A modern dining table separates this rustic-contemporary living room from the home's open concept kitchen. The living area features a blend of traditional, rustic farmhouse elements with contemporary architectural lines. Candle chandeliers contrast with the glass-paneled balcony railing.
From the top of the stairs, this great room shows its charm in every feature of its classic Susan Brunstrum design. The windows, window treatments, fireplace, furnishings and artwork all engage to make a strong, stylish statement for the homeowners.
The kitchen, dining room and living area now flow seamlessly one to the next with the color scheme connecting the different spaces. Pale blue pillows on the sofa draw out the kitchen's blue tile backsplash.
Great Room: Bayfront Mediterranean Villa in Naples, Fla.
Elegant and formal, this two-story great room feels even grander with floor-to-ceiling mirrors on either side of the room. Dramatic chandeliers, arched doorways and formal furnishings complete the luxury space.
Open Concept Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Areas
A less-is-more approach keeps this open floor plan from looking cluttered and over-furnished. Subtle plays on similar colors bring brightness to the living areas and also lend to the unity of the space.
Two-Story Great Room Features Contemporary Furnishings
With two-story ceilings, stunning views of the outdoors and stylish furniture, this great room is an ideal place for entertaining. Black tile floors provide contrast against the light walls and furnishings.
Transitional Great Room Features Built-In Wet Bar for Entertaining
Susan Brunstrum designed the corner of this great room to accommodate the second floor staircase and a built-in wet bar for entertaining. The dark wood tones in these pieces contrast nicely with the neutral hues of the walls, window treatments and occasional furniture pieces.
A huge airport hanger-like building is transformed into a stylish party pad with urban industrial-chic design strokes. An open kitchen and dining area offer easy entertaining potential. Pops of color throughout the space add life and energy.
The great room has the expansive feel of a cathedral and is filled with the same whimsically rustic style seen throughout the home. A bright yellow faux stag's head presides above the fireplace; a black X marks the spot in the center of the wood dining table.
An open great room with lots of space for entertaining was important to this homeowner, so to tie the space together designer Carrie Maniaci focused on wood elements with stainless steel accents. The Italian Olive Ash dining table makes a perfect center piece and is like a work of art.