10 Living Rooms That Transcend Design Eras

Contemporary furniture and layout meet a retro-inspired color palette, all united by a single painting in the charming style of 70s graphic design. The artwork and the modern coffee tables pop in this layout.

While the furniture in this living room is perfectly up-to-date, it mimics the low-slung forms popular in Mid Century Modern homes. The wall panels to the right have a touch of Art Deco flair.

Herringbone floors never go out of style. This interior contrasts streamlined minimalistic furniture against a luxurious atrium backdrop. Arched multi-lite windows were a common staple of early 20th century design.

Traditional Asian influence embraces a layout that feels almost futuristic. Although “conversation pits” are still rare, they were sometimes included in high-end homes in the 50s, like the famed Miller House by Eero Saarinen.

Here’s another interior where one single addition stands alone in reference to a previous design generation – of course, the Fortuna lamp is a practical work of art. It’s an icon and exerts its influence in an especially powerful way within a minimalist home like this one.

Wood ceilings and the ornamental stove are only a handful of the classic influences in this living room, but the fireplace is definitely a fresh spin on an old favorite. This model is the contemporary Fireorb.

Atomic-age inspiration brings its distinctive charm to this living room. The distinctive combination of irregular angles and compact curves are hallmarks of the style. The pendant light is called Atomium from Lambert & Fils.

Brass accents and nude leather are timeless accents, whereas the mirrored surfaces above the clock and rows of lighting in the back give a subtle nod to 1920’s cinema fronts.

Surrounded by classically styled paneling and delightful antique decor, this interior makes an unforgettable modern impression by switching out the iconic Chesterfield’s traditional dark leather with a bright shade of chartreuse green.

The living room wall art,Picasso’s Girl with Mandolin (1910), stands in contrast – in terms of both color and era – to the rest of this modern room. The curvaceous lounge chair to the left extends its palette and classical influence. We love that nifty ottoman coffee table!