My Houzz: Connecting Work and Play in South AustraliaMidcentury Living Room, Adelaide
Photo: Jeni Lee © 2013 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Retro twist. With so many wood elements competing for recognition in a midcentury home, the result in an open-plan living area can look rather flat. A strongly patterned and extra-large rug can change all that by pulling the room together. Choose one with a simple geometric repeat and a dark background to complement the many hues of wood in the furniture. In this house the homeowner has brought in a graphic black and cream rug to underpin her midcentury furniture finds.
The new open living space has three zones defined by the layout of the furniture, the exposed ceiling beams, and the jarrah (eucalyptus) wood inserts in the concrete floor. Rebekah and Timothy can see the kids play in the yard from the kitchen, can fit at least two families around the long dining table and have room to move around but still feel close. In case anyone wants a private space, there are four rooms to escape to in the front of the house and a big deck outside.Graphic rug: Brita, One Small Room; pendant: Kina, David Trubridge; cushions: ClothFabric and Bonnie and Neil; artwork (left): Sue Ninham and Carey Potter; Risom Lounge Chair: Jens Risom for Knoll; flooring: concrete: SA Techfloor; small rug: Anna, Brita Sweden; decorative tulips: 1950s Rainsfords Metal Petals