87 Living Room Recessed Lighting Standard Layout Fireplace Design Photos And Ideas

Fireplace Detail w/ Custom Hinged Screen
Living Room
The chimney is clad in stone, with a fireplace on each floor, and can be seen through the large skylight in this living space.
A detail of the wood-buring fireplace.
The cozy living area features a white-on-white palette.
Living Room
In the living room, the ceilings were vaulted, which now adds to the bright and airy feeling of the open-plan layout.
The open-plan interior has been sheathed in light-colored wood to create a sense of enclosure, as well as an escape from the modern world. The low-lying exterior decks have been designed to not require railings, ensuring the sightline to the surrounding wilderness goes unimpeded.
An off-center skylight brings natural light into the living room, where the existing fireplace (inset) was refinished in metallic paint. A fiberglass Koishi pouf by Naoto Fukasawa for Linea sits by an Eames sofa. The painting is by Vanessa Prager.
The living room boasts original wood paneled ceiling and walls, and beautiful built-in bookshelves.
The upper level is home to the dining room, living room, and kitchen.
Walls of glass create a seamless flow—integrating the home into its surroundings.
Wooden ceilings ground some of the home's more industrial features in its organic setting.
This view shows the space from another angle. The door at the bottom of the staircase leads to the laundry area. The door to the right of the staircase goes to a modern wine cellar with a sleek mounted wine rack from Stact.
Silver has also inserted a home office that is located just off of the den.
"I prefer to think of it as a lower level because it no longer has the feel of a basement," explains Silver. A large picture window lets in lots of natural light and frames an atrium filled with succulents.
The opening to the dining area has been increased, and the square footage added to the original footprint has allowed for a grand staircase that now connects the lower level.
Across from the sofa, a concrete fireplace surround is topped with a custom walnut wall treatment.
While the exterior "faithfully interprets the typical formal themes of this Italian region," says the architects, the inside is much more modern and minimalist. Reinforced concrete walls and ceilings meet a red concrete floor, which blends with the courtyard outside.
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.
A peek at the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas.
The team also worked with Nouel to incorporate the expressive maximalism that the couple naturally gravitate toward.
Dining & Living
Shane and Claire have a one-year-old son, Malcolm.
The original flooring was a mix of parquet and carpets, with black slate stone at the entry and in the bathrooms and kitchen. During the renovation, the original HVAC system was replaced with radiant floor-heating technology, and the slab was recasted. The main rooms were then finished with solid walnut parquet throughout.
In the main living areas, two vertical veils divide the high, inclined ceilings, and also serve as partitions for the kitchen, dining room, and living room without completely separating the volumes. The living room is also connected to an outdoor gazebo.
Gorgeous metallic inspiration from Woodsin Rummsfeld.
The use of wood softens the industrial feel of the concrete.
The minimalist material palette is picked up on the interiors as well, where a black concrete fireplace plays off the polished aggregate concrete floors.
The living room opens to the courtyard.
Neutral furnishings and gray floors don't distract from the views.
The client loves to entertain, and Feldman Architecture delivered with plenty of communal areas both inside and out.
Glazed garage doors by Renlita lift up to completely open the home to nature.
Glass surfaces act as transparent room dividers throughout the home. Here, an open living area is divided by a ridged glass-and-steel-framed french window.
On the first floor, solid steel plates transform into a perforated metal spine, which cuts right through the building to the top floor.
The glass lenses of the circular pavement lights are a common feature on London streets.
Natural ledgestone surrounds the fireplace in the living space
On the southern side of the house is library and living room with a fireplace.
The living room features a double-height ceiling and anchored by the dual indoor-outdoor fireplace.
A wood burning fireplace in the living room.
Retracting walls of glass encourages indoor-outdoor living.
A green Finnjuhl sofa and table at fireplace, and pendants from Foscarini.
The mixed-wood floor includes cherry with maple parquet. The Pol chair is by Mark Albrecht Studio.
A WH Design sofa and an Arper Catifa 80 chair rest on a Nanimarquina rug made  of recycled bike tires.
Lift-slide doors by Dynamic Windows allow easy access to planted rooftops that serve as small yards. The staggered rectangular panes, also by Dynamic Windows, reference the home’s multilevel configuration.
The living room.
The open plan living room has great space for entertaining.
The living rooms opens to the backyard.
A modern cabin in Washington’s Methow Valley has a fireplace with glazing on to opposite sides, so its owners can watch the embers of the fireplace glowing from both indoors and out on the patio.
This home in the snowy forests of Eastern Quebec, a centralized fireplace was built into a custom, multi-purpose cabinet welded from sheets of hot-rolled steel.

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.