When it comes to interior design, “modern” and “organic” styles are not always mutually exclusive. In fact, some of the best spaces meld the two looks, resulting in clean-lines and a sense of warmth. Let these modern organic living rooms rooms prove that organic modern style is here to stay.
INSIDE THE LINES
Graphic custom carpeting by Davis Rugs adds color and pattern to the bright and airy modern organic family room, where a pair of sofas by TCS Designs, Inc. and chairs by Redford House surround an organic coffee table from CAI Designs.
An organic metal wall sculpture by Eric Gushee takes center stage in the sunken family room, which is furnished with an RH sofa and a Carrara marble slab coffee table styled with vintage horns, a wood-carved Buddha and other collectibles from the clients’ personal collection.
LET’S TABLE IT
Contemporary accent tables from Ambella Home Collection bring an organic touch to the lower-level family room, where the star is a generously proportioned, multisided Bernhardt sectional just right for lounging. Tile by Olympia Tile + Stone in a chevron pattern covers the fireplace and offers another visual dimension.
IN GOOD SHAPE
Extra glossy paint finishes, on the modern organic living room ceiling as throughout, “add a hint of glamour,” designer Dan Scotti says, as do the black accents in the form of beams and a fireplace surround, which is paired with a vintage fireplace fender. The designer was drawn to the sliding dovetail coffee table from Wyeth for its organic shape and walnut finish.
Associate designer Brian Weiberg converted interior designer David Michael Miller’s sketches into formal design drawings for elements throughout the house, including the living room’s wood-plank-clad fireplace. Superlite Block–which provided the original concrete blocks–fabricated identical blocks for repairs Pioneer Masonry made throughout the home. The room’s rug is from Bellbridge in Benicia, California, while the striped pillow material is Ralph Lauren Home and the organic-form print is by Brenda Antin.
In this modern organic living room, a Tucker & Marks sofa and a pair of John Himmel Decorative Arts armchairs are arranged around a table from Hewn. Nature is the focus on the mantel with a Mimmo Rotella clamshell, a sculpture from John Salibello in New York and fossils from Lebreton Gallery. The rug is by Beauvais Carpets.
An hand-oil-rubbed-bronze- clad fireplace is inset into built-in mahogany bookcases in the den, where midcentury tall-backed chairs from Homenature are teamed with a graphic rug from Doris Leslie Blau.
Drophouse Design made the faceted-copper living room fireplace featuring a patina by Thomas Studio & Foundry. The Fenton & Fenton leather sling chairs, across from the Flynn Sofa and coffee table–both from The Renner Project–top a vintage rug from ABC Carpet & Home. The Standing Man sculpture near the fireplace is by Fred Calvin Marshall.
POINT OF VIEW
Dramatic views from the living room of a home near Sun Valley are visible through windows from Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors in Abbotsford, British Columbia. A chair and ottoman by B&B Italia and the owners’ live-edge occasional table are perfectly positioned to take them all in.
ORGANIC MODERN FIGURES
To keep the neutral palette lively, designer Irene Kim Coppedge opted for pieces with texture to them, such as the modern organic living area’s velvet RH sofa, the pair of wood and metal tables from Hold it Contemporary Home and the plush carpet from Coles Fine Flooring.
SET IN STONE
“For each of the interior walls we constructed a dedicated template to reflect its dimensions,” says general contractor Keith Romeo of the painstaking work of getting the stonework just right. One of those walls is seen in the family room, which is furnished with a BDDW sectional. The live-edge coffee table is by Aguirre Design; underfoot is a Sacco rug.
BIENVENIDOS A MIAMI
Arcing over the club chair in the family room is Foscarini’s Twiggy floor lamp, designed by Marc Sadler. Leather poufs from Comodino and an Artefacto coffee table surround a slipcovered sofa. The draperies are made of sheer natural linen to leave the sweeping views unencumbered.
Neutral colors and natural textures define the great room. To match the scale of the voluminous space, the designers chose an oversize modular sectional from Rene Cazares—“upholstered in a neutral, highly durable fabric that disappears into the background,” interior designer Claire Ownby says—and a custom, blackened-steel coffee table with a vinyl-wrapped top by Classic Custom Upholstery.
BACK TO NATURE
“In the family room, the goal was to seamlessly blend with the outdoors, and Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe paint makes the connection,” explains designer Parrish Cameron Robe Chilcoat, who strategically placed the CFC dining table and Noir chairs for enjoying Memphis mornings. Lamps by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort & Co. flank the Harbinger sofa and the custom ottoman wears Pindler faux leather. A Tree of Life triptych by Natural Curiosities contributes whimsy.
Lang used a soothing palette of whites and grays with a Cierre sofa and an Organic Looms custom rug. The dramatic rosewood grains of the Randolph & Hein swivel club chairs from Dean-Warren and coffee table by Peter Thomas Designs add warmth.