Not only is this home a feast for the eyes outdoors, but also the elegance and charm of its modern furnishings inside create a sense of particular beauty and allure. The open plan accommodates a living room, dining area and kitchen, all done in subtle color tones by TriplePoint Design Build, so not to conflict with the more vivid colors seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
In a large, open interior — and this is especially important when the space has soaring ceilings, as this one does — it’s essential to choose furnishings and details that fit the large scale of the room. Says stylist Sophie Gunnersen of Studio Stamp: “All the pieces in the room are rather big and bold, and everything has a purpose. The custom-made dining table sits at bar height and it is large and chunky. The black AGA cooker is really the key piece in the space — it adds ambience and attracts most people with its warmth. The vertical bookshelf along with the softer green tiles divide the room.”
As seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room, Chip Wade and his team designed a space where the Zappas could gather and entertain as a family. The space is complete with a dining area and multiple relaxation areas, as well as space for playing with the life-size chess board.
You don't need a huge space to have a home office and reading nook. This desk and armchair are set up in small nooks created with the addition of a stairwell during a home renovation. A small writing desk offers enough room for a laptop and other desktop necessities, and the addition of a simple dining chair rather than a heavy duty office chair keeps the look streamlined.
As seen on Home Town, the Rowell residence has been fully renovated by Ben and Erin Napier. The existing kitchen was closed off and dark. By removing the wall between the kitchen and dining and exposing the brick chimney, this room flows better with the rest of the house and adds character to the overall space. The improved cabinet layout also provides ample storage space to the kitchen.
The design and build team kept the home’s existing 11-foot-high ceiling in the kitchen and dining area and extended that same ceiling height into the new addition where the living room with sliding-glass doors now sits. “Previously you couldn’t get to the backyard from the ground floor space,” says build manager Dan Faires. “Now you can see the backyard when you walk into the home.”
High, exposed ceilings automatically make this 700-square-foot apartment seem much larger. HGTV fan rbaby separated the bedroom from the living room and dining area with a cubicle bookshelf. The look not only provides additional storage but gives the bedroom some privacy from the rest of the space. Tip: Spice up a small studio with a vibrant focal wall in red or orange.
As seen on Home Town, the Watts Residence has been fully renovated by Ben and Erin Napier. The new kitchen no longer has the dark cabinets that closed off the room. Wood veneer cabinets were added to the bottom to tie in with the existing brick floor and lighter white cabinets where added on the wall to brighten up the room. The kitchen now opens to the dining and into the living areas creating a more open floor plan.
Dual islands offer loads of counter space for cooking, dining and other activities in this bright and open family kitchen. White cabinetry and white walls are interrupted by a bold tile backsplash that extends to the ceiling, creating a focal point in the mostly neutral space. The color is echoed on the base of the second island, emphasizing the room's spacious footprint.
As seen on Cousins on Call, this open floor plan lower level houses a kitchen, dining area, and living room for the family. John and Anthony have taken a more modern space and have added funkier details to fit the family's eclectic style. The unique detail above the dining table adds character and bohemian charm, while the wall behind the television, with its natural wood and open shelving, gives a nod to the Asian style. Plush furniture and myriad patterns help to bring out the eclectic feeling of the design.
Former art gallerists, turned designers Meg Harrington and Ann Huff of Huff Harrington Design bring their interest in indoor-worthy furnishings to this front-facing covered veranda. Inspired touches include a mirror above a 19th century French dining table to enlarge the space and artwork that has been treated for the outdoors to bring a living room feel to this "very quiet, private space," says Harrington.
The neutral, modern kitchen in this open concept home is as functional as it is stylish. Stainless steel appliances make food prep and storage easy, while the honey wood cabinets provide stylish storage for the space. An "L" shaped kitchen island adds functional counter space, while leaving room for several barstools on one side and a small breakfast table on the other, giving the space two casual dining options.
Designers created an outdoor patio with several entertainment zones. In the center of the design is an outdoor kitchen, complete with a grill, dishwasher and bar. Off to the side is a dining area for enjoying a meal. In the rear of the space, a living room is situated around a fire pit for conversation and relaxing.
Don’t be afraid of placing furniture in front of window. If it’s not a bulky piece, and has an open bottom like this wheeled side table, it’ll work because natural light will still be able to flow into the room. The open cog-wheel on set of lamps also allow daylight to shine through. The beefy wood-plank dining table and bench work perfectly with the industrial side table and sisal rug.
Upon entering the apartment one is welcomed into an open space housing the living room, dining area and a feature bar wall. This bar wall was custom-designed to add more storage to the apartment and cater to the client's love of hosting and entertaining guests. White upper cabinets contrast the wood finish on the lower cabinets, creating an aesthetic accent. LED accent lighting highlights one of the homeowner's favorite paintings.
Texture and color keep the eye roaming in the HGTV Dream Home 2010 home office, where a dining table doubles as a work-station. A wall of industrial-style étagères provide for both art display and storage. Reclaimed teak-wood sculptures placed atop lacquered display pedestals connect the room to outdoor spaces.
This pristine kitchen features custom everything, from the marble backsplash that extends to the ceiling to the integrated appliances to the range hood to the dual islands, one for prep and one for dining. The beamed ceiling continues into a hearth room that opens to a gorgeous water view. Wide-plank wood floors mix with glossy natural stone to bring the space a chic mix of rustic and modern details.
The casual dining space centered in the great room of the 2015 HGTV.com Spring House is made warm and welcoming for guests with a layering of warm oranges, tangy yellows and small accents of blues for a cool balance. Citrus hues are gender-neutral since orange and yellow can take on masculine or feminine characteristics depending on how they’re applied.