Before + After: Midcentury Modern Living Room Makeover

Designer Jamie House breathes new life into this spacious living room by demoing a partial wall and selecting period-correct decor to match the home's midcentury architecture.
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Photo By: Jamie House

Photo By: Jamie House

Photo By: Jamie House

Photo By: Jamie House

Photo By: Jamie House

Spacious Modern Living Space With Vaulted Ceiling and Brick Wall

This modern living space was brought back to life by opening up the floor plan and reconfiguring the windows and exterior doors. A new cork floor unites the separate entertaining areas.

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Dimly Lit Open Floor Plan Living Room

This home was built in the late 1950s and had retained most of the original features. Before its dramatic renovation, the living room was two levels, dimly lit and divided by an HVAC chase.

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Bright and Open Modern Living Room With High Ceiling

The HVAC chase that originally divided the family room in this home was removed to create an open living area. The updated windows flood the space with natural light, a stark difference from the room's dim beginnings. Sleek furnishings and a subdued color palette lend to the living room's modern vibe.

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Sitting Area in Open Neutral Modern Living Space

Subtle variations in color and texture bring a striking cohesiveness to the sitting area in this bright, open living space. The decorative touches are minimal which allow the modern style to shine, as well as drawing attention to features like the exposed brick wall, painted beams and natural cork floor.

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Streamlined Modern Living Space With Exposed Brick Wall

An exposed brick wall infuses this bright modern living room with a warm ambiance. The ceiling beams and trim were painted espresso brown to further draw the eye to the brick wall. A cork table and cork flooring bring an organic element to the neutral space.

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