Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
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A mix of old and new to create a comfortable living area midcentury living room

A mix of old and new to create a comfortable living area

Renovation of a condo in the renowned Museum Tower bldg for a second generation owner looking to update the space for their young family. They desired a look that was comfortable, creating multi functioning spaces for all family members to enjoy, combining the iconic style of mid century modern designs and family heirlooms.


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Brittany Compton wrote:
Location - That would be my favorite spot in the whole world to sit and read. Where is that?
   Comment   December 12, 2012
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Of course!
June 29, 2013 at 7:52pm   
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Special area specifically designed for the function of reading. Form follows function.I'm putting that in my sitting area of our master suite.Now to find the right choice to store my books.
November 25, 2013 at 11:36am   
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dvolgyesi wrote:
Where is the stand up lamp from?
   Comment   January 23, 2011
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Thanks a lot, annie. I admired its sleek design yet it's unobtrusive enough to be able to use it in a room that has a Colombo lamp - the big arc lamp - as well.
Thanks for your help!
January 24, 2011 at 4:55pm   
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Annie Thornton
It's a very versatile fixture. Good luck!
January 24, 2011 at 6:29pm   
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Olena Newell wrote:
Where is the chair/recliner from? I love it!
   Comment   January 20, 2011
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Olena Newell
Thank you for the info.
March 3, 2011 at 8:38pm   
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Hi there. I also have several of these Eames chairs available — they are vintage. until the 1980s, these chairs were made with brazilian rosewood, which is no longer available due to environmental reasons. If you want a real design classic, you should get this chair with brazilian rosewood, as it was intended.
February 20, 2014 at 6:29pm   
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tenthplanet wrote:
Please tell me what the name and style of the floor lamp is. Love it. - So simple and understated and hoping its at least functional to read under. Would so appreciate help in locating the floor lamp in this pic. Thanks so much!
   Comment   December 27, 2013
jean20000 wrote:
I can see Don Draper sitting there luv the chair - Chair is great
   Comment   June 29, 2013

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The Eames lounger with the view is a very popular spot for reading in this home.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Inspiring Materials: Metal Wire
At first glace you may miss the wire side table, but the person enjoying the view from the Eames recliner appreciates its low profile and functionality. See more of this house. Do you use the look of wire in your interior design? Next: Browse more home design photos
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 9 Elements of the Perfect Man Chair
1. Comfort. When choosing a chair, a man's number-one concern is comfort. One of the things most men love is a high back so they can lean their head back to relax. The iconic Eames recliner is softly padded and has a nice high back and angled head rest. Frasier's dad liked it ... maybe your man will too.
Becky Harris added this to Modern Icons: The Eames Wire Base Table
At only 10" high, the table can sidle right up to an Eames Lounge Chair in an unobtrusive way.
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is as fresh and beautiful today as it was when it debuted, almost six decades ago. In continuous production since the mid-1950s, this lounge chair has to be one of the most enduring examples of midcentury modernism at its finest.
Here's a closer look at the Scandinavian-American decor twosome, made all the more delectable in this scene with a cup of tea.

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Eames chair
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chair table
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eames chair
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Eams. Duh!
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when can I have this?
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Great place to relax
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Great place to relax
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Zach needs this chair
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Love this chair
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Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman Reproduction with a great view of the city.
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Reading chair
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omg that looks like heaven
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Jacob's chair
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Beautiful office chair - the wood is gorgeous
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This looks way too relaxing.
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Classics never die
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Awesome office chair
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Eames Chair
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how much?
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50's Eames chair
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Eames lounge chair
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Criss chair.
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Eames chair and Otto
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like comfy chair for tv and reading and light for reading
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Think about a corner reading area
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Tim's tv chair
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Furniture. Wall window.
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Eames lounge chair
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The perfect reading corner
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The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is as fresh and beautiful today as it was when it debuted, almost six decades ago. In continuous production since the mid-1950s, this lounge chair has to be one of the most enduring examples of midcentury modernism at its finest.
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eames chair .... could do this as corner reading chair & pouf ... perhaps with COLOURED leather.... dark blue?
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Eames comfort
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Eames lounge chair & ottoman
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the best view of nyc you can get:)
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buy this for Kris
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Eames Lounge Chair!
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Eames Chair
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chairandottoman for my office
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My dream chair.
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one of these please :)
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the view
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Mid century - nice if with holster not leather
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Eames lounge chair
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Floor and chair for kurt
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Eames Lounge chair
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Eames Chair
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like look of Eames chair on bare hardwood floor
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Eames Lounge Chair
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descendant of Klismos
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Eames chair
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Nice view.
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reading chair
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Love the geometry of the flooring.
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Lounge Chair
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love the chair
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The view is incredible!
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Floor lamp
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eames chair - modernism icon
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It would be amazing to sit in a chair like this every day.
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Brett might like. We need comfortable seating
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I have always wanted one of these chairs - could never afford one, next best thing, a photo of it !
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Herman Miller chair
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Eames Lounge Chair
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Recliner with style.
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Resting Chair
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My chair & ottoman alongside windows for yards.
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