490 Living Room Chair Ceiling Lighting Design Photos And Ideas

The elegant, modernist-inspired living space boasts vintage Barcelona chairs and a Cassina sectional. The French doors lead out to the courtyard.
A three-dimensional bronze work of art by Denver–based Yoshitomo Saito hangs above the fireplace. From afar, it appears to be inspired by the surrounding bird sanctuary; however, up close, it resembles leaves. The wood-paneled ceiling and the wood columns are both original features.
The influence of the beach is echoed in the living room's sandy, stucco masonry. A wall of windows brings a sense of the outside in.
In legendary designer Jens Risom's home, the painted white brick fireplace is flanked by wood bookshelves that join to form a mantle.
The original circular brass Malm fireplace sits atop its new tiled platform in the opened up living room. Since the home's setting feels very park-like, the new covered deck—visible just outside the windows—was designed to add year-round living space to the home.
"I’m not trying to hide anything. I wanted to stay true to the industrial look," explains Owen Wright, the owner of this Brooklyn loft. Owen works with his building’s landlord and consequently has accrued countless pieces of furniture from both former tenants and Craigslist—including this 1960’s bright orange metal fireplace and pair of steel frame chairs Owen had reupholstered. A BoConcept sofa and coffee table Owen constructed himself complete the living room.
A Rais wood-burning fireplace heats the central space and the architectural element surrounding it was designed and installed by Charlie Lazor. The sleek, minimalist kitchen is outfitted with zinc countertops and the counter stools are by Blu Dot.
The living room and dining room were originally separated by a central fireplace, which interior designer Nicole Hollis removed to create this great room. She installed a modern, custom eight-foot-long open gas fireplace in the living room, equipped with sensors that automatically turn it off when someone gets too near to the flames.
The kitchen sits just off the living room area for easy entertaining. The roller shades are from J Geiger.
Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the stunning, panoramic view.
On the other side of the Cor-Ten fireplace is the living room. The custom Augustin sectional and the cocktail table are from Christian Liaigre, and paired with Ib Kofod-Larsen's Seal chair and ottoman.
The open-plan interiors are flooded with natural light, which streams through a wall of east-facing windows to the clerestory that step up and down with the design.
A cozy white oak window bench sits beneath an impressive Marvin Contemporary Corner Window, overlooking beautiful southwest vistas. This southern vantage point, and the window nook in particular, was a cornerstone of the home’s design and orientation.
The south-facing facade, where the sun sets in the evening, is the couple’s favorite spot on the property. Creating expansive openings with this exposure allowed an intimate and inspiring connection with the wooded landscape.
An inside peek of the Davis House. As a full-service firm, Risa's practice also handles interior design.
Windows and natural light surround the living room with a locally made Haiku Home ceiling fan.
This modern renovation of a traditional ranch-style home maintained the midcentury spirit of the home—and turned it into a showcase for the homeowner's collection of iconic furnishings.
Located in Portola Valley, California, this renovation of a William Wurster Ranch house began with a study of the home’s history. Inspired by original photos of the 1950s home, the renovation refreshed its significant architectural past without detracting from its Wurster essence.
Notice the striking ceiling joists, which are supported by traditional criss-cross braces.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing floods the interiors with natural light, allowing the living areas to feel bright, airy, and spacious.
An additional sitting area.
Extensive glazing and a strong wood-burning fireplace define the living room.
The lower level also features has a board-formed concrete fireplace.
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.
Michael Johnson’s answer to having little buildable land to work with in his design of Ruth Hiller’s Winter Park, Colorado, house was to elevate and cantilever the kitchen, living, and dining space over the carport, nearly doubling the home’s living area. To avoid a space-hogging fireplace, Johnson recommended a Bathyscafocus by Focus Creations. Hiller took the suggestion and now enjoys the warmth of a fireplace and the full square footage of her living room.
The living area’s Chicklet sofa by Ray Wilkes is covered in a Knoll tweed.
Artist Christopher Florentino says his respect for Gene Leedy drove his update of the architect’s 1963 Ellison Residence in central Florida: “Being original is important to me. I don’t want Gene Leedy to come here and be like, ‘Damn, you killed my vision.’” In the living room, George Nelson’s Saucer Bubble pendant hovers over Eames classics, like an LCW chair, a Molded Fiberglass armchair, and a Molded Plywood coffee table. Christopher found the lounge, an Eames replica, in a dumpster and couldn’t let it go to waste. A Warhol print hangs from the sandstone block wall; the Ekko mobile is by Matthew Richards.
Sited behind the entrance hallway and flex room, the living room retains its original footprint.
The Skelder globe light is by Lars Englund for Källemo; the Fox chair by Viggo Boesen and the Monet chair are from Sika Design.
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The living space has french doors leading to a separate study.
The patterned use of handmade Beldi tiles is used to delineate the space. The vintage olive-green leather sofa is from Mario Bellini Camaleonda.
A look at the open-plan living space.
The open-plan living room features a wall of glass with sliding doors that lead out to a pool.
A large piece of natural granite bedrock forms the backdrop to the game room, which is furnished with Round Iron Gear Table by Jerome Abel Segun and a Thayer Coggin 'Baxter' sofa. "This large element in the game room features a small bar area which is also the transition zone from the sophisticated finishes of the majority of the house to a mine shaft theme, as one travels back into the mechanical area along rough-cut bedrock walls," adds the firm.
Sliding doors lead to the central courtyard, providing easy indoor/outdoor living and effortless entertaining.
The great room features an open floor plan, as well as a vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling.
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A look at the living and dining spaces housed in the guest wing.
Simple wood and brick contrast the industrial character of the concrete and steel, while also serving as sound dampeners.
"Every good RV renovation starts with a couple douses of light-colored paint," says Lauren. "We literally painted everything we could with Sherwin Williams Passive Gray. The change was dramatic, even from just some paint."
Greene's golden retriever, Hudson, hanging out in the living room.
Expansive glazing creates a continuous visual connection between the interior living spaces and exterior patio.
Modern, chic furnishings and colorful artwork create a stylish interior setting.
Rich, barn-like wooden beams punctuate the sleek, airy interiors, adding texture and character. Pops of color from the bright pink sofas, combined with the hand-knotted rugs, add a sense of luxury to the polished concrete floors.
 The kitchen island has been custom-made. The distinctive Zyklus lounger is by Peter Maly.
A look at the living room vignette. All original ornamental details have been pared down to fit into the context of a more modern aesthetic.
Thanks to the central atrium and wall of glass, the living room benefits from natural lighting on both sides.
The tongue-and-groove ceiling has been painted a crisp white, helping the interiors to encompass a bright, airy feel.
A massive concrete hearth, placed just off center, anchors the living room. The Douglas fir floors have been painted a creamy white.
“Stone, timber, heaviness, masculinity were definitely very big a few years ago, but now it’s becoming more feminine, intricate, and delicate as far as architecture,” explains architect Jamie Daugaard.
The original layout had a tiny living area in the front that wasn’t spacious enough to accommodate entertaining. To create more space, Tang converted the second floor into a larger living room. Here, chairs and sofa from All Modern; drapery and rug from West Elm; fireplace custom-finished in Venetian plaster; light fixture from Lambert et Fils.
The wall of glass brings a sense of the outdoors in—a sensibility that Eichler homes are well-known for possesing.
A wood-burning brick fireplace anchors the space.
Aside from Bisazza tiles, “all American materials” were used for the fitouts and finishings.
The post-and-beam construction of the open-plan living room.

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.