628 Living Room Recessed Lighting Design Photos And Ideas

This modern renovation of a traditional ranch-style home maintained the midcentury spirit of the home—and turned it into a showcase for the homeowner's collection of iconic furnishings.
The lower level also features has a board-formed concrete fireplace.
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.
The stylish Presidential suite features a sofa and chairs from Lignet Roset.
When the husband-and-wife team behind Austin-based Co(X)ist Studio set out to remodel their 1962 ranch-style house, they wanted to update it to suit their modern lifestyles—as well as demonstrate the design sensibilities of their young firm. The original home was dim, compartmentalized, and disconnected from the outdoors. Architects Frank and Megan Lin opened up the floor plan, created an addition, and built an expansive back porch, using several reclaimed materials in the process.
Interior finishes include wide-plank European white oak flooring, Pietra Serena limestone slab inlays, rift cut white oak cabinetry, and wax steel detailing.
Jones' original Lido design featured a massive angled skylight that bathed the front patio in natural light. While the skylight is now covered up, the outline can still be seen.
Dawnsknoll optimizes the capture of natural light and cross ventilation, keeping down electrical costs. Interior/exterior courtyards, as well as the master and living room sliders, help circulate breezes. Sustainable heating is also introduced through radiant floor heating and domestic water heating throughout the house.
New cork floors replaced the original carpet in the second unit.
Full-height glazed doors flood the interior with natural light and open up to an outdoor brick terrace.
In the living area is a U-shaped, multi-use couch that can be easily turned into a guest bed when needed.
The fireplace feature wall has a concrete hearth, oak paneling, and wall-mounted cabinetry with pre-finished door slabs from New Age Veneers in the "Ravenswood" finish. A steel box integrated to the side of the fireplace stores wood, and glass walls make the most of the small site.
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.
The next level holds a living/dining area with a powder room and entertainment area.
An entrance lounge and concealed laundry are located on the entrance level, where there is also a small lounge area with books.
Custom wood millwork, polished concrete floors, and some exposed concrete were used for the interiors.
"The wood adds warmth and consistency to the space, balancing the tough exterior," explains architect Harley Graham.
The Great Room is stylishly fitted out with a Holly Hunt coffee table, Stefan Heiliger "De Sede" chairs, Thayer Coggin Lloyd sofas, a Robert James Nantucket Occasional Table, and sconces by Lianne Gold for Ralph Pucci.
The massive, thermally broken steel windows were installed by crane.
A large piece of natural granite bedrock forms the backdrop to the game room, which is furnished with Round Iron Gear Table by Jerome Abel Segun and a Thayer Coggin 'Baxter' sofa. "This large element in the game room features a small bar area which is also the transition zone from the sophisticated finishes of the majority of the house to a mine shaft theme, as one travels back into the mechanical area along rough-cut bedrock walls," adds the firm.
The open-plan living areas feature rift sawn white-oak floors, teak ceilings, and plaster walls that provide a soft contrast to the hard steel-beams and lines.
Recessed lighting keeps the interiors elegant and bright.
Sliding doors lead to the central courtyard, providing easy indoor/outdoor living and effortless entertaining.
The great room features an open floor plan, as well as a vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling.
living area
The residence mitigates the slope with split-level organization. The living room and media room (pictured here) are located a few steps down from the kitchen and dining area on the ground floor.
A powder room is sandwiched between the dining room and den.
Large sliding glass doors flank both sides of the open-plan living space.
The apartment’s material palette—recycled wood, exposed concrete, terrazzo, and Japanese tatami mats—echo the colors seen outdoors, as well as textural memories from the country’s rural past.
To give the interior a more open and spacious feel, the team exposed the ceiling beams.
Interiors were designed by Kristin Kilmer Design, Inc.
Greene's golden retriever, Hudson, hanging out in the living room.
The new garden studio, seen through the window, is positioned at the point where the garden pivots off to a previously disconnected end of the outdoor space.
Living Room reading corner
Across from the entrance door is the kitchen, which features a sink, small oven, hot water tank, fridge, and gas hobs.
The outdoor lounge chairs and chaise are by Richard Schultz for Knoll.
A look at the living room vignette. All original ornamental details have been pared down to fit into the context of a more modern aesthetic.
Living Room - After
Living Room
The second-story walkway connects to a loft sitting area in the Shamberg House that overlooks views of the Great Room and opens up to a balcony.
The family room in the cottage connects to the terrace and pool through massive sliding doors.
A fireplace anchors one side of the great room and divides the living area from the dining room tucked beneath the loft sitting area.
Fleetwood sliding pocket-doors erase the boundaries between indoor/outdoor living in the great room.
Verano-brushed 12x24 limestone flooring lines the great room. Ample glazing lets in plenty of natural light.
In the main living areas, the concrete slab floor was scored and given a coat of white resin.
From the open-plan living and dining area to the adjoining bedroom, the owner can enjoy spectacular views of the sea.
A non-load bearing window wall—a characteristic feature of Usonian houses—dominates the living room.
Strategic placement of voids enhances the sense of expanded space.
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.
The concrete fireplace draws attention to the sloped ceiling, as well as to the unique lighting feature above.
Blair was known for his use of granite stone walls, which are hollow in the center to provide a thermal break between the interior and exterior.

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.