In this bright white sitting room, a stone fireplace is flanked by two upholstered armchairs and a glass coffee table. The mantel extends up the wall adding visual height to the room's already soaring ceiling.
Crisp white walls replace busy wood paneling for a refreshing, more modern look. Various types of seating, including a corner window seat, create an eclectic, cozy, comfy area for entertaining or relaxing with family. A ceiling-height wall niche houses stacked firewood, serving as both a practical and aesthetic element.
A dramatic family room in this Dallas, Texas, house features a cathedral ceiling trimmed with wood beams. The height of the room is accentuated by a stone-clad accent wall and fireplace. The room includes a gathering area and breakfast table, and French doors open to the loggia-style patio on the back side of the house.
This bright and airy living room is a mix of comfort and style, with soft upholstered sofa, stills, ottoman coffee table, and arm chair, a traditional fireplace, double height window, and vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and rafters.
The soaring fireplace accentuates the room's height, too, by drawing the eye up from the floor to the ceiling. Low-level furniture makes the space feel just as open and also allows for unobstructed views of the water.
This busy, traveling family wanted the perfect California modern home to spend the summers. Slipcovered white furniture flank an impressive fireplace, while floor-to-ceiling draperies add height to the space. Patterned pillows and area rug add visual texture to the room.
Light and airy, this bedroom is a true retreat. The fireplace is the focal point with a faux finished steel floor to ceiling surround. It is flanked by floating shelves to provide airiness and a place for favorite books and pretty collections. Floor-to-ceiling drapery heightens the room and has a blackout lining for deep sleep.
Tall doors and windows usher loads of light into this contemporary New York living room. A papered accent wall creates a focal point behind the fireplace, while the standard ceiling height turns this room into a cozy cocoon off the wide open, two-story great room beyond.
The length of this living room is accentuated by an area rug that draws the eye across the room to a white marble fireplace. Coral curtains are hung just below the crown molding and fall all the way down to the floor to heighten the feel of the ceiling.
Coffered ceilings and built-in bookshelves get a coat of fresh, white paint to match the contemporary feel of this dining room. The bubbling, gold fireplace surround spills onto the natural hardwood floors, creating a tactile, artistic effect. Colorful counter height dining chairs bring a cheery element to the space.
Woods and light stone finishes create dynamic contrast in this great room with soaring proportions. A stone fireplace extends to the cathedral-height ceiling, adding drama and tying in with a stone surround that connects the living room and kitchen. A dark-stained lintel above the opening adds architectural interest and structural stability.
Although outfitted in a neutral color palette, this master bedroom is anything but plain. Birch tree bed posts climb up to the vaulted ceiling for a striking effect that visually adds height, while also making the space feel cozy. Other natural elements, like the wood beams and stone fireplace, give the room a rustic look.
The stone fireplace in this dining room extends to the angled ceiling, emphasizing the height of the space. A custom cornice hides a Hunter Douglas shade, which can be lowered or raised to maximize the ocean view. A traditional oil painting offsets the modern vibe of the glass and metal dining table.