137 Living Room Bench Design Photos And Ideas

The living spaces of house, built in 1972 or 1973, were originally divided into three—a kitchen, living and dining area, and an atrium (previous owners had covered the atrium with a roof). "The new owners wanted the interior space to flow as one, so we removed the glass doors and solid walls separating the enclosed atrium from the kitchen and living room," principal John Klopf says. "Some structural posts needed to remain to hold up the roof, but overall the space was opened up almost completely. The floor was leveled, and the plan freed up." The rainbow print is a 1960s Herman Miller trade poster, and the Vitamin Water print by a New York artist. A Sapien book tower from Design Within Reach sits next to the TV. The sofa is IKEA.
Taking advantage of the improved atrium was a priority.
Taking a closer look at the core of the wave, you’ll find a relaxing hub for the teens to rest after a day of skating or surfing. To soften the factory-like atmosphere, track lighting with subtle LEDs were installed to create a more ambient tone—the final step in forging the perfect chill out zone.
A movie-watching paradise with a curved timber “wave” cascades from the ceiling to the floor.
The architects took about eight months to design the treehouse. Construction of the inhabitable sculpture, with its studio and lounge, took another 18 months.
Space is a commodity in most urban living situations. Without the luxury of space inhabitants are forced to be more thoughtful about their belongings.
Great Room with Living Room in foreground.  Kitchen at left and Dining Room at right with firepit at exterior beyond
Howard and Shumate in the living room, where Commune designer Steven Johanknecht introduced custom built-in daybeds with storage beneath. The carpet-fragment pillows are from Commune, as is the table, designed by Joshua Tree–based sculptor Alma Allen. The poster is by Mike Mills.
Architect Ester Bruzkus of Bruzkus Batek redesigned a compact apartment in Berlin to serve as her home. The previous layout had two bedrooms and one bathroom, but Bruzkus created an open-plan arrangement with only one bedroom to free up space. A folding wall can be pulled out for privacy. Custom furniture joins pieces by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and Gervasoni. The bathroom is enclosed within the black cube, which can be entered from either the bedroom side or the living room side. The paintings are by Berlin-based artist Niki Elbe.
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Tyler and Brown’s living room is packed with furniture yet manages to avoid feeling cluttered. The coffee table is a Nelson Platform Bench from Herman Miller, and the low tables are Tablo Tables by Magnus Löfgren for Design House Stockholm. The Nørreskoven fireplace is from Cleanburn Stoves.
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Living room window connection with orchard beyond.
Living room daybed and fireplace composition.
Entry foyer, suggesting a visual cue to turn the corner, but allowing for privacy upon entry.
A concrete-block wall and a built-in bench line the living room, where a photo by Robbins and a painting by Barry McGee hang near a Catenary chair by George Nelson.
Inspired by Russian and Finnish designs, the fireplace harvests hot air by sending it into the basement and radiating it into the room.
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Tehachapi Mountains, California
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High ceilings and clerestory windows fill the public rooms with light.
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Tehachapi Mountains, California
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
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Alexander and Apolo find a sunny spot for story. The slanting roof and ample dappled light makes curling up no chore at all.
With slate-colored walls, plenty of leather and wood in the communal areas, industrial-style decor and bedrooms with unusual reading-friendly headboards, Hotel SP34 is a great way to enjoy Copenhagen in style.
He carefully crafted the black walnut floor to fit like a jigsaw puzzle.
Soft earthy browns can bring a masculine feel to living rooms and studies. Choose wood veneers, furniture, or woven textiles in earthy browns to give spaces a grounded feel. For midcentury brown paint colors, try Behr's Cocoa Shell (HDC-AC-05) or Wright Oak Bark (FLLW623).
Andy Hong tunes out with his hi-fi system in the living area of his ground floor. The big room contains a kitchen, a washer-dryer, and ample work surfaces. “Since I travel a lot,” he says, “I really look forward to hanging out in the big room, catching up with my hobbies and doing laundry.”
A band of precast concrete, which holds a custom bench, wraps around the downstairs living area. The striped cushion fabric was purchased in Antwerp. A wood-framed AP71 lounge chair by Hans Wegner and a seat by Wim Rietveld, the son of famed Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld, outfit the space. Underfloor heating installed throughout the house allows for a flexible layout: “There aren’t any radiators cluttering up the rooms,” Jeffries explains.
Three interlocking materials: a self-heated concrete floor; double-glazed windows that let the outdoors in while keeping out the cold; and wooden panels manufactured in a Denmark factory are used to created this Copenhagen prefab home with interior birch plywood walls that give the space a warm and bright feel.
The world’s first carbon-positive prefab, by Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab with interiors of sustainably sourced plywood with formaldehyde- and VOC-free finishes.
“The design encourages the concept that less is more.”
One of the first homes built in Tuxedo Park, New York, was this “Techbuilt House” designed by prefab pioneer Carl Koch, with plywood interior finishings.
Locally sourced Canadian plywood was used for the flooring throughout the home, and all doors and windows were replaced with low-energy upgrades. The couple shares their space with guide dogs they foster through a local organization.
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One of the coziest nooks in the house is in the living room, a window seat where Cohen sits and reads. Because the large glass window in the living room is fixed, the smaller one opens to allow cross breezes and ventilation.

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.

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