Take advantage of a privacy screen or wall separating your patio from neighbors. Hang lanterns, which can cast a glow at night without taking up floor or table space on a patio. Thrift shop for used wire lanterns or globes, spray paint then any shot of color you desire and add candles. A hanging glass lantern project is one that even beginner DIYers can handle.
An uninspired storage space was transformed into an elegant sitting room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An alluring art deco carving circa 1928 surrounds the tufted alcove. The jewel-toned color palette adds an exotic edge to the room.
Even if it isn't a white Christmas outside, you can still enjoy a few falling flakes indoors. This snowflake curtain is so easy to make, but it turns even the smallest windows into a winter wonderland.
A romantic English country-inspired sitting area features a dramatic blue velvet chair, golden cocktail table, landscape panting, a lantern, paneling, a white rug and a vase of flowers. The room is designed by Susan Ferrier; the architect is Bobby McAlpine. The room is featured in “Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine."
Designer Jimmy Stanton’s upstairs lounge at the 2017 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse and Marketplace features a mix of stone, concrete, wood, antique mirror and textures and a white and indigo palette.
Instead of an accent wall, the designers used this deep, saturated hue on every wall of this narrow study, enveloping its occupants in warmth and coziness. The result is luxurious and sensual, inviting everyone who enters to read, relax or enjoy intimate conversation.
Making the most of the large master bedroom space, the area next to the windows is transformed into a comfortable sitting area. It's the perfect spot for watching TV and reading a book. Creamy curtains are hung high on the wall to match the scale of the room, while an area rug defines the space.
The interior of this sitting room mixes styles, textures and finishes for a sophisticated result. Decorative molding conjures Parisian salons of the past, while chrome coffee tables and sleek sconces are edgy counterpoints.
Facing leather sofas provide a relaxing atmosphere for casual meetings, lunch breaks or work space in this chic contemporary office sitting room. Complementing colors of yellow and violet play with each other between the accent wall and graphic rug. A rustic end table and industrial coffee table complement the contemporary wooden and leather chairs throughout the space.
With a backdrop so breathtaking it's hard to look away, this seating area is the perfect spot for long conversations and lazy afternoons. Contemporary armchairs and a streamlined coffee table look crisp and clean, ensuring the view is the main event.
If your outdoor space has integrated bench seating, maximize its use with a collection of bistro tables and mismatched seating surrounding it. The same versatile elements used throughout the area were incorporated here to tie the spaces together visually.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a once cramped living room now has plenty of chic, extra seating. Neutral wall colors of cream and light blue brighten the space and allow Sarah to play with different shades of the client's favorite color, turquoise. A nautical-themed striped rug and decorative wall sconce complete the cozy feel of this fireside nook.
A gold fireplace trim pops against the sleek marble fireplace surround. A braided coffee table adds a textural element to the smooth finishes in the room. A white arm chair with skirt is decorated with a small palm tree throw pillow giving it a taste of tropical influence.
Built in bookshelves create a nook-like feel and frame this cozy sitting space. Two recessed lighting bulbs shine down over the neutral tufted chair. Natural wood hardwood flooring and green walls capture the calm vibe of the design.