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The new living room in the King home is open and spacious. Walls have been removed, creating a much more open feel. Shiplap has been put in and new wood floors have been installed, as seen on Fixer Upper.
Located in one of Chicago’s nearby suburbs, the home contains a fascinating backstory. It was originally built by famed architect Elbert Peets as part of a planned community for GIs returning from WWII. By the time Olaniyi arrived, the home’s previous resident, a carpenter, had made some interesting design choices. “There was floor-to-ceiling brown and gold 1970s tile in the bathroom, psychedelic metallic wallpaper in the dining room and plaid wallpaper in the kitchen,” she remembers. “But the bones were good.”
To dress up this powder room, designers went with a blue, gray and cream penny round tile floor. With its proximity to the kitchen, these colors will make the two spaces complementary to each other, keeping them both light and bright.
A large white sectional and a round coffee table contribute to the light, bright look of this main living space. The fireplace is a major focal point by using stripes of black cement tiles mixed with wood, echoing the color of the oiled oak floors creating a cohesive look throughout the space.
The Ikat area rug is the starting point of the room's color palette and perfect for this kid-friendly living room since it's industrial-strength nylon. The gleaming side table mimics the chrome accents of the bright pink chair and adds a glam note to the room.
The multi-functional space combines the living and dining rooms into one family-friendly space. A comfortable sectional pairs with neutral armchair and organic coffee table in the living space, while a stone fireplace adds warmth to the cozy dining room.
Bright red sofas add a jolt of color to this coastal Craftsman living room. The floor plan opens up the kitchen and breakfast area, creating a family friendly environment. The wall of windows dressed in striped Roman shades provide tons of light and beautiful views of the ocean.
The living space has great original structure with 20-foot ceilings and gorgeous natural lighting. Neutral walls create a fresh, brightened feel combined with the hardwood floors. An extra-large orb chandelier is a striking focal point when guests walk through the front door, while graphic yellow curtains dress the windows.
A plush, white sectional blends in with the shiplap walls in the family room. The windowless opening features a sailboat to add to the coastal vibe, and a blue stripe rug brings in just a hint of color.
This interior dining space opens into a bright sitting room with two-story ceilings. Walnut floors connect the rooms for a cohesive feel throughout the open design. Green chairs and a pink chaise add pops of color and personality against the classic backdrop.
This elegant, light and bright powder room keeps a natural color palette with white walls and natural textures. A cushioned bench sits beneath an oversized window with woven wood window shade and flanked by built-in storage, with a white powder table and chair in front of patterned wallpaper.
The homeowners wanted a unique dining room space that would comfortably seat ten, so designers used natural light and materials that would help make the area feel both stylish and open. Natural light flows into the space from the sliding glass doors and reflects off the white walls, while the glass top table helps the light to permeate the space rather than blocking it. Around the large glass top table, ten contemporary chairs clad in copper colored leather provide seating for the guests, while brightly colored art adds color to the space and an interesting light fixture ties the room together.