Get the Modern Look for your Living Room

POSTED BY katherine mcbride COMMENTS

Your interior design choices have the ability to say a lot about you as an individual.  Deciding what kind of feeling you want your living environment to invoke can be a big decision.  If you want your space to feel warm and inviting, while at the same time make a bold statement with colors that pop, modern design can be an effective way to accomplish this.  Modern homes are often characterized as being cold, sterile, and uninviting.  Those of us who have an appreciation for the modern design aesthetic know that this is far from true.  While an open floor plan with room to spread out might feel bare to some, there are strategies to make a minimalist space feel just as welcoming as a smaller space, without creating too much clutter or visual noise in the process.  With the right choice of color, furnishings, lighting and accessories you can create a fresh setting to relax, unwind, and entertain in.

Thirty First Avenue Home by Next Century Modern

Thirty First Avenue Home by Next Century Modern

Today’s design inspiration comes from the fabulous 31st Avenue home built by Next Century Modern.  The interior design decisions made for this space are a great example of the impact you can make by selecting furniture and accessories that best accentuate the architectural character of your home.  The designer of this living room successfully utilized warm orange and cream tones to create an intimate setting for this space that is inviting, and at the same time a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere to gather in.

Want to get this look in your home?  Here are our suggestions for home furnishings and accessories inspired by 31st Avenue home that will give you that fresh and inviting modern look for your living room.



Adonis Italian Leather Sofa
From Houzz

Italian Leather sectional sofa set fashionable and stylish in four colors, seats and backs have high density foam to give you extra comfort and support.



Cherner Coffee Table
Price: $799
From Hive Modern:

The latest addition to the Cherner table collection. The Cherner coffee tables are designed to compliment all Cherner seating products. Perfect in a formal or informal setting, the tables are strong, stabile and lightweight. Available in 32″ or 36″ diameters. The tops are made of 1-1/8″ thick cross-ply plywood with a profiled exposed edge. The legs are laminated wood with an exposed edge. The Cherner Coffee table is offered in Classic Walnut or Natural Walnut.

Norman Cherner’s sons formed the Cherner Chair Company in 1999 to manufacture and market some of the most recognized designs from their father’s portfolio. As an architect and furniture designer, Ben Cherner has developed the Cherner Table series in the Cherner style of design.


Nelson Cigar Pendant Lamp
Price: $250-$387
From Design Within Reach:

Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller’s design director from 1945 to 1972, once said, “Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair.” And then he blew the doors off lighting design. While outfitting his office, Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed “by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic,” which got him thinking. “And then, Whammo!” Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1952) by spinning a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shooting it with translucent plastic until it was covered in a smooth, washable film. “When you put a light in it, it glowed.” This is the authentic Bubble Lamp, produced in partnership with the George Nelson Foundation. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 150W max. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A.


il_340x270-611396073_83xbOrange Bird Throw Pillow
Price: $32
From Houzz:

Society6 Orange Bird Throw Pillow by AleDan.
Throw Pillow made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Individually cut and sewn by hand, each pillow features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Sold with or without faux down pillow insert.

bello-shag-wool-rug-oBello Wool Shag Rug

Price: $319-$959

From West Elm:

Bring texture and subtle softness underfoot with our Bello Shag Rug. Its handwoven with a blend of durable wools and felted New Zealand yarns to decrease shedding.





Orange Check Throw
Price: $50
From Dream Wool Blankets:

Created with bright and stunning colours, this orange throw will warm you as much with its colours as it will with its wool. With all the warmth of a raging fire and the softness of wool, our blankets stand up to cold and keep it away from you. Use it outside or inside – you will find that the blanket is helpingto keep you warm and guarding you from the cold.

milagro-1-light-pendantGlobe Pendant Light
Price: $80
From All Modern:


  • Hanging light
  • Power supply: 120V
  • Silver finish
  • White glass color
  • Bulb type: 60W or 100W A19 bulb
  • Milagro collection
  • UL listed for dry locations



42_210041Meso Vase
Price: $238
From: Houzz:

The Meson Vase is handcrafted from reclaimed a single piece of Teak wood. It provides a warm and uniquely modern and rustic look for any space.





Red SIlica Framed Painting Printred-silica-framed-painting-print

Price: $101

From All Modern:


  • Arrives ready to hang
  • High quality durable non-warping frame
  • Professionally framed and mounted on acid free archive matt



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