You can see why a space like this is called a great room. The room connects the entry, living room, kitchen and family room with its tall vintage timber beams and openness to the upstairs master bedroom. Seating from the convertible sofas allows for flexibility in the large space, and the dining room beyond has an amazing ocean view.
Expansive, high ceilings supported by vintage timber beams and a connection to the outside define this fabulous great room. Seating from the convertible sofas allows for flexibility in this large space, and concrete floors make for easy clean-up after a day on the beach. A contemporary chandelier crowns the room, which also features custom built-in bookshelves.
The furniture in this space gives the homeowners a perfect place to entertain. With plenty of seating in the convertible sleeper sofas, chairs and ottomans, the family can gather easily in one room, while vignettes offer a certain level of privacy. Modern end tabled and coffee table complete this sophisticated, masculine space.
Chris mixed modern with traditional to create a transitional design style. He paired a tailored, button-tufted, 1960s-style sofa with an ovular, bronze and glass coffee table that has more traditional lines. For rustic, masculine texture, Chris opted for end tables made of driftwood with glass tops. A pair of mid-century modern table lamps added a touch of the unexpected to the space. Altogether the furniture arrangement came to slightly over $2000. After searching for art, Chris couldn't find anything he connected with and instead had a professional photographer shoot his collectible Cutlass convertible, and then had it framed as fine art.
To create a multifunctional seating area in an attorney’s home office, designer Tim Barber chose a flexible mix of vintage and reproduction pieces. “For a room versatile enough to prepare a brief, host tea with friends, steer fundraising projects, help with homework and occasionally accommodate overflow guests, we designed a plan with pieces light enough to be moved easily — and durable enough to survive frequent rearranging (nothing too precious here),” he says. “The sofa is a Lino Comfort sleeper from Design Within Reach, which makes the office a convertible guest bedroom in a pinch. We love the deep seat cushions and low flat arms: perfect for a power nap. The chairs are vintage 1957 Knoll Saarinen armchairs, reupholstered in Kravet fabric. The Saarinen cocktail table is a reproduction from Room & Board.”