In the living room of Evan and Ku-Ling Yurman’s TriBeCa apartment, which was renovated by Richard Moschella and Steven Roberts of Moschella + Roberts, the mid-century furnishings include a pair of Nanna Ditzel chairs, a Hans Wegner armchair, and a cocktail table by Hendrik van Keppel and Taylor Green, purchased at auction.
In the living room of fashion designer Andrew Gn’s Paris apartment, 1950s wing chairs by Melchiorre Bega, upholstered in a Lelievre fabric, face armchairs by Emiel Veranneman and a cocktail table by Fredrik Schriever-Abeln, both from the 1960s.
Live-edge coffee table, blue couch and a chic rug shape the stylish living roomLiving room in white with midcentury accents, comfy lounger and a chic rugRelaxing family room with decor in pastel huesSubtle pattern and a flood of natural lighting shapes a cool reading nookLuxurious seating and colorful rug create a cozy, charming dining roomColorful rug and geo pendants for the shabby chic dining room
Ghada Amer’s Noires hangs above the living room fireplace at Jill Stuart’s New York home, which has a black-granite base; the vintage daybed is by Poul Kjærholm.
Richie Jackson and Jordan Roth’s apartment in Manhattan has a living room with a 1940s club chair by Jean-Michel Frank and a 1970s Maison Jansen circular banquette upholstered in shearling and leather by Edelman. The artwork is by Julian Opie.
In the living area of art collector Benoist Drut’s home in upstate New York, a photograph by Nadav Kander hangs above a 1940s American daybed, the armchair at left is by Ayala Serfaty, and the cocktail table is by Karl Springer.
In this living room, vintage Barcelona chairs, back-to-back sofas by William Haines, an Arco lamp by Achille Castiglioni, and a floor lamp by Dragonette; the wall is sheathed in Venetian plaster, the ceiling is cedar, and the floors are poured-in-place terrazzo.
In the living area of Brian Atwood’s apartment, which was renovated by architect Matteo Bermani and decorated by Nate Berkus, a vintage Arredoluce Triennale floor lamp illuminates a sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia. The 1970s cocktail table is from 1st Dibs, and the vintage hand chair was found at a Manhattan antiques shop.
In the living room of Glenn Hinderstein’s Hollywood Hills home, a 1960s ranch house renovated by designer Peter Dunham and architect Diana Lands, the custom-made sofa is upholstered in a Loro Piana linen, the armchairs, cocktail table, and lamp are vintage, and the painting is by Marco Lorenzetto.
In a home belonging to designers Kevin Roberts and Timothy Haynes, the black and white living room showcases 1950s armchairs by Joseph-André Motte, upholstered in a Holland & Sherry fabric. The 1960s cocktail table is by Tommi Parzinger.
The most striking feature of the house is the wonderful use of various bright colors which add another layer of intrigue to the overall setting. A bright blue couch, live-edge coffee table and pops of light pink welcome you in the living room. A midcentury side table with distressed finish sits in the corner while the fireplace blends into the white backdrop seamlessly. Additional seating options come in the form of a comfy gray lounger and twin armchairs that once again borrow heavily from midcentury design.
In a cabin on Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres’ Santa Monica Mountain ranch, the living room features a 1960 Illum Wikkelso sofa and a 1965 Ib Kofod-Larsen armchair; the 18th-century postal desk is Swedish and the floor lamp is by Alison Berger.
In this master suite, the sofa is upholstered in an Osborne & Little fabric, the 1950s armchairs are by Gianfranco Frattini, the resin-top cocktail table is by Jean Brand, and the 1960s daybed is by Geneviève Martineau-Dausset. The photographs are by Rineke Dijkstra, the painting is by Friedrich Kunath, and the carpet is by Beauvais.
The fireplace is faced with antique Belgian brick, the wall sculpture is by Catherine Willis, the painting on the shelf at left is by Martin Mull, and the one on the right is a flea-market find.
Formal dining room with lovely coffered ceilingCheerful and spacious home office in white with pops of blueExquisite live-edge coffee table for modern living roomMidcentury modern side table with table lamp and decorative pieceFloor tiles add pattern to the bathroom without altering the color scheme Liked the story? Share it with friends.
This living room holds mid-century Brazilian rosewood chairs, stools purchased at auction, armchairs found on eBay, and a sofa by Classic Sofa upholstered in a Manuel Canovas fabric.
31 | Finally a soft, simple corner is the perfect place to meditate and end the day with thoughts of this pretty, fashionable home.
In the living area of Nichols and Murrough’s Los Angles house, the Jens Risom lounge chair and Florence Knoll slate-and-steel cocktail table are both vintage, and the sofa is Swedish; the wall sculpture is by Jason Meadows, and a rug bought at a Marrakesh souk tops a Persian runner found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
The cabinetry is custom, the circa-1970 lamp is by Stilnovo, and the rug is cashmere.
A circa-1934 lacquered table by Jules Leleu holds candlesticks by Hervé Van der Straeten and a lamp by Achille Salvagni, the shelving unit is by Guy Roisse, the poles were originally designed for cultivating mussels, and the rug is Moroccan.
14 | Accessories in the kitchen and dining room revolve around the idea of those smooth clean lines. White molded chairs, an overly simple dining table and polished chrome barstools sacrifice nothing when it comes to style but never detract from the bigger picture, either.
25 | In the bedroom, white gives way to gray, which is certainly one of the coziest colors. A soft corduroy duvet is totally dreamy.
An artist enlisted the help of a London architecture firm to help transform a dilapidated farm building. In the newly restored living area, you will find Gia Ponti chairs with a view of the River Stour.
In the living room of a house in Sag Harbor, New York, which was decorated by architect David Mann of MR Architecture + Decor, the custom sofa is covered in a Nobilis linen, the lounge chairs are by BassamFellows, and the cocktail table is by Soraya Ltd.
8 | Most of the personality comes from the larger furnishings and some carefully selected accessories that sit perched on tabletops and floating shelves. As far as wall mounted art, the eye is drawn to the cool marbled hanging behind the sofa.
It is subtle but sophisticated and creates its own sort of artistic force field with its swirls of color.
These 25 mid-century living rooms will take you back in time, and you won’t want to come back.
Mad Men may be coming to an end this year, but the midcentury modern design craze is far from over. The clean lines, simple and chic designs, and cool color palettes are still absolutely of the moment as we can see in this house from HerZu Design. An upper level home with views of the city, this house includes contemporary furnishings that would be just as comfortable in Don Draper’s office as they are in this 21st century apartment. Take a look inside for more stylish inspiration from the stunning wood floors to the cowhide club chair.
In the living room of Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres’s Santa Monica ranch, Number 8, a 1962 Fabricius & Kastholm chair faces a sofa covered in Belgian linen and a granite-top cocktail table, both from Brenda Antin.
As you head inside you will come across both the formal dining room with its more stoic presence and the informal dining space with sofa style seating, geo style pendant lighting and plenty of warmth. The layered approach to decorating can be found here as well with yellow, purple, blue and shades of pastel pink making an appearance throughout the residence. Relaxing, modern and yet gracefully timeless, this Seattle home has it all!
The living room of the São Paulo house of architect Marcos Acayaba and his wife, Marlene, which Acayaba designed in 1975; the built-in concrete banquette is fitted with velvet cushions, the rug is Chinese, and the floor is lined with concrete tiles colored with iron oxide.
The mirrored side table in the living area of this Sierra Nevada Mountains home is by Notre Monde, and the fireplace surround is stacked flagstone.
RELATED: Bright Accents and Classy Ambiance Define Redesigned Family Home
In the living room of Jeffrey Kalinsky’s West Village townhouse, which was designed by DD Allen of Pierce Allen, the leather sofas are by Annabelle Selldorf and the 1959 Helge Vestergaard Jensen chairs from Wyeth are upholstered in a Missoni fabric.
The custom-made floor lamps are by Didier Bazille, a painting by Philippe Garouste de Clauzade hangs above an Art Nouveau wood mantelpiece, the stools are late-19th-century and the kilim is Turkish.
The ceiling’s wood-veneer wall covering is by Maya Romano, the lamp is by Isamu Noguchi, and the abaca rug is from Mark Nelson Designs.
5 | Texture is also a major component of the design here. The slick wood flooring contrasts with the plush geometric area rug and also the soft, tufted loveseat and side chair. Different materials manage to mesh and play off one another, creating interest without feeling busy.
Inspiring Ideas for Living Rooms Room Ideas Design + Decorate Living Room Decorating Ideas in 2017 from BestProducts.com The Best Mid-Century Design Ideas The Best Living Room Ideas This Year 27 Stylish Rooms With Mid-Century Modern Design 26 Examples of Mid-Century Modern Lighting How To Design A Mid-Century Modern Bachelor Pad midcentury furniture midcentury midcentury modern what we love living rooms
Mid-century lounge chairs by Borge Mogensen flank a Franco Albini cane ottoman in the cabana of this Nate Berkus-decorated Florida home; the floor lamp is from Mecox Gardens, the chaise is vintage, the folding-glass wall is by NanaWall, and the 1955 concrete chair is by Willy Guhl.
The side tables are from Prime Gallery in Palm Springs, California, paintings by José Parlà flank a South African wall hanging made from cowrie-shell-embellished aprons, and the rug is Moroccan.
RELATED: How To Give Your Home A Captivating Mid-Century Modern Style
Louie, a French bulldog, in front of a custom cocktail table by Joseph Jeup; the fireplace wall is original in this Palm Springs home.
A family room’s sofa and ottoman are by Ligne Roset, the Saarinen side table is by Knoll, and the chairs are by Hans Wegner. The Arco lamp is by Flos, the pillows and rug are custom designs, and the tapestry was created from a traditional Bhutanese man’s robe.
Giving an old home in Madrona a cheerful, light-infused and modern revamp Heidi Caillier Design altered the ambiance and the style of this charming Seattle home. As with most modern homes, the backdrop is kept strictly neutral with white painting a picture of refinement and serenity. It is this blank canvas that has been used creatively to combine comfortable modern décor, carefully selected Mid-century accents and a few curated woodsy furniture pieces. The result is a smart, inviting and chic home where functionality and aesthetics go hand-in-hand.
1 | The main living area unsurprisingly has an open floor plan. This choice works particularly well in this space because light from the wall of windows is able to filter in through the dining room, living room, and kitchen unobstructed.
The cool gray, white and turquoise color palette is also decidedly hip and runs through the entirety of the house.
In the living area of fashion designer Carlos Miele’s Brazil home, an antique sofa made of eucalyptus and a brass daybed upholstered in suede are grouped with a cocktail table of native pequi wood, a patchwork-leather ottoman, a woven-leather chair, and a hand-made wool rug.
The living room of fashion designer Erin Beatty and filmmaker Lex Sidon’s West Village duplex, which was designed by Lara Apponyi and Michael Woodcock of Work + Sea, features a leather sofa by Michael Felix, a love seat by Pinch, and Marcel Breuer chairs from Knoll; the marble cocktail table is a custom design, the stool by Reinaldo Sanguino is from the Future Perfect, the floor lamp is by Noir, the rug is by Aelfie, and the paintings are by Jimmy Lee Sudduth, left, and Willie Jinks.
Share it on any of the social media channels below to give us your vote.
Other related interior design ideas you might like… Rustic Beauty in an Inner-City ApartmentA Creative, Rustic Home with Retro Geometric FeaturesA Luxurious Mid-Century Inspired Home in CaliforniaA Mid-Century Inspired Apartment With Modern Geometric Accents
The living room of television producer Ellen Rakieten’s Los Angeles apartment was designed by Anne Coyle. A Louis XV-style desk by Baker is paired with a side chair by Jonathan Adler.
The sofa by Wyeth is covered in a Rogers & Goffigon cashmere, and 19th-century bronze ram heads stand on a speaker designed by Evan. The bench is 20th-century African, the curtains are of a Kravet linen, and the Iranian rug is from Double Knot.