privacy.
The living room opens to an airy enclosed sunroom.
The dining table is the Bonaldo Tracks table, while the dining bench is from IKEA. The window seat provides additional seating.
The layout includes an open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen, along with one bedroom, and two bathrooms.
From the open-plan living and dining area to the adjoining bedroom, the owner can enjoy spectacular views of the sea.
The blue cabinets of the kitchen run through into the living area with a softer natural oak top tying the room together. A modular sofa can be moved in different configurations.
Before the $17,000,000 restoration, the property had been severely deteriorated with crumbling walls and foundations, and had been named under the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2005 list for America’s 11 Most Endangered Places.
Leaving behind the Lounge, one re-enters the Living lined with white walls. Beyond the Black Wall is the Dining.
The Living room
Living room and a glance into master bedroom. The master provide lots of space on the custom made wardrobe.
Sliding glass doors integrate internal and exterior spaces, allowing a full use of the terrain.
Steel “waterfall” style shaped staircase, visually unattached, allows unobstructed view of the entire living space.
Living Room Area Interior Design,  Loving the Velvet couch
Fireplace Detail w/ Custom Hinged Screen
Though much of the interior was gutted, the west-wall fireplace was left intact due to the risk that removal could have had on the building's structural integrity.
Loft Living Room and Bedroom
The hammered copper side table was a gift from Francine's business partner, Carl D'Aquino. The pottery on the midcentury coffee table is by Alex Bauer.
The only feature that remains of the original home is the end gable wall. For the renovation, the stone on this wall has been left exposed. This feature, along with the wood-burning stove at the chimney area, are now the focal points of the living space.
Iron louvers have been used along the western facade to create a narrow corridor between the screen and exterior walls of the main volume.
In the library, black plywood joinery offers a pause from the entryway before the floorplan pivots to reveal a sunken concrete living area in the original front room.
High ceilings and a full-length brick fireplace are complemented by extensive glazing.
View of the living area
Double height living area opens onto the home's interconnecting courtyard and floods the living space with natural light.
The living spaces on the ground floor now consist of exposed steelwork with polished concrete, timber surfaces, and large Crittall windows.
Natural light and wood features connect the existing living area to the addition.
Beyond the main room is a bedroom that’s hidden from view with a curtain.
From the main room, passageways lead to the bedroom and bathroom.

The modern living room is one of the busiest spots in the house. It is where family and friends alike gather to share stories, watch movies, read, and unwind. As you'll find in the projects below, there are endless ways to configure a fresh living space with modern options for chairs and sofas, sectionals, end and coffee tables, bookcases, benches, and more. Innovative fireplaces add a touch of warmth.