Who Knew That a Calm, Beachy Living Room Could Feature Concrete?

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It's time to add this design from Ryan Garvin to your list of dream living rooms. And really, even at first glance, it's easy to see why. Tall white walls create a bright, airy canvas for modern beach living, which is punctuated by a geometric area rug and striped pillows that add a playful accent to the larger furnishings. The nearby concrete fireplace has an unexpectedly approachable finish, and it provides a calm symmetry with the beams along the ceiling. Furthermore, the height of the concrete feature — which meets the window frame above the blue-and-white seating and the top of the built-in selves — unifies its surroundings and makes any artwork seem superfluous. While all of this balance has us feeling quite serene, we're perking back up at the sight of the black-wood coffee table and airy folding chairs. The rest of the room may be exceptionally orderly, but that combination makes for a cool aesthetic layer without distracting from the other details.

Minimal folding chairs would help bring these laid-back vibes into your home.

Leather Woven Folding Lounge Chair ( $529 )

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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