Another option for entertainment space is the Florida room just off the living room. In one corner of the space, a leather sofa and two chairs provide plenty of seating in this space, while a bar area in the other corner provides easy access to food, drinks and serving ware, creating the perfect place for a casual get together.
To allow the homeowners to make the most of their amazing mountain views, they created a sitting area and breakfast nook in the Florida room of this Georgia farmhouse. Similarly to the rest of the house, this Florida room has a neutral color palette and modern design which reflect the countryside around it. Wall to wall windows and elegant French doors allow in tons of natural light, while the colors in the space reflect the green of the trees, making the room feel as if it truly is a part of nature.
The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted an open concept first floor, so designers used arches to create a brighter, more open space. These arches provide the warm living room with direct access to the kitchen, Florida room and the private spaces upstairs.
Off the Florida room, this restored Spanish Colonial boasts a spacious back patio. The natural stone and desert plants help to complement the Spanish style of the home, while a wicker table and dining chairs and wicker lounge chairs give the homeowners a stylish, yet durable entertaining space.
The traditional Florida room takes on a new face at HGTV Green Home 2012. The weatherized yet unconditioned space is designed to live like an interior room, with vaulted ceilings and a stylish mix of contemporary and antique furnishings. Antique wicker chairs positioned around the gas fireplace offer an inviting perch. Ottomans, custom-made for the space, provide additional seating or tabletop surface.
A pair of contemporary Lignet Roset sofas blends with a traditional rug in this sunny Florida family room. Tall windows usher in natural light and offer a view of the pool. The open floor plan allows comfortable, convenient living in a serene setting.
Large windows and glass French doors allow beautiful Florida views that inspire the design of this tropical living room. Distressed reclaimed elm grounds the space, while exposed ceiling beams and a vaulted ceiling add architectural interest above. The fireplace is the centerpiece of the room and made from tabby, an authentic Florida material combining crushed clamshells and plaster.
Capturing the perfect view of the lake, this family room was designed to optimize the indoor/outdoor living that Florida is famous for. The furnishings and cabinetry stay light and airy to help optimize the openness of the space, while the area rug grounds the seating group.
In the living room and foyer of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 in Merritt Island, Florida, a photographic mural of surfers covers one entire wall. It's an imaginative way to fill the room with life and unique personality.
A vaulted ceiling and view of Little Lake Worth through the trio of French doors creates an airy feel in the great room of this beachy cottage in North Palm Beach, Fla. A fan at the peak of the ceiling keeps the air flowing in the room and cuts down on cooling costs in the hot Florida weather.
The original layout of this Florida apartment separated the dining and kitchen areas, making the home feel dark and cramped. By removing some of the walls, the ocean views can now be enjoyed from the dining table, the barstools in the kitchen and the large living room.
A tile fireplace surround wall shimmers in the light of decorative pendant lights in this moroccan style lounge. Large floor pillows bring bold, vibrant color to the room and create an cozy atmosphere. The “wood” flooring is actually of noce travertine, chosen for its ability to better withstand the Florida humidity and social traffic.
A lush 1-acre Palm Beach, Fla., property with tropical plants uses “garden rooms” for people to enjoy a small pool and covered dining area. The landscape design project, by Nievera Williams Design, is Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.