Durable and comfortable leather flooring adds an unusual twist to an open, modern living space. The neutral colored walls of this space showcase the dark and dramatic palette of the flooring and furniture.
“When people are outside, the beautiful teak and the cushions become the background for people and their dressed up clothes and their food and wine,” says Linda. “I like that kind of approach to outside, because you’re also looking at landscaping and the sky. The furniture is beautiful and durable, and it works in this area of the world. You want it to always look good and really be comfortable.”
To create a fun, livable room, designers added a durable, leather sofa that would be easy to clean. Then, they added Peter Dunham pillows and a Crate and Barrel coffee table to complete the space and add color and texture.
Durable and natural materials such as stained cedar, natural stone veneer, and integral color plaster are combined with strong horizontal ceiling lines. Large windows create an indoor-outdoor entertainment space.
This soothing outdoor space is the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. The furniture is made from durable materials such as natural wood and canvas, allowing this furniture to withstand the elements.
With five boys, the homeowners wanted to make sure their home was stylish, but could also stand up to the test of their large, rambunctious family, so designers were sure to include plenty of durable materials in all of the home's spaces. At the kitchen island, sturdy, metal barstools add seating at the breakfast bar. In the living room, a woven rug defines the space, while two sofas-one with an easily machine washable slipcover and the other crafted from a durable leather-add plenty of seating that is sure to meet the challenge of the homeowners and their boys.
The goal for this space was to create a room that both adults and children could be comfortable in. With the homeowners' two small boys, the space would need to contain durable fabrics and materials, so designers chose a sectional that could easily be wiped clean with lots of multicolor pillows for comfort. Then, they had a stylish, nylon carpet installed that won't stain and would match the aesthetic of the room, while remaining practical.
The living room needed fun, durable seating to accommodate the family's teenage son and his friends, so designers added a tough, blue sectional and faux green leather ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. To provide display shelves, shelves were built into the half-wall separating the kitchen and dining room from the living room. These shelves are made of dark, rich wood, which, along with the white walls, ties this space into the rest of this family's 1920s Spanish home.
A large sectional sofa in neutral tones provides plenty of room to relax in this stylish living room. Built-in open shelving around the fireplace helps keep things organized, while pillows in toile and paisley add depth and warmth to the seating area.
This elegant entertaining space makes use of strong, natural elements, such as the natural wood of the chairs, the canvas of the couch and the woven rug. The colors chosen by designers, though, make the space seem warm and inviting while being sturdy enough to withstand the elements.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cramped and dirty basement was transformed into an open, functional space for a growing family of four. Keeping her clients' two young boys in mind, Sarah chose durable design details such as hard-wearing wood paneling, slate tile floors and thick-fiber curtains that will withstand years of use.
These glasses are small in stature but big on style, thanks to the fun triangle pattern. Choose a low-profile option that will do dual purpose for water and juice. Choose glassware made from melamine for a stylish, non-breakable option.