Back in the sixties, what could be created by combining modern furnishings with natural finishes? A living room like this.
First of all, there was the focal point of this stylish contemporary 1960s living room: the stone fireplace wall with floor-to-ceiling plants growing on either side of the hearth.
Two stone columns flanked the fireplace proper, heightening the importance of the masonry — yet, by allowing light and view between them, the area retained a sense of openness.
The ruggedness and informality of stone set a characteristic tone for a house that broke the traditional style of its New England neighbors.
Spotlights on the roof shone through the skylight over the fireplace to bring out the stone texture, offer glowing light to the green plants, and supplied dramatic lighting to the room.
The contemporary indoor-outdoor feeling was achieved by the full-length glass wall and the continuation of the flagstone floor to the terrace outside.
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Lush foliage from built-in planting areas at the base of the stone columns kept the stonework from being too overpowering.
An unexpectedly bright red carpet (and red accessories) filled the main seating area. Dual black sofas, and two black and white checked chairs provided plenty of conversation space, while keeping the comfy midcentury vibe.