8 Living Room Track Lighting Wood Burning Fireplace Design Photos And Ideas

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.

Great Room with Living Room in foreground.  Kitchen at left and Dining Room at right with firepit at exterior beyond
High ceilings and clerestory windows fill the public rooms with light.
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Tehachapi Mountains, California
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
A sandstone and travertine marble fireplace firmly anchors the entire living room while setting a warm and stylish tone to the house.
The gated mid-century estate combines stately scale with original features and era-sensitive updates, making it a Los Angeles mid-century marvel.
The Dwarf wood-burning stove by Utah's Tiny Wood Stoves won't overheat the small space. Because the solid cross-laminated-timber walls have the same structural strength throughout, the custom steel stand and wood box can hang directly off the wall.
The West Village renovation was the second project Lubrano completed for her client. "She is a collector of contemporary art and has minimalist design sensibilities, so she was not necessarily interested in reiterating typical attitudes of how a historic townhouse should present itself," Lubrano says. "This residence creates a mood that is queued not through a rote familiarity, but through a pleasure in precision and a confidence in form making."

One of the main challenges was integrating the interiors with the outdoor areas—a luxury in dense Manhattan. On the parlor floor, a floor-to-ceiling window overlooks the patio.

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