Modern English Style Living Room in Cool Tones

Get ready to fall in love with this modern English style living room in cool tones. Decorated by Laura Design Company, the home resides in Chicago. The space has such classic, timeless appeal. It’s the type of room you won’t quickly grow tired of.

modern english style living room in cool tonesPhoto by Laura Design Company


A pair of matching built-in bookcases flank each side of the fireplace. A cool blue-gray paint color creates a soft backdrop for collectibles on the shelves. A contemporary style coffee table plays well with the traditional elements of the space.

blue-gray built-in bookcase in living roomPhoto by Laura Design Company


Here’s a better view of the built-in shelving units next to the fireplace. A pair of rattan chairs lend a little texture. I’m a big fan of paisley and am quite fond of the pillows. The leather pillows are a classy touch, too.

pale blue-gray living room in ChicagoPhoto by Laura Design Company


Pottery, books, and baskets adorn the shelves. Less attractive items can be stored behind the cabinet doors underneath the shelves. 

pottery, books, and baskets on living room shelvesPhoto by Laura Design Company


A comfy chaise in windowpane fabric cozies up next to the window for easy reading during the day, with a nearby floor lamp for nighttime reading. I need that chaise in my life. It’d be perfect in my family room. A linen throw at the end of the chaise adds softness can keep feet warm on chilly Chicago days.

chaise lounge in pale blue-gray living roomPhoto by Laura Design Company


Some people call the style of this room transitional, but it reminds me of a modern English style living room. Such a pretty room with wonderful softness. Even the beautiful painting over the fireplace is soft and looks a little foggy.

modern english style living room in cool tonesPhoto by Laura Design Company




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  1. It’s a lot bigger than my living room but, almost the same color. I love that comfy chair by the window for reading so nice.

    1. Hi Marlene! Sounds like you chose a beautiful color for your living room! I love that chair too – now I want to find one for my family room. 🙂