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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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 owners of this 1930s historic home in Phoenix, Arizona wanted to redesign their space to be fun, eclectic and durable. They needed storage solutions to help keep the family of five organized, so designers added built-in shelves and a built-in drop station to help with that. To add charm to the home, designers brought in trim to finish out the fireplace and the windows, while a brown leather sofa and other simple, fun furniture pieces help to make the space livable and inviting for parents and kids alike.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design," uses neutral slipcovers to create cozy, kid-friendly seating in this playful basement. A durable wood coffee table is the perfect spot for playing family board games or creating beautiful artwork. Muted green carpet throughout keeps this space light while still providing camouflage for inevitable spills.
Designing a living room that can withstand meals, snacks, movie-watching, fort-building and typical brotherly tumbles -- all while looking stylish -- is no easy task! So, Anthology Interior's Anna-Marie Claassen outfitted the space with durable furniture and pulled in colorful, patterned pillows and accents.
As the wall art suggests, this stylish space was designed for a young family living in a beachside community in Southern California. Because the room gets so much use, especially by kiddos who love to eat and play on the white sofas, Anthology Interiors outfitted the space with durable and washable materials.
A cozy fireplace anchors this side of the terrace, creating a warm, relaxing space to gather. The addition of stylish and durable outdoor furniture completes the space, making it the perfect spot for a low key gathering.
Rough-sawn spruce wood keeps this playhouse weather proof. Skylights allow for natural lighting and star gazing from the second story loft. A blue racer rocker, made of recycled milk bottles, is a fun and durable unique furniture addition. A chalkboard wall provides space for creativity while cubby storage allows for easy and organized storage.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna wanted to make this family's living room brighter and more open, so they knocked out the walls that had once separated the living room from the foyer, creating an open concept floor plan. Then, Joanna added durable leather furniture to keep up with the family, a rustic buffet with a gallery wall to welcome guests into the home, patterned rug and pillows to make the space fun and bold pops of color to keep the space bright.
This deck has an outdoor kitchen complete with a bar and living room with furniture that will survive the elements. Use durable materials like redwood, stone furniture and outdoor pillows to ensure your outdoor entertaining space holds up to the weather.