Designing A Modern Sitting Room

Once you catch the modern-decor bug, it’s hard to shake it. The pleasure that comes from a well-designed home hits the moment you place the first Flos lamp next to your vintage sectional. Just as the clothes we choose to wear reflect who we are and the moods we’re in, our living space does the same. Every piece of contemporary furniture has a story to tell. It reflects a designer’s tireless hours spent brainstorming pieces that are functional as well as beautiful. When someone steps into your home, they’ll be told a chapter of that story. We tapped the experts at CENTRO Modern Furnishings in St. Louis to share a few tips on styling the perfect modern living room.

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A
Manufacturer: RIETVELD by Rietveld (Netherlands)
Name: STELTMAN Chairs (one left arm, one right arm)
Design: Gerrit Rietveld, 1964

B
Manufacturer: Flos (Italy)
Name: TOIO Floor Lamp
Design: Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1962

C
Manufacturer: When Objects Work (Belgium)
Name: Bench, fumed oak (Limited Edition of 25; sold out)
Design: John Pawson, 2006

D
Manufacturer: Stelton (Denmark)
Name: Ship’s Lamp
Design: Erik Magnussen, 1982
CENTRO Shop Note: The classic ship’s lamp in an updated, minimalist design, which keeps the wind out whether you are in maritime surroundings or in your garden.

E
Manufacturer: B&B Italia (Italy)
Name: FRANK Sofa System
Design: Antonio Citterio, 2012

F
Manufacturer: Zanotta (Italy)
Name: QUADERNA Bench / Table
Design: Superstudio, 1970

G
Manufacturer: Kasthall (Sweden)
Name: HÄGGA Gooseye Area Carpet
Design: Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg

H
Manufacturer: Flos (Italy)
Name: ARCO Floor Lamp (40th Anniversary Limited Edition Black Marquina Marble; sold out)
Design: Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1962
CENTRO Shop Note: Featured in Hollywood classics including “Diamonds are Forever” and “The Italian Job,” ARCO is a design icon that has been in constant production since it’s 1962 debut.

I
Manufacturer: Knoll (USA)
Name: PETAL Table
Design: Richard Schultz, 1960
CENTRO Shop Note: Inspired by Queen Anne’s Lace, Schultz designed the PETAL tables to complement Harry Bertoia’s DIAMOND Chairs.

J
Manufacturer: Fish Design (Italy)
Name: AMAZONIA Vase
Design: Gaetano Pesce, 1995

K
Manufacturer: e15 (Germany)
Name: SHAHNAZ Wall-Mounted Cabinets
Design: Philipp Mainzer + Farah Ebrahimi, 2006

L
Manufacturer: Cassina (Italy)
Name: LC2 Lounge Chair
Design: LeCorbusier, Charlotte Perriand, + Pierre Jeanneret (1928)

M
Manufacturer: Tom Dixon (Great Britain)
Name: LEAN Table Lamp
Design: Tom Dixon (2007)

Interested in other rooms designed by the team at CENTRO? We love this space from ALIVE Issue 1.

 

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