Leah and Cade Crisafi recently bought a mid-century modern home in Silver Spring. They’d like to replace their living room furniture with pieces that fit the era of the home as well as complement the modern built-in sofa. They also need help placing the television and a piano they plan to buy.
Designer Carol Freedman retains the mid-century features of the room, including wood paneling, and adds furniture and accessories that augment the aesthetic.
Freedman, of Carol Freedman Design (301-320-2872, www.carolfreedmandesign.com), is based in Bethesda.
Keep the wood paneling, but tone down the ceiling with a warm gray, such as Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore.
Repeat the paint color on the dining room walls to make the rooms feel more connected.
Add a contemporary area rug and textured modern pillows to create a mix of styles in the room.
When shopping for a piano, look for something with a black or very dark finish, to contrast with the wood paneling.
Reupholster the built-in sofa with a modern chenille tweed.
Add a comfortable lounge chair and ottoman for watching television and enjoying the fire.
Accessories: Lotus cigar floor lamp with walnut base ($510 for large, www.ylighting.com); tie-dye stripes pillow ($40, www.cb2.com); chenille tweed fabric in Frost gray, for the built-in sofa ($20 per yard, www.westelm.com); Zsa Zsa pillow ($165, www.companyc.com); green two-tone geometric throw ($35, www.worldmarket.com); Intergalactic floor lamp ($250, www.dotandbo.com); Chickadee multi vase ($25) and chartreuse vase ($15), both from www.crateandbarrel.com; mosaic stripe area rug in blue ($1,099 for 9-by-12-foot rug, www.rugs-direct.com).
Noguchi table with walnut base ($1,679, www.dwr.com).
Grove 60-inch media cabinet in walnut ($2,399, www.roomandboard.com).
Fuller cocktail table with walnut base ($949, www.room andboard.com).
Large mid-century media console in acorn ($899, www.westelm.com).
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