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A simple palette of painted brick, white oak, concrete, and raw steel form a visual language that weaves old to new in Zen Light by Barrett Studio Architects.
Studio B repurposed and reupholstered much of the existing owners' furniture. Wire-brushed, white oak flooring, cabinetry, and millwork provide cohesiveness throughout the space.
A look at the colorfully-decorated living room of the Clover Residence, featuring a sunny window seat. The project by OFFICIAL Design was featured on the 2016 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes.
The main living space on the ground floor is located directly off the front door. It has a long horizontal window on two sides. The custom wood door is painted in Farrow & Ball “Pitch Black” with Emtek “Davos Tubular Marmont" mortise hardware and a US Black finish.
Expansive windows on both sides of the open living area bring the outside in. Marvin doors, the Ultimate Swinging French door, flank the mahogany-wrapped fireplace and provide easy access to the screened porch.
Most of the furnishings are from from Globe West.
The walls are lined with poplar plywood and sections are painted in a light-colored finish.
A perfect example of a clean-lined Scandinavian home, Jurmo has an efficient floor plan with large windows and terraces that promote an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Fronting Alamo Square Park, the living room’s pitched ceiling creates an expansive space for socializing and relaxing. The space is accented by a custom sofa and window seat by Franciscan Interiors, rocking chairs from B&B Italia, a Lake low credenza by BDDW. The fireplace-adjacent bench seating is upholstered in William Yeoward Alverdia fabric in Ocean, complementing the teal accents in the adjoining dining room and kitchen.
Design firm Dash Marshall worked with Structure NYC to customize a spec apartment on the Brooklyn waterfront for Rachel Klauber-Speiden and Josh Empson. Built-ins, multiuse spaces, and clever design details give the couple the flexibility and personalization they sought.  The closet wallpaper is Nuvole from Cole & Son’s Fornasetti collection.
The sun-drenched main living area opens up to a galley kitchen and a convertible U-sofa that transforms into a queen-sized bed for occasional guests.
The circular kitchen and dining area feels like part of the garden.
The third bedroom is presently used as a family room.
A closer look at the main living space. Upstairs is a 600-square-foot wraparound mezzanine.
The simple indoor/outdoor material palette consists of horizontal, natural cedar anchored by board-formed concrete. "The cedar siding was an easy pick, adding some warmth to the gray concrete, but also making the house blend with nature. We chose a non-knotty cedar for a more modern appearance," says Axboe.
Interior finishes include wide-plank European white oak flooring, Pietra Serena limestone slab inlays, rift cut white oak cabinetry, and wax steel detailing.
The living room in Trillium.
The Trillium is an off-grid ready building that creates enough solar energy to offset the main house's electricity usage.
Across from the entrance door is the kitchen, which features a sink, small oven, hot water tank, fridge, and gas hobs.
The blue cabinets of the kitchen run through into the living area with a softer natural oak top tying the room together. A modular sofa can be moved in different configurations.
A deep bench below the windows extends the length of the space, providing additional seating. In addition to large parties, the living room also plays to host music recitals. Acoustic wood ceiling panels enhance the sound quality and provide visual warmth. Built-in benches and steps allow guests to find a comfortable corner.
Fireplace Detail w/ Custom Hinged Screen
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Although this living space is open to the open-plan kitchen/dining area, the change in levels between the two rooms makes it feel like two separate spaces.
The chimney is clad in stone, with a fireplace on each floor, and can be seen through the large skylight in this living space.
Turning to the lush green rainforest surroundings for inspiration, the team has updated the interiors with smoked oak floors and soft, neutral colors to better highlight the property's unique setting.
A look at the small sitting room with sliding doors to the exterior.
A detail of the wood-buring fireplace.
The cozy living area features a white-on-white palette.
Thanks to the expansive walls of glass, the living space absorbs a strong sense of the surrounding nature.
The bright and airy living room, dining area, and kitchen extend straight out to the wraparound terrace.
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The open-plan layout is a fitting setting to embrace a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic.
The bright and airy interiors are a mix of lightly colored oak floors juxtaposed again dark fixtures and exposed steel beams.
A white beamed ceiling adds structure to the open and airy living space bookended by immersive views of nature.
Modern Danish design has informed the minimalist interior, which is dressed in cozy fabrics and a muted natural palette.
Massive walls of glass and large overhangs immerse guests in the Northern Sea landscape without sacrificing comfort.
The glazed door next to the wood-burning fireplace leads to the annex on the west side of the property.
The glass entryway of the home opens straight into the 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.
Floor-to-ceiling glass was custom-produced by Fleetwood to allow for various vistas throughout the home—capturing the hills, wildlife, and valley views.
The space also allows for traditionally "outdoor" items, like a child's bicycle, to be stored or even used inside.
Sideboard by Sebastian Cox for The New Craftsmen.
Glass vases by Michael Ruh, and ceramic vases by Daniel Reynolds, both for The New Craftsmen.
The cabinetry in the kitchen flows into the living area. Here, the dining table can be linked and extended to accommodate up to 12 guests.
Main living room view.
Family Room
The kitchen and living area are connected to a small sun-drenched balcony.
In the main living space, brightly colored furnishings—including an iconic womb chair and a sofa from Ligne Roset—create a playful interior space for lounging. A laminated glass floor allows light to pass further between the various levels.
The family wanted a house that felt like a traditional bungalow. The architects achieved this by creating a low opening at the rear terrace, with low pivot and sliding doors opening through the house and framing the ocean view beyond.

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.