To make the kitchen and living room feel even more cohesive, the architects extended the wood ceiling across the two spaces. A low-level loveseat and four armchairs give the owners room to entertain, without distracting from their stunning surroundings.
Subtle variations in color and texture bring a striking cohesiveness to the sitting area in this bright, open living space. The decorative touches are minimal which allow the modern style to shine, as well as drawing attention to features like the exposed brick wall, painted beams and natural cork floor.
Just off the sunroom, the modern dining room has comfortable seating for six. With an open concept floor plan and the back wall being made of glass, this space gets plenty of natural light, keeping it warm and bright.
Pillows and Ottoman Add Pops of Color to This Bright Space
As sunlight pours into this sophisticated, modern living room, light is reflected of the white surfaces of the walls, cabinets and sofas to create a bright, light atmosphere. To give the space some color, designers added throw pillows to make the couches pop. The main feature in this living space, though, is the cushioned teal ottoman that mixes in a little traditional style with a modern twist. The ottoman not only functions as a cushy coffee table, it doubles as extra seating when the homeowners entertain.
To give their clients additional space to unwind, the designers created a comfortable nook just off the master bathroom. Here, two patterned chairs overlook the city and invite casual conversation into the evening, while a large gold vase anchors the space.
Rough-hewn wood and rich, dark walls turn this cozy corner reading nook into a showpiece. Wood beams reflect the character of the historic farmhouse, which underwent a top-to-bottom renovation that opened up the space and turned its formerly small, dark rooms into a livable and family-friendly country home.
The casual and comfortable media room in this Lake Tahoe ski getaway features an extra-long modular sofa and a sturdy table perfect for game playing, puzzle building and casual dining. An integrated fireplace and wall-mounted TV are sleek and minimal on a long wall. The horizontal planes in the space draw the eye to the tall windows, which show off a spectacular mountain view.
On either end of a sleek, modern coffee table, two neutral sectionals provide plush seating for visitors. A camel leather chair adds subtle style to the room, while also complementing the light wood details of the space.
With walls of windows and vaulted ceilings, this living room makes broad use of light and shadow. The result is a space that's visually interesting from morning to night, with minimal decor to distract from the natural beauty of the water.
Open Floor Plan Helps Add Functionality and Flow to Modern Spaces
From the sofas in the living room, homeowners and guests have a clear line of sight to the kitchen with an eat-in island, thanks to this home's open floor plan. This gives the home's public spaces an elegant flow that makes these rooms functional.
Floor-to-ceiling windows open this sophisticated dining room up to the adjacent porch and sweeping views beyond. The wood paneling makes a warm atmosphere heightened by the glass globe pendants that seem to float above the table.
Dark furnishings with Danish modern lines blend seamlessly with the traditional farmhouse architecture of this light-filled, modern dining room. Throughout the home, soft contemporary colors and modern furniture updates the space for a 21st-century family. Trim is darker than the walls, creating a crisp effect that makes the space stand out.