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These living rooms showcase modern furniture collections while maintaining a welcoming ambience.
Modern Connecticut summer home renovation with Desiron sofa and Restoration Hardware chaise lounge in the living room

A Desiron sofa and a chaise longue from Restoration Hardware furnish the living room at this historic Connecticut vacation home overlooking the water. 


Originally appeared in 8 Luminous, Light-Filled Homes
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El Topo living room with Flos lamp and BB Italia sofa.

An Arco floor lamp from Flos arches over a Bend sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia at this prairie escape in Wisconsin.

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Originally appeared in Wildlife Surrounds This Epic Home in the Hills
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Bright, modern living area in the Twisted Farmhouse

A mind-bending addition yanked this 1850s farmhouse in Pennsylvania into the 21st-century. Elsewhere, as in the living room, the home's simple roots are unaltered. 

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Kiki Lounge Chair

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Nomad Shelf System

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24K Gold-Plated Cocktail Shaker

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Originally appeared in A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse
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Modern home in North Carolina with american leather sectional sofa and dames lounge chair in the living room and sliding windows

The living room of this minimal North Carolina home features a sectional by American Leather for Room & Board, an Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and a custom floor lamp and coffee table by Jeremy Clark and Ed Haynes.

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Originally appeared in Minimal North Carolina Home Built for a Tech-Forward West Coast Couple
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Modern home in Finland with sauna has bookshelves in the living room

At this cozy family home in Finland, the vintage bookshelves lining the walls of the living room were passed down through generations. 

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Originally appeared in This Home Will Make You Want to Build Your Own Sauna
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Modern Brooklyn renovation has vintage sofa and Vitra chairs in the living room

At a former workman's cottage in Brooklyn, an ample sill made of English elm was built into two front windows to create a gathering spot that is visually connected to the street. 

Originally appeared in History Stays Alive in This Brooklyn Home
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Vidal Renovation Living Room Fireplace

A husband-and-wife design team sensitively revived a midcentury Los Angeles bachelor pad by preserving its twin fireplaces and wrapping them in modern tile. 

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Originally appeared in Textural Bachelor Pad Wrapped in Modern Tile
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Kansas City family home with black steel fireplace wall, carpet, and sofa

The centerpiece of this modern Kansas home's living room is a blackened steel “fireplace wall,” which includes a Lennox wood-burning stove and an entertainment center.

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Originally appeared in A Kansas City Home Packs Quite the Surprise
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living room with wood chairs and orange rug in a modern Toronto house

At this energy-efficient Toronto home, a vintage Ercol sofa and arm chair, Eclipse coffee table by Stua, Wide Wale rug by Bev Hisey Textile Design, and Moon floor lamp by Estiluz Spain furnish the living room.

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Originally appeared in Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
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A modern addition in Montreal

A wall-mounted fireplace dominates the living area at this modern Montreal addition

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Originally appeared in In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon
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Living and Dining Areas in Indian Summer home in Southern California

At this modernist oasis in southern California, custom walnut and stainless steel sheathes the kitchen, which is open to the living-dining area and the patio. 

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Originally appeared in One Canadian Family Beats the Cold by Escaping to the California Desert
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A modern renovation near Montreal

At a midcentury renovation near Montreal, the architects and interior designers did away with the home's cramped, darkened layout and recast the interior as an open space defined by clean lines.

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Originally appeared in Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
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Montreal apartment living room with MDF Italia shelves and custom sofa with Hay cushions

The living room at this Scandinavian-inspired apartment in Canada is furnished with a Vita modular shelving system from MDF Italia, a Lili coffee table by Add Interior, and a custom sofa by Linea P International. 

Originally appeared in Copenhagen Expat Crafts Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment (with Sauna!) in Montreal
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Pico Island Holiday Home in Portugal

For this pared down seaside retreat in Portugal, the architect sourced and designed simple, light furniture, such as the custom bookshelves made from “criptoméria," a type of Japanese wood planted in the Azores for construction. 

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Originally appeared in This Modern Coastal Escape Sits Within 18th-Century Stone Walls
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Tennessee living room with a built-in bench

The residents' friend did all the built-ins, including the benches along the living room wall, at this rustic modern cabin in Tennessee

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Originally appeared in The Modern Home with Southern Charm
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Waterview House Bookcase and Living Area

Hundreds of books line the two story bookshelf in the living room of this Japanese-style box home in New Zealand. 

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Originally appeared in This Japanese-Style Box Home Boasts a Two-Story Bookcase
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São Paulo apartment living room with red Muuto sofa, Moroso armchair, and Vitra storage unit

At this oasis of calm in São Paulo, the living room is furnished with a cherry-red Rest sofa and ottoman by Muuto, a Nest footstool by Foersom & Hjort-Lorenzen for Cane-Line, and a Redondo armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso. A Kast modular storage unit by Maarten Van Severen forVitra sits under the television. 

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Originally appeared in This is How You Grow a Garden in the Sky
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Modern Connecticut summer home renovation with Desiron sofa and Restoration Hardware chaise lounge in the living room

A Desiron sofa and a chaise longue from Restoration Hardware furnish the living room at this historic Connecticut vacation home overlooking the water. 


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