A pergola shades this poolside seating area, while an outdoor fireplace warms up the space both literally and figuratively. Weathered stone pavers, lush greenery and relaxed seating give the patio a rustic, timeless feel.
A pair of welcoming outdoor sofas flank a long, narrow fire pit in this Tuscan-inspired California courtyard, inviting conversation. Lush plantings grace containers throughout the space, adding to its warmth and charm.
A minimalist color scheme brings a light and airy quality to this living room, while a grouping of four cozy chairs creates an intimate seating area for conversations. Sheer gray draperies are hung right below the molding to heighten the room and add softness to the windows.
Plush charcoal gray armchairs carve out an intimate seating area on this covered patio. Large sliding glass doors open the patio to the interior of the home, allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
Two French country-style armchairs are adorned with furry pillows and situated in front of large windows, creating an ideal spot for intimate conversation. In between the chairs, a metallic table boasts a metallic vase, adding an eye-catching splash of glamor to the space.
Crystal obelisks crown both ends of the mantel in the wood-paneled living room designed by Stan Topol for the 2017 Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta. The room includes a sectional sofa, a French reproduction chest as a coffee table and an abstract canvas.
In addition to the pool house and bar, an intimate conversation area underneath a wood-paneled vaulted ceiling is illuminated by the soft glow of lighting. The space is filled by the warmth of the double-sided fireplace.
This seating area sits adjacent to a wet bar in the Pent Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, making it the perfect spot for adults to enjoy cocktails and conversation. The oversized pendant light is made from a synthetic resin to keep it lightweight.
Designer Tiffany Brooks found a very old cathedral light fixture that she had replicated locally in Dallas. The show-stopping fixture now hangs over the great room seating area to offer stylish illumination and serve as a conversation starter.
Six cozy armchairs are comfortably situated around a fireplace on this covered patio, providing the perfect spot for intimate conversation with close friends and family. On chilly nights or mornings, the fireplace ensures guests can linger.
Two separate groupings of furniture allow for more intimate conversation areas in this cozy family room. Vibrant accents in jewel tones of ruby red and turquoise blue pop against the neutral walls and furniture.
Iron armchairs with vibrant red cushions enclose a cozy sitting area and accent the iron railings on the stucco home exterior. A large outdoor fireplace serves as the focal point in front of a large wicker coffee table, creating an inviting conversation area.
This chic living area—a blend of contemporary and midcentury modern styles—is open, but allows many different activities to happen at the same time. There is a reading nook, a library, a conversation area and a a music corner.