Every top interior designer will ensure that practicing restraint can be a challenge. Smart choices for comfortable, unpretentious furniture, well-curated art, and simple decorative items are the key to prominent design schemes, but it’s equally important to avoid cluttered appearance. Want to know about how to do minimalist space? Click through these 30+ minimalist living rooms that make it right.
1. CITY LIVING
The living room designed by Alyssa Kapito in the SoHo duplex adheres to a warm neutral palette. The room, owned by a family of six with young children, features a comfortable love seat by Elias Svedberg from Galerie Half. Kapito also provides a living room with a daybed by Pierre Chapo, a sofa by Dmitriy & Co., and a cocktail table by Jean Royère from the BAC Gallery. J.T. Kalmar floor lamps come from 1stdibs, and rugs from F.J. Hakimian.
2. FRENCH RIVIERA ESCAPE
The luxurious French Riviera retreat benefits from minimal furnishings, which complement the stunning view. This pop-inspired house features couches, chairs and tables by Pierre Paulin. The 1970s floor lamps came from Galerie Harter, and the coats were designed by home architects, Francine and Pascal Goujon.
3. CITY VIEWS
Richie Jackson and Jordan Roth’s apartment in Manhattan has a living room with club chairs in the 1940s by Jean-Michel Frank and a circular banquet of the 1970s Maison Jansen covered in shearling and leather by Edelman. The artwork is the work of Julian Opie.
4. OCEAN GRAY
In a contemporary house in Palm Beach, the living room is located around a rug that mimics the pattern of ripples created by rocks when dropped into the water.
5. GREY, WHITE, WOOD
Architect Piet Boon and designer Jennifer Schmidt changed attic Washington, D.C. with a gray, white, and wooden palette with light tones. Textured accents, including gray velvet chairs, add to the open space interest.
6. YELLOW DETAILS
In the French-inspired Chicago penthouse parlor, a bright yellow mustard curtain in Oscar de la Renta fabric for Lee Jofa pop against a wall painted in Benjamin Moore Cement Gray. A special sofa covered with Kravet fabric with Jim Thompson silk cushions. The 1970s chairs are from the Revival, and vintage cocktail tables are from Martin La Brocante. The Crate & Barrel console and vintage chandelier by Hans-Agne Jakobsson complete the look.
7. RUSTIC MINIMALISM
In the Montana mountain hut, steel-framed windows and a modern edge to the wood-paneled living room, overlooking the Rocky Mountains. A special sofa is in NYC Studio Four fabric, a special sofa covered with Hodsoll McKenzie fabric, and a special swivel chair and 1930s English wing chair made of fabric from ALT for Living. Walnut cocktail tables are customary, and Austrian J.T 1950s. Kalmar floor lamps are from Bloomberry. The special hook rug by the New England Collection has a pattern based on a topographic map of the home site.
8. MINIMALIST ART COLLECTION
In an NYC apartment owned by art collectors, a pair of 1960s chairs from John Salibello used Manuel Canovas fabric, sofas especially covered with Holland & Sherry, and Karl Springer (foreground) cocktail table from Modern Mantiques; 1960s stainless steel chairs and cubes made by Maria Pergay, table lamps by Andrea Koeppel, and curtains made from Manuel Canovas silk cotton blends; the artwork on the wall is by (from left) Richard Prince, Rudolf Stingel, George Condo, and Elizabeth Peyton.