The designers showed off the architectural bones of this beautiful cathedral-like building by keeping furnishings simple and elegant. A clear floor on the upper level maintains the soaring feel of the space by letting occupants see all the way through the structure.
Gallery walls will always be timeless and classic, but interior designers continue to find new ways to decorate spaces above living room sofas. From flags and rugs to oversized art, many options are low cost and involve very little effort.
A long gray sectional is paired with a low glass coffee table and hardwood floors for this contemporary living room. Exposed beams bring a touch of rustic to the space, while white walls keep the room light and airy.
Neutral Urban Open Plan Dining Area With Blue Chairs
The open concept design of this urban apartment easily connects the casual dining area with the kitchen. The corner placement of the charming round tulip table takes full advantage of the amazing city views.
This New York City living room works a neutral palette, as seen in the area rug and geometric print armchairs. A floor lamp overhangs the slate gray coffee table, while a brown suede sofa is accented by a multicolored striped wall.
This dining room's industrial-chic style is the perfect dinner party conversation starter. Designers paired a table with a thick slab top and a mechanical-inspired base with button-tufted chairs and a picnic-style bench.
Contemporary Brick Dining Room With Orange Accent Wall
HGTV Design Star judge Genevieve Gorder says, "In order to make the brick wall the focal point, it's necessary to pull back on the opposing walls. They should've brought in light, creamy, smooth textures to give the space a greater sense of grandeur while highlighting the earthy color and rougher texture of the bricks."
Open Concept Living Area: Glass-Encased Penthouse in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The 2,700-square-foot penthouse features a flexible, open design for seamless transition from space to space. The living area flows into the bar area, so guests can simultaneously relax in either space.
This light and bright apartment features a second floor landing with a brown cowhide chaise lounge and floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that create the perfect reading nook. A tufted blue sofa is positioned next to a mirrored glass coffee table in a nearby sitting area, while large windows showcase sprawling New York City views.