In the living room, a neutral color palette and durable fabrics highlight the home's farmhouse style, while blue pillows, a patterned gray and white rug and cool, ash gray end tables bring splashes of color into the space.
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.
The homeowners wanted a stylish home that would be comfortable for all members of their family and any guests, so designers brought in bold, durable fabrics and furniture that would look great, as well as stand up to the high traffic of the family's entertaining areas.
The goal for this space was to create a room that both adults and children could be comfortable in. With the homeowners' two small boys, the space would need to contain durable fabrics and materials, so designers chose a sectional that could easily be wiped clean with lots of multicolor pillows for comfort. Then, they had a stylish, nylon carpet installed that won't stain and would match the aesthetic of the room, while remaining practical.
For homeowners who love bold color and patterns, the designer of this striking living room pushed the design envelope. The result: a vibrant, imaginative space that's also functional and family-friendly with stain-resistant, durable fabrics.
In the living room, color and texture come together to create an elegant, stylish, yet still functional space. The blue wall that anchors the space is covered in textured wallpaper, adding interest in the space, while linen fabric on the sofa and chair covers create casual, durable seating options. The oriental rug adds complementary color to the living room, tying the space together and making it feel brighter, while the new mantel and artwork make the space sophisticated and chic.
This elegant backyard is secluded and elegant, making it the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. The large, canvas sofa can accommodate four comfortably, and the two wicker chairs add extra seating, giving the space plenty of room for people to take a load off. The casual fabrics used in this space, such as the wicker chairs, the canvas cushions and the sealed wood tables, give the space a warm, inviting feeling, while retaining the ability to stand up to the wear and tear, making this backyard space an extra oasis for the family and their guests.
The living room is family-friendly, too, thanks to durable fabrics and wood floors. Notice how the two brown leather ottomans balance out the more feminine pieces, as well as complement the geometric shapes in the rug and railing.
The homeowners wanted stylish, kid and pet friendly spaces in which guests wouldn't be afraid to put their feet up, so designers merged natural textures with durable fabrics to create a great living room to fit the family's needs.
With easy access from both the great room and first-floor guest suite, the casual-chic outdoor living room at HGTV Dream Home 2012 invites cozy gatherings. The space features a gas grill, low-maintenance composite decking and aluminum furnishings with cushions in soft, durable fabrics.