59 Living Room Sofa Bookcase Design Photos And Ideas

The TV room features a USM credenza for the television; the couple’s Petrie sofa is from Crate and Barrel. The coffee table is custom.
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Brooklyn, New York
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
From the 33rd floor, the view of Lake Michigan is expansive. Linen curtains from The Shade Store filter sunlight. Extra lighting is provided by LED ceiling lights, a Tatou F floor lamp by Patricia Urquiola, and a Copycat table lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos.
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Chicago, Illinois
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
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.
Bornstein derives endless inspiration from his massive collection of design books. The clip lamps attached at the top shelf provide an easy, and targeted, lighting scheme.
The first thing visitors see as they enter the house is Bornstein’s impressive collection of architecture and design books. The sofa and chair were designed by Bornstein for Swedese.
A pressed-steel Parallel shelving system by Terence Woodgate holds books and mementos.
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More color is found in the living area's tapestries, including a round rug and  multiple sofa pillows. A contemporary brass and glass pendant light hangs above the glass coffee table.
Apartment #3 has a distinctly retro vibe.
Around the corner from the foyer, there’s a set of Epos Elan 10 speakers in cherry cabinets.
Lara and Ethan Pagnier have hosted over 40 travelers since joining Airbnb, and it's easy to see what attracts them. Apart from owning a spotless home in San Francisco's coveted Mission district, the pair are natural hosts.
Visitors to the home are greeted by a George Nelson Bubble pendant in the entryway, a striking counterpoint to the home’s traditional shingle facade.
Vince chose most of the furnishings in the house, including a pair of Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chairs for Knoll in the library.
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Large sliding glass doors suspend the living room within the landscape for family gatherings or larger events.
A row of Nahtrang pendant lights creates an axis, anchored by the enormous custom bookcase framing the dining room artwork. The seating at lower left is the ASA Armchair by Bernardo Senna; the dining table charis are by Martin Ballendat for Anima Domus.
Main House Great Room with One of Two Fireplaces
The move has helped the couple pare back on material items. Annette offers some sage advice for homeowners who are looking to do the same: “There are so many things we accumulate that we don’t need. If it doesn’t fit now, it’s not going to fit any better in a couple of years. If you don’t like it now, you’re not going to like it any better in a couple of years. Give it to someone else who needs it and who’s going to appreciate it.”
Upper Living and Skylight
Wes Mahony lounges on a Tufty-Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia in the family room that architect Emily Jagoda created for his family in their tree-damaged garage in Santa Monica.
The most immediately striking feature of this 1,400-square-foot in a 21-floor high-rise is the shelving unit/room divider between the kitchen and living area.
The addition of custom steel-and-glass windows significantly opened up the apartment, adding visibility and light between spaces in this family-centric environment. Muted blues and grays in pastel tones keep the space feeling soft, cool, and relaxed, while the Conran Pembury sofa, La Redoute tables, and Petite Friture pendants add a distinctly contemporary air.
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Straight on view of living area.
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Open living area.
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The living-dining room replete with a Wells sofa from Room and Board, occupies what was formerly a classroom.
After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
The living room is cozy, but large enough to seat a few friends.
Mathieu Vinciguerra reads in front of his apartment’s signature storyboard shelves.
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.
Colourful furnishings animate the space. Thonet armchair, Jardan Nook lounge and Hay side tables provide a comfortable, deliberately low key setting.
View to entry vestibule.

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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