Open Kitchen Offers Views of North Palm Beach's Little Lake Worth
Keeping the kitchen open allows for unobstructed views of Little Lake Worth in this North Palm Beach, Fla., cottage. The white cabinetry, countertops and vaulted ceiling minimize the visual clutter, keeping the attention on the beautiful blue lake waters just beyond the French doors.
Great Room With High Wood Ceilings and Neutral Fireplace
Symmetry can be so pleasing to the eye — and that's especially true in this beautiful great room. High wood ceilings supported by metal beams make the space feel airy and light, while stone walls bring a rustic, Old World feel. Contemporary white linen sofas provide a perfect spot to watch TV or enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.
Life is brought to this once dark and closed off living space by opening up the living room, dining room and kitchen to each other. A white tongue-and-groove board ceiling brightens the entire space. Neutral furnishings are paired weathered hardwood floors and dark wood tables for a cottage-inspired style.
Cottage-Style Great Room With Matching Linen Sofas
What an impressive great room! Look at those long sofas — perfect for lounging by the fire or watching your favorite TV shows. The symmetry of the room is soothing, as are the neutral tones and natural materials used for the ceiling, walls and floor. The space is at once rustic and contemporary, and large windows bring in plenty of natural light.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper: With the wall removed between the kitchen and the living space, the two rooms are unified and the home's entry opens directly onto a central area for dining and entertaining.
Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, reconfigured the bulk of this '50s vintage home in Woodway, Texas to create an open, free-flowing space with combined kitchen, dining and living room.
Blue Fabrics, Seagrass Wallpaper Evoke the Florida Outdoors
Cool blue patterns on the living room furniture fabrics evoke the color of Little Lake Worth, located just outside this North Palm Beach, Fla., cottage. Grasscloth wallpaper adds another natural design element to this comfortable, inviting great room.
Vaulted Ceiling, Lake Views Create Airy Feeling in Cottage Great Room
A vaulted ceiling and view of Little Lake Worth through the trio of French doors creates an airy feel in the great room of this beachy cottage in North Palm Beach, Fla. A fan at the peak of the ceiling keeps the air flowing in the room and cuts down on cooling costs in the hot Florida weather.
The homeowners love to entertain, so a large sectional that can seat up to seven people comfortably is centered on the flat-screen TV and traditional fireplace. The barstools in the kitchen swivel so they can be used as extra seating for the living room. White wood throughout the space creates a light and airy feeling.