To give more space to the living room, Karen and Mina, of HGTV's Good Bones, removed the walls that used to enclose the space. Now that the barriers are gone, this home has an open concept first floor with a line of sight from the living room into the dining room and kitchen. Each of these spaces, then received an elegant, contemporary design, creating a contemporary, updated space.
This light and bright living room features a pair of brown wicker armchairs and neutral sectional with blue throw pillows. A glass coffee table sits atop a blue area rug, while the room's open floor plan allows for easy transition to the nearby dining room.
The layout of the living room accommodates different activities, creating a true multipurpose space. The primary seating area includes an intimate arrangement of the sofa and two armchairs for gatherings of family or friends. The sofa has a comfortable view of the television, which is mounted above the fireplace, for nights when the homeowners choose to stay in and watch a movie. A bistro-sized table and chairs near the window offer a space to have a drink, play cards or even work on a laptop with a view of the TV.
This light and bright foyer boasts cream colored walls paired with a mint green accent wall and red-brown hardwood floors. A contemporary stairway features a railing made with metal posts, cable wire and wood. A bench area in the entrance offers a spot for easy shoe removal.
This light and bright open plan kitchen features a spacious island with tiger stripe bamboo drawers and a neutral countertop. The dining room boasts a glass table positioned just in front of 8-ft by 8-ft sliding glass doors that can be opened up to the outside, offering a picturesque waterfront view.
If your multipurpose room doesn't allow for a sectional sofa, try pairing a three-seater with a pair of comfy armchairs. To keep the overall look from becoming disjointed, look for armchairs that are no more than three inches taller or shorter than the back of the sofa. Keeping one consistent height among the seating elements adds balance.
Originally intended as a chic bachelorette pad for a high-powered woman in the California tech industry, this Marin residence evolved into a new family home when the homeowner met her future husband during the design process. Designer Annie Lowengart married the couple’s individual styles to create a fresh, youthful residence enlivened by bold color.
Stained glass windows and classic wainscoting set a traditional backdrop for this comfortable family room. Contemporary furnishings enliven the space with fresh style, and a blue sofa provides the main source of color.
Exposed wood ceiling beams and a dark hardwood floor add a touch of warm tones to this cool and breezy light pastel color scheme in this bedroom design. A soft blue and yellow floral pattern decorates the bed curtains framing the white bed linens. A bench at the foot of the bed pulls the pastel blue out into the room. Plush furniture shines in the sunlight of the window nook.