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Midcentury Modern Open-Plan Living and Dining Space
Perfect for casual weekend living, this Hamptons beach-house dining/family room has a close connection to the kitchen, as well as to outdoor living areas. Glass doors on the ground level slide all the way into the walls, opening the family/dining room and living room to an expansive deck area. The rooms can be entirely open or protected from mosquitoes with a screen system, allowing for summer breezes, ample entertaining areas and restoring connections to nature. “A consistent — but not overwhelming — thread of blue follows throughout these ground level spaces: blue kitchen cabinets, blue custom rug and touches of blue walls,” note the architects.
White Coastal Open Living Room With Gray Striped Rug
The gray-and-white-striped rug and beige-and-white-striped couch complement each other, making a subtle, playful statement. Bold pink cushions and green throw pillows bring a whimsical vibrancy to the space.
Hallway With Iron Balcony Railing Overlooks Great Room
This hall features a curved balcony area and iron railing that allow people passing through a glimpse at the rustic great room. A circular red floral area rug adds a pop of color, while the vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting keep the space open.
Neutral Contemporary Great Room With Rustic Ceiling Beams
Black framed French doors and windows open up to the porch and pool area while also providing great views of the horizon. Rough-hewn ceiling beams and doorframes bring texture and rustic detail to this contemporary space.
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room is a light, open space with a classic neutral color palette. “The great room structure is that new modern way of living, which would not have happened in New England,” explains interior designer Linda Woodrum. “There would have been small, dark, boxy rooms, but we all know that we are living in this new way where there is this wonderful open space.”
Spacious Great Room With Inviting Furniture Layout
If your living room lacks the square footage to accommodate end tables, consider forgoing them in favor of a table positioned behind the sofa. Here, the empty space on each side of the sofa allows for proper flow to and from the nearby kitchen; however, the sofa table still allows enough tabletop surface to display decorative objects and table lamps.
Neutral Transitional Great Room With Rustic Coffee Table
Gray sofas and cream-colored armchairs create a calming environment in this spacious great room. A metal-base wood coffee table adds a modern rustic element to contrast with the softer, classic seating.
Matching batik armchairs are flea market finds that add a collected, bohemian look. Ladder shelves fill in a large blank wall with sculptural, thrifted finds that inject whimsy and personality into this space.
Neutral tones with pops of brown create an inviting place to sit and relax in this modern great room. Glass doors open up on either side of the room to bring in natural light and the fresh air from the outdoors.
Midcentury Modern Great Room With Neutral Stone Wall
This open plan great room offers ample space for relaxing and entertaining with a gray sectional sofa, funky zigzag print armchairs and a small dining area. A neutral stone wall and parquet flooring keep the look of the room bright, a quality emphasized by the open ceiling with skylight windows that offer natural light.
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.
The carved wood table is hand-crafted by an artist of the trade. It is a custom Habachy Designs collection piece and tapers upwards to an inset Silver Portoro marble top and kerfed edge detail. The custom chaise lounge designed by Habachy Designs is inspired by oriental architecture, and the custom designed dining table, also by Habachy Designs, is a light gray oak wash that centers the great room with an understated presence.
Susan Brunstrum paired dark woodwork and floors with her cream and blue color palette for a stunning effect. The soft colors on the interior walls allow the wall of windows, framed in this darker wood, to take prominence in the room. Sofas were upholstered in cream on which the designer placed dark blue patterned pillows as accents.
This Hollywood Hills property is stunning from the large living area that is completely open, to the dramatic dining room and contemporary kitchen. This property allows for great indoor/outdoor entertaining that seamlessly flows together.