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Open Concept Mid-Century Modern Living Room Ideas

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Parlor InteriorsParlor Interiors
Zachary Balber
Mid-sized 1950s formal and open concept travertine floor and white floor living room photo in Miami with white walls, a standard fireplace and a plaster fireplace
WalshWalsh
Interiors AwakenedInteriors Awakened
Living room - mid-century modern open concept gray floor living room idea in San Francisco with white walls, a standard fireplace and a tile fireplace
Observatory Park Mid-Century Modern Living RoomObservatory Park Mid-Century Modern Living Room
TVL Creative Ltd.TVL Creative Ltd.
This project focuses on the transformation of a living room in the Observatory Park neighborhood of Denver. Our client for this project is a young, design-appreciating mom who wants a functional space that also addresses her love for good design. With a heavy Mid-Century Modern influence, we've developed a design that provides warmth, texture, and an entirely new orientation for her modern lifestyle.
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Glen Ellen ResidenceGlen Ellen Residence
Knock Architecture and DesignKnock Architecture and Design
Example of a mid-sized mid-century modern open concept concrete floor, gray floor, wood ceiling and wood wall living room design in San Francisco with a two-sided fireplace and a tile fireplace
Las Palmas Heights - "Art House"Las Palmas Heights - "Art House"
Cioffi ArchitectCioffi Architect
Living room - mid-century modern formal and open concept living room idea in Los Angeles with a ribbon fireplace
HargraveHargrave
Jubilee InteriorsJubilee Interiors
Living room furnishing and remodel
Living room - small 1960s open concept medium tone wood floor, brown floor and shiplap ceiling living room idea in Los Angeles with white walls, a corner fireplace, a brick fireplace and a corner tv
Mid-Century Modern RanchMid-Century Modern Ranch
Laura Medicus InteriorsLaura Medicus Interiors
This Denver ranch house was a traditional, 8’ ceiling ranch home when I first met my clients. With the help of an architect and a builder with an eye for detail, we completely transformed it into a Mid-Century Modern fantasy. Photos by sara yoder
11. Minneapolis Residence-211. Minneapolis Residence-2
CHRISTIAN DEAN ARCHITECTURE, LLCCHRISTIAN DEAN ARCHITECTURE, LLC
Modern lofted living room with large sliding doors open to a large backyard deck.
Living room - large 1960s open concept dark wood floor living room idea in Minneapolis with a wall-mounted tv and white walls
1980s Hi-Rise Condo Goes Mid Century Modern in Houston's Museum District1980s Hi-Rise Condo Goes Mid Century Modern in Houston's Museum District
InnovationLandInnovationLand
Houston Interior Designer Lisha Maxey took this Museum District condo from the dated, mirrored walls of the 1980s to Mid Century Modern with a gallery look featuring the client's art collection. "The place was covered with glued-down, floor-to-ceiling mirrors," says Lisha Maxey, senior designer for Homescapes of Houston and principal at LGH Design Services in Houston. "When we took them off the walls, the walls came apart. We ended up taking them down to the studs." The makeover took six months to complete, primarily because of strict condo association rules that only gave the Houston interior designers very limited access to the elevator - through which all materials and team members had to go. "Monday through Friday, we could only be noisy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and if we had to do something extra loud, like sawing or drilling, we had to schedule it with the management and they had to communicate that to the condo owners. So it was just a lot of coordination. But a lot of Inner City Loopers live in these kinds of buildings, so we're used to handling that kind of thing." The client, a child psychiatrist in her 60s, recently moved to Houston from northeast Texas to be with friends. After being widowed three years ago, she decided it was time to let go of the traditionally styled estate that wasn't really her style anyway. An avid diver who has traveled around the world to pursue her passion, she has amassed a large collection of art from her travels. Downsizing to 1,600 feet and wanting to go more contemporary, she wanted the display - and the look - more streamlined. "She wanted clean lines and muted colors, with the main focus being her artwork," says Maxey. "So we made the space a palette for that." Enter the white, gallery-grade paint she chose for the walls: "It's halfway between satin and flat," explains Maxey. "It's not glossy and it's not chalky - just very smooth and clean." Adding to the gallery theme is the satin nickel track lighting with lamps aimed to highlight pieces of art. "This lighting has no wires," notes Maxey. "It's powered by a positive and negative conduit." The new flooring throughout is a blended-grey porcelain tile that looks like wood planks. "It's gorgeous, natural-looking and combines all the beauty of wood with the durability of tile," says Maxey. "We used it throughout the condo to unify the space." After Maxey started looking at the client's bright, vibrant, colorful artwork, she felt the palette couldn't stay as muted anymore. Hence the Mid Century Modern orange leather sofas from West Elm and chartruese chairs from Joybird, plus the throw pillows in different textures, patterns and shades of gold, orange and green. The concave lines of the Danish-inspired chairs, she notes, help them look beautiful from all the way around - a key to designing spaces for loft living. "The table in the living room is very interesting," notes Maxey. "It was handmade for the client in 1974 and has a signature on it from the artist. She was adamant about including the piece, which has all these hand-painted black-and-white art tiles on the top. I took one look at it and said 'It's not really going to go.'" However, after cutting 6 inches off the bottom and making it look a little distressed, the table ended up being the perfect complement to the sofas. The dining room table - from Design Within Reach - is a solid piece of mahogany, the chair upholstery a mix of grey velvet and leather and the legs a shiny brass. "The side chairs are leather and the end ones are velvet," says Maxey. "It's a nice textural mix that lends depth and texture." The galley kitchen, meanwhile, has been lightened and brightened, with white quartz countertops and backsplashes mimicking the look of Carrara marble, stainless steel appliances and a velvet green bench seat for a punch of color. The cabinets are painted a cool grey color called "Silverplate." The two bathrooms have been updated with contemporary white vanities and vessel sinks and the master bath now features a walk-in shower tiled in Dolomite white marble (the floor is Bianco Carrara marble mosaic, done in a herringbone pattern. In the master bedroom, Homescapes of Houston knocked down a wall between two smaller closets with swing doors to make one large walk-in closet with pocket doors. The closet in the guest bedroom also came out 13 more inches. The client's artwork throughout personalizes the space and tells the story of a life. There's a huge bowl of shells from the client's diving adventures, framed art from her child psychiatry patients and a 16th century wood carving from a monastery that's been in her family forever. "Her collection is quite impressive," says Maxey. "There's even a framed piece of autographed songs written by John Lennon." (You can see this black-framed piece of art on the wall in the photo above of two green chairs). "We're extremely happy with how the project turned out, and so is the client," says Maxey. "No expense was spared for her. It was a labor of love and we were excited to do it."
Mid Century Modern ADA RemodelMid Century Modern ADA Remodel
Corinthian Fine HomesCorinthian Fine Homes
We designed and renovated a Mid-Century Modern home into an ADA compliant home with an open floor plan and updated feel. We incorporated many of the homes original details while modernizing them. We converted the existing two car garage into a master suite and walk in closet, designing a master bathroom with an ADA vanity and curb-less shower. We redesigned the existing living room fireplace creating an artistic focal point in the room. The project came with its share of challenges which we were able to creatively solve, resulting in what our homeowners feel is their first and forever home. This beautiful home won three design awards: • Pro Remodeler Design Award – 2019 Platinum Award for Universal/Better Living Design • Chrysalis Award – 2019 Regional Award for Residential Universal Design • Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards – 2019 Bronze Award for Universal Design
Contemporary Portola Valley Home Designed by CJ LowenthalContemporary Portola Valley Home Designed by CJ Lowenthal
Gilmans Kitchens and BathsGilmans Kitchens and Baths
Photography by Treve Johnson Photography
Living room - large mid-century modern formal and open concept light wood floor and gray floor living room idea in San Francisco with gray walls, a corner fireplace and a stone fireplace
OakpassOakpass
Dressed DesignDressed Design
Living room - 1950s open concept gray floor living room idea in Other with white walls and a ribbon fireplace
Truly Open Eichler HouseTruly Open Eichler House
Klopf ArchitectureKlopf Architecture
Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home. Expanding on the original walls of glass and connection to nature that is common in mid-century modern homes. The completely openable walls allow the homeowners to truly open up the living space of the house, transforming it into an open air pavilion, extending the living area outdoors to the private side yards, and taking maximum advantage of indoor-outdoor living opportunities. Taking the concept of borrowed landscape from traditional Japanese architecture, the fountain, concrete bench wall, and natural landscaping bound the indoor-outdoor space. The Truly Open Eichler is a remodeled single-family house in Palo Alto. This 1,712 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson Consulting Engineers Contractor: Flegels Construction Photography ©2014 Mariko Reed Location: Palo Alto, CA Year completed: 2014
California Rancher and Pool HouseCalifornia Rancher and Pool House
LMB InteriorsLMB Interiors
The centerpiece of the house, into which the new entry leads, and off of which all other entertaining rooms connect, is the Mad-Men-inspired living room, with hideaway bar closet, sassy pop-of-color chairs in sumptuous tangerine velvet, plenty of seating for guests, prominent displays of modern art, and a grand piano upon which to play music of course, as well as against which to lean fabulously, resting one’s elbow, with a drink in one’s other hand. Photo by Eric Rorer
ECLECTIC RANCH HOUSEECLECTIC RANCH HOUSE
m.a.p. interiors inc. / Sylvia Beezm.a.p. interiors inc. / Sylvia Beez
A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Arc floor lamp. Polished concrete floors with Asian inspired area rugs and Asian antiques in the background. Sky lights have been added to let more light in.
51 Jay Street51 Jay Street
Urban CasaUrban Casa
Living room - mid-century modern formal and open concept carpeted and gray floor living room idea in New York with white walls
Modern BrazilianModern Brazilian
Jefferson Street DesignsJefferson Street Designs
Small mid-century modern open concept light wood floor and beige floor living room photo in DC Metro with white walls, a standard fireplace, a brick fireplace and no tv
Fenton Midcentury Modern Inspired New Build HomeFenton Midcentury Modern Inspired New Build Home
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Example of a mid-sized 1950s open concept medium tone wood floor, brown floor and wallpaper living room library design in Detroit with white walls, a two-sided fireplace and a brick fireplace
Earthy Mackay HouseEarthy Mackay House
Cathie Hong InteriorsCathie Hong Interiors
This 1956 John Calder Mackay home had been poorly renovated in years past. We kept the 1400 sqft footprint of the home, but re-oriented and re-imagined the bland white kitchen to a midcentury olive green kitchen that opened up the sight lines to the wall of glass facing the rear yard. We chose materials that felt authentic and appropriate for the house: handmade glazed ceramics, bricks inspired by the California coast, natural white oaks heavy in grain, and honed marbles in complementary hues to the earth tones we peppered throughout the hard and soft finishes. This project was featured in the Wall Street Journal in April 2022.

Open Concept Mid-Century Modern Living Room Ideas

Druid Hills Mid Century ModernDruid Hills Mid Century Modern
Alair Homes DecaturAlair Homes Decatur
Designed & Built by Renewal Design-Build. RenewalDesignBuild.com Photography by: Jeff Herr Photography
Living room - mid-century modern formal and open concept living room idea in Atlanta with a tv stand
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