15 Modern-Organic Living Rooms That Are Simply Stunning


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.


living room with a graphic rug, white couch, armchairs and a wood coffee table for an organic touch

Photo: Stoffer Photography Interiors

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.


gray modern family room features collected art and objects

Photo: Aimee Mazzenga

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.


gray chevron tile above fireplace in gray family room and wood side tables

Photo: Stephen Karlisch

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.


living room with contrasting black beams and white walls accented by organic-inspired furniture

Photo: Peter Murdock

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.


contemporary living room wood plank clad fireplace fabricated concrete blocks

Photo: Werner Segarra

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.


california rustic living room with fireplace, patterned rug and organic decor

Photo: Roger Davies

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.


modern living room with white accent chairs, organic wood coffee table and brown fireplace

Photo: Joshua McHugh

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.


modern living room neutral palette pink chairs fireplace

Photo: Casey Dunn

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.


subdued living space with blue couch, eames-style chair and window with landscape views

Photo: Gabe Border

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.


clean-lined living room detail with brown furniture, wood tables and figure painting in background

Photo: Meghan Beierle-O’Brien

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.


open living room with black frame windows, modern furniture and stone wall

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“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.


modern family room overlooking Miami shines with organic textures and veined coffee table

Photo: MCA Estúdio

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.


sectional sits around leather coffee table in a modern organic living room that opens to a kitchen

Photo: Dino Tonn

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.


Modern organic family room with dark gray walls, florid artwork, wood ceiling, big windows

Photo: Leslee Mitchell

“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.


A grouping of white and wood swivel chairs in the corner of a modern organic living room.

Photo: Karyn Millet

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.

A version of this article was originally published on January 12, 2022.