This spacious loft brings together industrial and modern elements to create a space that's both hardworking and luxurious. In the foreground stands an exotic wood dining table, large enough to seat ten comfortably. The armchairs themselves are padded and upholstered, thus comfortable for a long, delicious meal. Above the table hangs an ornate crystal chandelier -- an added touch of elegance in the streamlined space.
A small kitchen niche doesn't have to be used as a breakfast nook. A pair of transitional print armchairs and a white side table create a comfortable sitting area for guests to relax in style in this kitchen nook. A deep purple rug is the key to the design as it anchors the space, defining it as separate from the rest of the kitchen.
Rich hardwood floors adorn a living room sitting area defined by a sisal area rug. A leather Chesterfield sofa sits across from two blue armchairs, arranged near a fireplace that's great for warming chilly days and nights. Eye-catching art in the form of a vintage-style wall map and prints of books add character to the room.
“To create this peaceful retreat above bustling Center City Philadelphia, we selected natural materials and finishes to bring softness and comfort to what had been a barren rooftop,” says designer Barbara Eberlein. “Teak furniture does not need to be stored indoors during the winter,” she notes, and “direct sunlight is mitigated with enormous cantilever umbrellas.” Get the same effect in your own city sanctuary with a single umbrella and a cushy all-weather armchair.
Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn't mean it won't look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.
Paint is one of the most impactful ways to change the look of a room. In this master bedroom, navy blue is a rich, luxurious choice. The yellow armchair and pendant connect the room with the cheery hues in the bathroom.
This minimalistic living room sitting area features a funky red and white patterned armchair paired with neutral tones, including the wall color and area rug. An exposed beam wood ceiling offers an eye-catching touch, while a large window and doorway allow natural light to illuminate the space.
A gray sofa and metal armchairs are positioned around a rustic round wood coffee table, which provides extra storage in the living room at the 2012 HGTV Green Home. A bold, multicolored art piece adds vibrant color to the room's neutral and gray palette. Lime green accent pillow pull from colors in the artwork for additional color in the space.
Just off the kitchen, the keeping room is a great place to relax, chat with the cook or enjoy views of the pool. Creamy whites and soft blues mix for a welcoming, airy space, which pairs a tufted sofa and ottoman with armchairs featuring nailhead trim. Built-in bookshelves are artfully decorated to highlight the homeowners' collection of pretty accessories and art.
A gray-brown sectional faces a pair of neutral armchairs with nailhead trim finish in this inviting living room. An area rug covers the majority of the floor space blending the open floor section in the middle of the room with the rest of the design. Patterned curtains add a touch of yellow accent echoed subtly in the mix of throw pillows.
At the core of Rayman’s design aesthetic are an array of cultural influences, combined into a coherent visual statement. In this bedroom nook, Chinoiserie drapery depicts a series of Japanese scenes. A Greek bust sits atop a Chinese-style console table. And an armchair gets an update in fabric designed by Kelly Wearstler. Mastery of the mix is what makes everything work together seamlessly.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, multiple walls have been removed in the first floor of this home to create an open concept floor plan. The rustic industrial space boasts a comfortable leather sofa, as well as two plush armchairs to provide plenty of seating, a rustic coffee table and industrial end tables, a deep purple rug and a vintage mirror that adds masculine sophistication to the space.
Although the armchair is traditional in style, the upholstery fabric pattern is modern. Many designers suggest updating traditional pieces with modern fabrics to create a style referred to as updated traditional; conversely, some modern furniture pieces can be made more traditional with strong graphic patterns such as plaid, tartan and stripe.
This neutral family room features classic decor paired with a variety of green accents, including the decorative crown molding and built-in cabinets. A grassy colored sofa is positioned under a large painting, while a striped upholstered armchair provides a cozy place to sit.
After dinner, the homeowners and their guests can retreat into this transitional den for drinks. A large wooden fireplace anchors the space and keeps it cozy year-round, while two armchairs and a large loveseat encourage everyone to sit back and relax. Since the space is so neutral, zebra-print pillows and a matching bench break the norm and offer a hint of visual interest.
A contemporary gray sofa and modern leather and wood armchair combine to create a lively eclectic sitting space for this office. A futuristic c-shaped side table works with a transitional floor lamp, tree stump side table and assorted textured throw pillows bringing understated surprise, whimsy and style. The green accent wall brightens the space while balancing the copper tones of the animal hide area rug.
A large thick red and gold area rug anchors this sitting area and unifies the red and gold color palette. A dark green marble fireplace and white mantel serve as the focal point of the room. A red sofa, neutral chaise, striped armchair, dark wood coffee table and red ottomans surround the fireplace with rich, luxurious colors and textures.
White cabinetry surrounds a long wooden island that leads to the dining room in this open floor design. A beautiful dark wooden dining table is surrounded gorgeously bright blue upholstered chairs, complete with armchairs on each end. A metal chandelier hangs above for candlelight decor, and the curtain and simple centerpiece add to the blue accents.