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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To give the family a comfortable place to catch a movie together, designers brought in this cool, neutral sofa made of durable linen that can withstand anything this family can throw at it. Then, they added graphic pillows for a touch of chic style.
The owners of this 1930s historic home in Phoenix, Arizona wanted to redesign their space to be fun, eclectic and durable. They needed storage solutions to help keep the family of five organized, so designers added built-in shelves and a built-in drop station to help with that. To add charm to the home, designers brought in trim to finish out the fireplace and the windows, while a brown leather sofa and other simple, fun furniture pieces help to make the space livable and inviting for parents and kids alike.
In the living room, a neutral color palette and durable fabrics highlight the home's farmhouse style, while blue pillows, a patterned gray and white rug and cool, ash gray end tables bring splashes of color into the space.
The homeowners wanted a stylish home that would be comfortable for all members of their family and any guests, so designers brought in bold, durable fabrics and furniture that would look great, as well as stand up to the high traffic of the family's entertaining areas.