126 Living Room Bookcase Chair Design Photos And Ideas

A large living space combines the best of all elements: exposed truss, steel framed windows, wood accents, simple pendant light,  and mod furnishings.
family room with barn door
Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Original details including mahogany and redwood walls.
Reclaimed Walnut and View to Stairway Skylight
Architect Albert Lanier transformed Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stockdale's Berkeley Victorian into a bright, open-plan residence that holds a treasure trove of work done by the couple and their friends. A small bedroom is tucked in the back of the upstairs aerie.
The homeowner grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood in a home built in the 1920s with plaster walls. "I wanted to capture something closer to that than the decorative plasters," she says. "More than nostalgia, this custom plaster is more similar, more appropriate for a building from that era."
The new penthouses underneath the garden feature teak wood — which match the natural aspects upstairs. The furniture was purchased by the homeowner.
Living Level
This box structure creates a second, lower ceiling above the living lounge.
Living room with the fireplace
Dining + Living
Bowie and Malboeuf’s unit occupies three levels facing the property’s backyard. The living-dining room has a mix of vintage pieces—a Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer and an LC4 chaise by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand—alongside furniture from CB2.
A lounge is furnished with a Mags Soft sofa, an Ella coffee table, and a pair of Ray Lounge Chairs by Foersom Hiort-Lorenzen, all from Hay, and a Wow ottoman and tabletop by Pedrali.
Built-in shelving and a gas fireplace with a customized mantel by Fitzhugh Karol preside over 411 Vanderbilt's living room.
The light-filled, lovely living room of 411 Vanderbilt.
The luminous living area of 409 Vanderbilt Avenue.
The light-filled double-height library.
The "stage" allows for optimal light and viewing conditions.
Friday 1 chairs by Avenue Road face far-reaching views.
Once the structural shell of a Deltec home is built, the interior is finished just as a traditionally constructed house would be.
The Davises’ living room is filled with modern designs, including two lounge chairs by Jens Risom for Knoll and a BoConcept sofa. Mary Jo created the artwork.
Near a Gent wood-burning stove by Thorma in the living area, an IKEA Poäng chair and ottoman provide a cozy spot for reading. Thanks to the passive design strategies utilized by Ovchinnikov, the house stays warm through the winter with only minimal heating required.
Tim reclines in an Eames Lounge. The bookcase behind him connects to the kitchen storage system.

Mill Valley, California
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The windows on the right look out to Manhattan. The blue Acapulco chair echoes the aquatic tones of the bathroom tiles.
Oscar Hagerman chairs flank the bookshelf in the reading area.
The cavernous living room takes advantage of its height with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
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Architect Tamira Sawatzky used Ikea components—one-inch Lagan butcher block countertops and inexpensive Ekby Lerberg brackets—when designing the bookshelves along the living room wall in the home/studio he designed for himself and his wife in Toronto.
In keeping with the island’s rugged character, the new home was pared down to the essentials. Even the floor in the living room, elevated during the construction process to give seated guests sight lines of the coast, helped frame the outdoors. With this philosophy in mind, Vieira da Silva sourced and designed simple, light furniture, such as the custom bookshelves made from “criptoméria," a type of Japanese wood planted in the Azores for construction. The floor lamp, a Sampei model by Davide Groppi, is set above a Lamino Easy Chair by Swedese. Both the sofa and table are also Swedese.
The original home occupies a prominent hilltop overlooking Silicon Valley and faces into the pristine rolling hills of a nature preserve at the end of the house receiving the new addition. Taking cues from dominant natural elements of the surrounding densely wooded hillside – boulders, bark, and leaves – SaA created a two-story addition with the visual weight needed to anchor the long axis of the extended original house. Against this, the architects balanced steel-framed stair treads and awnings that cantilever from minimal structural supports as if leaves from a slender branch.
concrete floors in family room
Meg Home | Olson Kundig
Meg Home | Olson Kundig
In the library, a Grant sleeper sofa by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is paired with a Cigar wall sconce by George Nelson.
A print by the abstract expressionist Al Held hangs above a storage unit by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The table lamp is by Isamu Noguchi, and the cork floor tiles are from Globus Cork. A Saarinen Executive Arm Chair is at the end of the hall.
The main house features Africal mahogany woodwork custom-built to Wright’s specifications.
The living room is anchored by a sofa and lounge chair, both by Børge Mogensen, as well as a Conoid bench by George Nakashima. An Isamu Noguchi pendant lamp casts a warm glow onto the Brasilia coffee table, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedese.
A structural steel wall in the living area doubles as a built-in bookcase. The side chairs, floor lamps, and dining chairs were salvaged from the Hotel Crillón in Lima. The daybed and coffee table were designed by Maria Eugenia Alvarez-Calderón, who helped Irzio and Lisette with the interiors. The fireplace is from Fireorb and, as throughout, the floor is poured white acrylic by Química Suiza.
The living room is five steps down from the kitchen and office space and features textured black slate tile from Olympia Tile, Voyage Immobile sofas with Farniente collection upholstery (a wedding present from Flanders’s mother) by Roche Bobois, and a rug from Turkmenistan the couple picked up in Jerusalem. The sliding glass doors are by Loewen and the glazing above is by Inline Fiberglass. Sawatzky relied on Wayne Arsenault for the custom millwork and carpentry.
An original 1961 Mole armchair and ottoman—an iconic Sérgio Rodrigues design made from oversize tufted leather cushions and rounded wood frames—sits in the office.
A suspended oak sideboard runs the length of the living room. The project leads designed that piece and the black-painted metal shelves on the wall; both were fabricated by Giuseppe Motta,a local artisan. A 14.1 pendant by Omer Arbel for Bocci hangs near one end.

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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