130 Living Room Sofa Bookcase Design Photos And Ideas

An original brick wall with an arch opening frames views of The Press Room, a cozy lounge lined with paneled walls painted a deep cranberry hue to match the Press Room bar front.
The Press Room lounge is peppered with references to the building's ties to The Daily Picayune newspaper. The cranberry-colored room is anchored by a marble fireplace and a large custom brass light fixture.
A peek at the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas.
Inside the studio, sliding fir screens hide storage, utilities, and a bathroom. The ceiling and wall panels are plywood, the floor is radiant heated concrete. An Eames lounge chair from Herman Miller mingles with an IKEA sofa.
living room with navy blue couch, original artwork, and crown molding
Colourful furnishings animate the space. Thonet armchair, Jardan Nook lounge and Hay side tables provide a comfortable, deliberately low key setting.
In the living room, a pair of Frog chairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani join custom leather furnishings. The family can finally display all their books and artworks, including the large-scale piece, Topophilia-Imbuing in Monet, 2005, by Keiko Hara.
Colorful teal and green cushions decorate the built-in wood furniture. Simple open shelves extend along the living space, providing additional storage.
The Dining and Living Room
Miller House Sunken Living Room
Bornstein’s living room features an intriguing collection of furniture. The sofa is made by Swedish manufacturer Ire. The 1970s wood burner was a secondhand store find, and the wood table, by Bruno Mattson, was found in a bin at a recycling station. He inherited the lounge chair from his parents.
A pair of Molded Plywood lounge chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller sit opposite a BoConcept coffee table and a sofa of Paul’s design. For his father’s book collection, Paul created a library around the double-height staircase.
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.
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.
With its walls of windows, stone fireplace, and wood floors, this living area was kept much as Emery designed it.
The living room faces the rugged coastal.
Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Original details including mahogany and redwood walls.
Reclaimed Walnut and View to Stairway Skylight
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."
Natural light pours through the copious windows, filling the living areas with a sense of buoyancy, and allowing an unobstructed view of the vista beyond.
In the living room, ethereal white curtains soften the severity of the concrete walls.
The new penthouses underneath the garden feature teak wood — which match the natural aspects upstairs. The furniture was purchased by the homeowner.
Behind the wooden bookshelf in the living lounge, is a hidden staircase that leads up to the workspace.
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 view from the interior of the original home.
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.
Apartment #3 has a distinctly retro vibe.
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.
The dining, kitchen, and living areas flow along one long gallery-like wing of the main house, creating an easy space to entertain in.
The windows on the right look out to Manhattan. The blue Acapulco chair echoes the aquatic tones of the bathroom tiles.
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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.
Meg Home | Olson Kundig
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.
For the small yet open living space, Silvia included a sofa bed from Made.com, which can be easily pulled out for overnight guests. To the right of the sofa is the FLOS Toio Modern Floor Lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, while the artwork above the sofa is by Laura Jordan.
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.

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.