Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's mid-century modern living room embraces a classic, calming color scheme

The power couple's space is cozy and inviting because of the muted color pallette – and designers love the look

kyra sedgwick and kevin bacon on a blue background
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2024 is the year of red undertones. Brown, tan, and beige have replaced cooler shades of blue and gray as the preferred neutral du jour. Furthermore, though these shades are trending, it's also a classic color scheme that will never go out of style.

For proof, you needn't look further than Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick's home. The iconic couple's living room perfectly embodies the timelessness of these warm, neutral hues. Their mid-century modern incorporates natural light, sloping, cream ceilings, and unique sculptural gold lighting. In the background, their tan and brown furniture has modern, curved lines.

Interior designers love the use of the mid-century modern decor and the warm neutrals in Bacon and Sedgwick's living room space. 

Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Principal Designer at award-winning interior design firm Studio J & Co, tells Homes & Gardens: 'We love the enduring allure of a mid-century modern living room. This type of design emphasizes clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and functionality. This creates a sense of calm and order in the living room, a space that often serves multiple purposes. The style prioritizes furniture that's both stylish and comfortable. Think plush sofas with sleek legs and built-in storage solutions that look chic.' 

jennifer fitzpatrick
Jennifer Fitzpatrick

Jennifer is the principal designer at NYC and Miami-based boutique interior design firm Studio J & Co. She has years of experience in hospitality, commercial, and residential interior design. After graduating with her BS in interior design from Cornell University, she worked for hospitality-focused firm, HVS Design in Washington, DC, and NYC-based BHDM Design.

She continues, 'Mid-century modern pieces tend to be neutral and timeless. This makes it easy to mix and match with other styles or pops of color, allowing you to personalize the space and adapt it to your taste over time.'

Mid-century modern living room with velvet sofas

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The tan, cream, and beige color scheme perfectly emphasizes the beauty of this neutral living room look. 'Warm tones create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in the living room, a space meant for relaxation and socializing,' says Fitzpatrick.

Nina Lichtenstein, Westchester-based interior designer adds: 'Warm shades also add depth and dimension to the space, creating visual interest without overwhelming the design. They provide a perfect backdrop for showcasing iconic mid-century modern pieces and decorative accents. Most notably, tan and brown hues resonate with nature, creating a harmonious, inspired, and peaceful connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.'

Nina Lichtenstein
Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces. 

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The undeniable beauty, timeless elegance, and psychological benefits of mid-century modern design with a neutral color palette make it the perfect design scheme for any space.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.