Columbia Heights living roomMidcentury Living Room, New York


A renovation of an ornate, parlor level brownstone apartment on the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights with views to the Manhattan skyline. The space was reconfigured to create long views through the apartment around a sculptural “core”, its modern detailing and materials acting in counterpoint to the grandeur of the original detailing.

Example of a 1950s living room design in New York with white walls —  Houzz
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maffei wrote:November 25, 2012
  • psp2pdx
    what is the name of the brown sofa? Is that a Benson fold down for sleeping?
  • alisoncody

    Could you tell me who makes this rug?

R Meade wrote:August 14, 2012
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    Matter of Architecture
    It is the Paul Smith Swirl rug shown in this photo. I have seen similar imitations, but I cannot recall where. Quality, pattern and saturation were far inferior.
  • nuclei
    this room really inspires me... I have been searching for photos of rooms with similar feel but they are hard to find...... how would you describe this style?
Jodi Lomask wrote:June 15, 2012
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    Matter of Architecture
    The Rug Company
  • rkalidoss
    I have a room very simlar..all these colrs would be stunning in my room.can you plesae tell me who makes the orange the curves..i am attaching pic of my room with staged my room is empty and i need to start from scratch!!
Pauline Licavoli wrote:December 14, 2012
  • Pauline Licavoli
    should i hang the drapes tall and to the side during the day and close at night or should i have the resolustion rods with sittings and have them all shortened to the top of the windowseat the the ones across the room shorten or keep ti the floor?
taliesin_smith wrote:July 7, 2014
    bently51 wrote:January 17, 2013
      Pauline Licavoli wrote:December 14, 2012

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Elements of Style added this to Love Your Living Room: Boost Interest With Architectural DetailsMay 8, 2013

        Note the current architectural features. While modern architecture generally plays down embellishments, traditional architecture usually has more elaborate windows, ceilings, walls and doors. A redesign can highlight existing features, push them into the background or add new ones. Many of us love both modern and traditional styles. A transitional living room can help you get the best of both worlds. Try keeping your architectural features neutral in color and show off your style through your furniture. This stunning living room's architecture pays homage to the past but honors the homeowner's style with the iconic, eclectic furniture choices.More about transitional style

        Julia Pockett added this to Georgian-Inspired Elegance Lives on in Today's HomesNovember 19, 2012

        The bowfront Georgian with large windows created rooms of great proportion, with highly decorative plasterwork for additional elegance. While people in the Georgian period dressed their windows with sumptuous curtains and pelmets, the absence of these allows for a very contemporary aesthetic with a Georgian backdrop.

        Becky Harris added this to New Classics: Paul Smith's Swirl RugOctober 20, 2012

        Using the Swirl rug is an eccentric way to update a midcentury modern aesthetic.

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        David Walker added this to SofaOctober 7, 2019

        Colours don't work on paper, but look great in reality.

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