“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.
This spacious living room includes a cozy fireplace seating area and plush sectional facing the mounted flatscreen. A sloped ceiling makes the room cozy, while a skylight, un-curtained windows and recessed lighting keep it bright and welcoming. A cowhide piece functions as ottoman or table in front of brown leather armchairs. A wooden cabinet below the TV allows for entertainment storage to be concealed and organized.
A circular, natural wood table is center stage in this living room. Large nailhead trim lines the two circular levels for a subtle textured finish. A fashionable neutral sofa and pair of matching armchairs face the table. Bright green pillows bring a crisp pop of color and life to the design. A gold-framed mirror fixture serves as a simple and effective wall decoration.
Master bedroom in soothing tones of pale blue and white on a neutral background. Relax and read in patterned upholstered armchairs with your feet propped up on a round blue ottoman. Sleep in four-poster wooden bed with blue and white linens. The dressers are white with silver detail topped with bedside lamps of pale blue bases and white shades. A bench with silver base and neutral cushion sits at the end of the bed.
A wood slat sloped ceiling and red windowpane print sofa give off a cozy cabin vibe while the zebra print ottoman and tufted red armchairs bring some drama and glamour to this game room. Red and white striped tub club chairs sit in front of the windows with a dainty chandelier, creating an intimate spot for reading or playing cards.
This luxurious master bedroom showcases simple and elegant decor. Surrounding windows reveal a beautiful ocean view that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the plush white bed, relaxing on the stylish white chaise or sitting in the comfortable gray armchairs. Open floor space and a smooth white ceiling accent the spacious design. Gray wall coloring adds a complementary dimension to the color scheme.
This music room features a blue, coffered ceiling as well as abundant windows, both up high and at eye level, to provide ample natural light for music practic. On darker days, a funky chandelier works with recessed lighting to provide illumination. Framed album covers are used as decoration on the walls. Green armchairs, a piano and a drum kit help fill the remaining space.
Long, sheer curtains allow natural light to flow in from the two story windows into this stylish contemporary living room. A patterned armchair, neutral leather chair and neutral sofa with faux fur throw create a mix of cozy seating. A row of grated stools add an asian style detail to the design. The seating circles around a wood based coffee table with square glass tabletop.
A uniquely shaped burgundy headboard and long, burnt orange curtains are tied together with squiggly striped throw pillows on the white bed linens. A lavender blanket draped at the foot of the bed complements the soft lavender armchair. A hanging light fixture, thin floor lamp and and small circular table add gold accents to the design echoed in the gold detailing of the wallpaper.
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.
With a calming blue, gray and white color palette, it's hard not to find the perfect spot to relax in this contemporary coastal living room. A large cushioned sofa with throw pillows shares a woven rug and tree root coffee table with two armchairs, just steps away from the custom gray home bar with leather barstools. The room is provided with natural light from an oversized window and warm lighting from the overhead modern brass chandelier.
Mint green walls give a soft base to this living room and provides a beautiful complimentary color to the coral details. A coral chandelier with natural stick texture hangs between ceiling beams over the large tufted coffee table. A pair of armchairs echo the coral shade in their wavy striped pattern. A simple white sofa is brought to life with decorative throw pillows, and a large textured area rug covers the floor.
In the living room space, plenty of light pours in from the outside. Airy curtains on one set of windows soften the light, while the Ratan shades on the other windows add texture to the space. A blue, textured wallpaper accent wall anchors the space, while a linen sectional, two elegant chairs and a gray, tufted armchair provide stylish, durable, functional seating in the space, making it perfect for entertaining.
A mix of fun colors and patterns set the tone in this light-filled living space, part of a 12,000-square-foot waterfront home in Greenwich, Connecticut. From the high-gloss red coffee table to the pair of mustard armchairs to the multicolored pillows, the hues in this room contrast nicely against the white walls and ceiling. Wall-size windows offer a sweeping view to the patio and water view beyond.
A traditional-style fireplace sets the stage in this cozy living room. On top of the mantel, a pair of fluted columns reach up to the ceiling. Matching columns also frame the French doors that lead out to the screened porch. Two neutral loveseats face one another to make entertaining easy. A brown tufted ottoman sits in between a set of upholstered armchairs and a rich wood coffee table.
This living room coffee table features a natural wood look and varying colors tones for a beautiful finish. A red apple centerpiece display pops in the room full of neutrals. A stone fireplace surround brings a textural accent to the pastel blue walls and creates a light backdrop for the wood tones and brown leather armchair.
During the holidays it's likely you'll have impromptu guests whether you're entertaining indoors or outdoors. Instead of splurging on extra main seating like armchairs, rockers or sofas, simply keep a few stackable chairs on-hand to handle overflow for extra guests. Chairs can also be used for extra serving space.
In the dining room doubles as a work space at the 2014 HGTV Smart Home, the modern styling of classic, upholstered armchairs with nailhead detail bring elegance into the space. A repeated theme of white and red is creatively translated into houndstooth accent pillows.