145 Living Room Recessed Lighting Concrete Floors Design Photos And Ideas

The front of the wall that separates the kitchen from this playroom is a chalkboard where the couple’s son can play and draw.
A view of the wine/fire lounge looking out toward the entry.
A cozy den with an original fireplace sits just off the kitchen. The fireplace, which appears in photographs taken by Shulman, originally had a two-story tall flue and was suspended from chains. Now, it sits securely on a stone platform and the flue ends at the first-floor ceiling.
Living Room
Traditional Santorini cave houses usually have long, deep floor plans with narrow facades, but with this house, the architects inverted the proportions to created a slender, rectangular plan with a 33-feet long glazed façade that opens the interiors to the pool terrace, sea views.
The ceiling slopes upward at the edges of the house to reinforce the sense of expansiveness created by the panoramic views.
Pocket-sliding glass doors offer seamless connection to the outdoors.
The screen helps to better ventilate the interiors. Shifting shadows cast patterns on the walls of the house as the western sun streams through the corridor.
Iron louvers have been used along the western facade to create a narrow corridor between the screen and exterior walls of the main volume.
Faced with a giant wall of glass, the new concrete extension houses an open-plan living area, dining room and kitchen.
The entertainment box includes built-in shelving and a television mount.
Feng Shui principles have informed the placement of the mirrored surfaces. In the living room, the mirrored panel has been placed so that the tenant can't see himself in the mirror when sitting on the sofa.
The living area has been carved out from the space between the yellow kitchen box and the wood-paneled entertainment box.
A large window at the end of the living space lets in ample natural light.
Upcountry Maui Cottage and Barn: living room
The space also allows for traditionally "outdoor" items, like a child's bicycle, to be stored or even used inside.
The view out to the garden.
living room and kitchen
A pink Wassily chair reworked by Anne Suttles, Noah Marion, and Austin Powder Coating.
A sofa from Conran Shop, and a vintage boucherouite rug from Pink Rug Co.
Villa K enjoys stunning views of the nearby Atlas Mountains.
Wooden ceilings ground some of the home's more industrial features in its organic setting.
The two pavilions are fitted with large sliding glass doors, which open to two wooden decks. Here, views are oriented toward the peaceful natural landscape and sea beyond.
The concrete bearing walls are left exposed in the interior to tie the living spaces with the rock outcroppings.
The repurposed divider slides into place and helps trap heat generated from the wood-burning fireplace.
The timber doors of a former garage have been repurposed into a room partition that separates the main living area from the rest of the ground floor.
The couple snagged their Womb chair, a floor model, on sale.
In the living area, Lou sits on a Room & Board sofa, while one of the family’s two Great Danes relaxes nearby; the fireplace is by Montigo.
"Spatial layering forms a dominant language in the design—space seems to multiply and become enriched when it embraces a spectrum of malleability," explains the architects. "The way light interacts with space changes when elements are mobile, and depth of view shifts with the movement. With the sliding partitions and privacy curtains open, the visual depth of space extends throughout the full width of the apartment, animated by light. "
A view looking toward the kitchen with the walk-in wardrobe to the right and the living room to the left.
The open-plan living room and dining area feature a cementitious floor covering, ERCO recessed LEDs, and EDL cabinetry laminates.
At the heart of the couple's redesign is the flexible guest room that can be adapted into a playroom, extra living space, or as another bedroom thanks to privacy curtains and two concealed built-in beds.
The open plan living, dining, and kitchen areas.
Rather than opting for the schematic, open-plan design of the renovated Queensland worker's cottage, the formalized living, sitting, and dining areas are compartmentalized; each room is dedicated to their function.
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.
Deep overhangs keep the harsh sun at bay.
Family Room
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.
For the common areas, they choose more masculine, and contemporary design elements, and a darker color scheme to express the style preferences of the husband.
The sofa in the living room is also by IKEA.
A solid brick enclosure has been used for the external north-facing wall.
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.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room give the impression of being outside even while cozily enjoying a cup of tea inside. All the windows in the house are double-paned and filled with argon gas. Petra Sattler-Smith says that “even when it’s 10 below you can put your hand on them and they are still warm.” Hydronic radiant heating embedded within the concrete floors not only enables barefoot walking during the coldest months but also warms the furniture and everything else in the room.
A floor-to-ceiling sliding door offers direct access to the patio and yard. A yellow custom-built reading nook packs a playful punch of bold color, and certainly brightens up the gray days that the Pacific Northwest is known for.
To create a clean and minimalist aesthetic, only treated pine plywood and concrete was used in the interiors.
From the dining table to the bed frames, custom plywood furniture is installed throughout the home and combined with a few nature-inspired touches, like the green Kvadrat wool felt in the upholstered built-ins.
Large windows, panelized with green muntins,  frame the corner of the addition, providing views to the grounds beyond.
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.

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.