Custom-designed chairs provide seating for family and friends around the industrial-style table in this dining room. The pairing of traditional vintage furniture like the hutch with original art gives the room a truly unique feel.
In this Arts & Crafts-inspired living room, the design team used large-scale furniture and lighting to bring the spaces down to a comfortable level and went for a rustic-modern vibe to tie in with the existing wood trim. A wood accent wall creates a focal point behind the stone fireplace, while modern artwork and a symmetrical furniture arrangement draw the eye through the space. Comfortable seating adds to the room's family-friendly ambiance.
Designer Scott Thomas created this room for a bachelor who wanted a "stylish place to impress his friends and family and something he could be proud to come home to." He used good quality materials and comfortable furniture to make it chic and livable.
This transitional covered patio features comfy outdoor furniture situated around a rectangular fire pit, creating a cozy place in which friends and family can hang out and socialize. The patio offers the perfect vantage point for watching matches on the adjacent tennis court.
Hosts of Cousins on Call, John and Anthony have turned the Rupperts' uninviting backyard patio into an oasis for the family to spend time relaxing or entertaining. The soft furniture from Home Depot combined with a hammock and brightly colored accents makes the space warm and welcoming for friends and family alike.
Comfortable furniture, from the cozy sectional and Barcelona chair to the floor poufs and stools, combine to create a hangout spot for family, kids and friends. Three massive pendant lights from Noir pull the space together, while drawing the eye upward toward the gorgeous woodwork.
The living room is relaxed yet tailored, with a perfect blend of custom and retail furniture, to accommodate large gatherings of family and friends. A custom-designed, reclaimed wood coffee table is surrounded by sleeper sofas from Design Within Reach, enlivened with Nubby Kliim pillows to provide texture and color.
Because the owners of this beautiful home love the outdoors as well as entertaining friends and family, the designer set up an al fresco great room that offers opportunities to play, relax, socialize and dine. She approached the decor as she would an interior space, filling it with accessories and rugs in addition to furniture.
Entertaining friends and family in comfort were extremely important to the homeowners, so designers merged the homeowners' love of the outdoors with an al fresco great room that offers all forms of entertainment: play, relaxation, socializing and dining. To create this great space, designers combined outdoor rugs, mixed furniture sets and lots of accessories to make the space feel like an extension of the home's interior.
The exposed beams called for a "rustic" feel that was relaxed and fun. The designers added the sisal rug and neutral tones in the furniture. The color was brought in through the artwork and bookshelf. Overall the mix of midcentury furniture, minimal dining table, lighting and great artwork makes the room fresh but a relaxed space to gather with friends and family.
The reason for the large, painted stripe behind the clients' white-framed painting was so it "popped" off the white wall. Before that was done, the painting got lost and did not have the contrast it needed.
Before committing to a space plan, first consider the best focal point to enjoy from the comfort of your outdoor living room. The modern pool here is definitely the star of the backyard, so by orienting the furniture to look out at it, friends and family have an instant conversation starter for breaking the ice. Plus it's great for encouraging interaction between those lounging and those taking a plunge in the pool.
As seen on HGTV's Buying and Selling, Cameron and Krystal wanted a grown up space to entertain their friends and family, so Drew and Jonathan brought in some modern furniture and updated the details of their outdated home. The neutral colors of the walls sofa, and chairs are complimented by natural elements around the doors and windows. The brothers then added color to the space by choosing warm blue and copper accent pillows and chrome candlesticks, chandelier and table lamps to help reflect light into the room.