Casual and cute? That's a definite check for this townhouse near downtown Atlanta. Wanting to give her clients a space where they could unwind as a family, designer Robin LaMonte paired a sophisticated white sofa and two chairs with fun teal throw pillows and a comfy armchair. A large area rug keeps the floor soft for the family's dog, Daisy.
A transitional living room is filled with wine tinted accents such as the L-shaped couch, accent pillows and floral curtains. A wooden table has two ice blue ottoman chairs and table lamp. A round wooden coffee table with flower vase is positioned between a high back chair and armchair. Bookshelves borders a grand piano.
This covered porch from the HGTV Dream Home 2012 provides ample space for entertaining. Sturdy, solid aluminum furnishings are paired with cushions covered in stain-, mold- and mildew-resistant performance fabric. The chocolate upholstery color complements the bold, graphic, all-weather area rug.
Use feng shui design to improve communication in your home. "Never put all your furniture against the walls," says Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui consultant and author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. "Furniture should be arranged to support communication, so forget where the walls are. Put at least the front legs of all furniture on the rug — not just around it — and people will sit there and talk."
The juxtaposition of old and new add visual interest to this airy living room in the 2013 HGTV Dream Home. Iron gate doors and a pale wood coffee table add rustic charm, while a modern fireplace and simple, yet sophisticated furniture gives the space an updated, transitional look.
This light and bright living room features an exposed beam vaulted ceiling with gray stone fireplace that serves as the focal point for the newly remodeled space. The pass-throughs on either side of the fireplace provide a logical flow between the two spaces and attractive sight lines.
Large windows fills this neutral transitional living room with natural light. The simple, tasteful furnishings are accented by a cow skull, gifted by neighbors Nancy and Ronald Reagan, mounted above the fireplace.