Durable and comfortable leather flooring adds an unusual twist to an open, modern living space. The neutral colored walls of this space showcase the dark and dramatic palette of the flooring and furniture.
To create a fun, livable room, designers added a durable, leather sofa that would be easy to clean. Then, they added Peter Dunham pillows and a Crate and Barrel coffee table to complete the space and add color and texture.
“When people are outside, the beautiful teak and the cushions become the background for people and their dressed up clothes and their food and wine,” says Linda. “I like that kind of approach to outside, because you’re also looking at landscaping and the sky. The furniture is beautiful and durable, and it works in this area of the world. You want it to always look good and really be comfortable.”
Durable and natural materials such as stained cedar, natural stone veneer, and integral color plaster are combined with strong horizontal ceiling lines. Large windows create an indoor-outdoor entertainment space.
The living room needed fun, durable seating to accommodate the family's teenage son and his friends, so designers added a tough, blue sectional and faux green leather ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. To provide display shelves, shelves were built into the half-wall separating the kitchen and dining room from the living room. These shelves are made of dark, rich wood, which, along with the white walls, ties this space into the rest of this family's 1920s Spanish home.
This soothing outdoor space is the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. The furniture is made from durable materials such as natural wood and canvas, allowing this furniture to withstand the elements.
To give the family a comfortable place to catch a movie together, designers brought in this cool, neutral sofa made of durable linen that can withstand anything this family can throw at it. Then, they added graphic pillows for a touch of chic style.
The upstairs bathroom, designers anchored the small space in a neutral color palette that reflects the light from the window, making the space feel larger. A marble sink supported by chrome legs adds a bit of elegance to the space, while the dark gray tile floor and the white subway tile backsplash give the room the added durability it needs to serve as a kids' bathroom.
Behind the dining table, a marble-topped island with six stools invites the family to gather 'round for dinner. To ensure that the furniture could survive the elements, the DMAR Interiors team upholstered each seat with durable fabrics.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cramped and dirty basement was transformed into an open, functional space for a growing family of four. Keeping her clients' two young boys in mind, Sarah chose durable design details such as hard-wearing wood paneling, slate tile floors and thick-fiber curtains that will withstand years of use.
A large sectional sofa in neutral tones provides plenty of room to relax in this stylish living room. Built-in open shelving around the fireplace helps keep things organized, while pillows in toile and paisley add depth and warmth to the seating area.
With five boys, the homeowners wanted to make sure their home was stylish, but could also stand up to the test of their large, rambunctious family, so designers were sure to include plenty of durable materials in all of the home's spaces. At the kitchen island, sturdy, metal barstools add seating at the breakfast bar. In the living room, a woven rug defines the space, while two sofas-one with an easily machine washable slipcover and the other crafted from a durable leather-add plenty of seating that is sure to meet the challenge of the homeowners and their boys.