Whether you’re hosting a night of super bowl fun or catching up on your favorite shows, this wall-mounted TV is a sight to behold. “We have a really awesome 80” ultra-high definition television up in the loft, and it’s quite spectacular,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 house planner Jack Thomasson.
The formal dining area has seating for six and is comfortably settled between the living area and kitchen, making the space open to both. Light, airy curtains are hung on the windows in this area to help create a definition between this space and the other two, even though they are physically connected.
With floor to ceiling windows and plenty of natural light, this eclectic living room seems to glow. A light blue sofa, bold pillows and peacock artwork keep the space light and bright, while black floors and dark leather chairs add some contrast in the space. To give the open room more definition, a rug was placed under the sitting area, designating its boundaries and connecting all of the unique pieces.
The tiny home's functional downstairs floor plan includes an open concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen, although small, makes the most of its space with large, lower cabinets, full sized appliances and a kitchen island with a breakfast bar that seats four. Adjacent to the kitchen is a living area with a stylish sofa and chairs. A rug adds definition to the design.
To create a comfortable space in this loft's living area, designer brought in a velvet chair that begs to be lounged in. The bold, blue of the sofa adds color to the space and is warmed by the neutral, modern sling chair and polished wood slice coffee table. To give definition to the space, a neutral rug lies below the furniture and a gallery wall of black and white photographs keeps this living area from spilling over into the loft's other spaces.
Designers wanted to create a reception area that feels very connected, but also has clearly defined spaces, so they chose to incorporate elements into their design that would visually separate each one. In the waiting area, built-in bookshelves wrap around the chairs for waiting clients; in the reception space, wood paneling and artwork provides definition. Finally, the main office space is hidden behind a set of pocket doors that can be opened or closed, per the needs of the situation.
Adding a decorative lattice fence accent not only establishes an elegant backdrop, but also brings the space together with form and function. A white scalloped lattice fence with a keyhole gracefully stands in front of feathery evergreens, giving the space definition and creating a focal point. Tip: White was chosen for this setting because it provides a striking contrast to the dark evergreen vegetation, enhancing the visual appeal. Additionally, the same material was repeated for an arched arbor gate that invites you into the space.
Designers Karen and Mina created this open, elegant living room space out of the previously cramped duplex. To maximize the seating potential in the space, the ladies brought in a sectional sofa, keeping the space cozy. Across the sectional is a unique cabinet that houses a television, providing a great space to relax and entertain. The neutral oriental rug helps provide definition to the living room space in this open concept first floor, while the rose covered ottomans provide extra seating and help to tie the design together.
In the master bedroom, designers took advantage of the natural light that spilled in from the sliding glass doors that provide patio access by choosing a neutral color for the walls that reflects that light and anchors the space. Then, fun colored bed linens were placed on the bed to give the room a little personality and bold pops of color, while the geometric rug beneath the bed helps to break the space up and give it some definition. Finally, designers added an Asian inspired headboard and industrial nightstands with bright orange table lamps to finish off the eclectic space.
In this living room, a modern sectional sofa is situated in front of a large screen television to provide plenty of seating and an optimal viewing area for screenings of the family's favorite movies. Shelving and cabinets in the far corner provide a place for storage and display, while a fireplace to the left of the television warms the space. A window lets in plenty of natural light, and recessed lighting helps to give additional light to the space. To finish off the space, designers added a neutral, grid-patterned area rug to provide definition to the living space.
Can you imagine taking a bath in front of a view like this? Angela Blehm's master bath is the definition of relaxed elegance. The overall palette of her home is so incredibly colorful and vibrant, that the master bath's classic design makes for the perfect sanctuary. Angela achieved a cohesive look within the space by repeating the Benjamin Moore, Cumulous Cloud, wall color on their custom vanities and adding the gorgeous "York" bathtub from Victoria + Albert. My favorite detail about this space is the repetition and balance of simple shapes. Brass sconces and round pulls are the perfect finishing touches.
As seen on Love It Or List It, Too the room was previously open on the garden facing wall, but had a shoebox for a kitchen and an underused bathroom. Jillian's solution was to blow out the bathroom entirely and insert a 30ft steel beam to support the already vaulted ceiling. With an extra 10 inches of space found in the renovation Jillian's team added a coffered ceiling to delineate the space adding intimacy and definition. The grid prints are of traditional Italian hunting scenes often found in family homes of Italian expats and are a nod to the grid design of the ceiling. A custom sectional was designed so that the homeowners could entertain many guests and take in a football game or two. The wrought iron wall hanging is actually from Egypt, but Jillian felt it gave a country feeling to the home. The components console is custom made. New french doors have been added to the patin entrance and a new gas insert sits on the far wall made of Venetian plaster and box posts, designed to draw the eye upwards into the grand vaulted space.