The top floor entertainment space is well-lit by the skylight, recessed lighting and arched windows. The space is outfitted with a comfy sectional sofa, TV media center with space enough for drums and a piano. French doors open to the teak roof deck just steps away from the sofa.
Two twin bed with white bed frames are pushed against each wall leaving open floor space in the center. A rug cushions the light hardwood, and woven nightstands sit next to each bed. Pastel blue striped walls contributes to the bright look of the room.
The formal dining room and kitchen effortlessly define themselves as separate spaces in this spacious open floor plan. The use of different custom upholstery in each room creates a sense of style while simultaneously distinguishing them from one another.
An oversized sectional is paired with comfortable armchairs and a trio of hexagon coffee tables to create a warm, inviting living space. Large pieces of artwork hang above the traditional fireplace, helping to bring the two-story space to scale with the rest of the furnishings.
The generous height of the main level of this Bolinas, Calif., farm house is maximized by tucking the kitchen beneath a vaulted living area. The floor in the kitchen and bar area is sunken to make the space feel larger.
A sisal area rug helps define the living room in this open floor plan space. Comfortable, neutral furniture is used throughout the great room to create an elegant, family-friendly space. A built-in banquette makes for a cozy dining area.
Space beneath the staircase is fitted with a desk for a simple work space. Mounted wall art with brilliant, bold color pops against the white walls and neutral tones of the space. Glossy neutral tile reflects the light for a glowing finish.
"This living space was created with flexibility in mind," says architect Jennifer Martin of the cozy-cool hangout space she created for a family in Arroyo Grande, California. "Polished concrete floors give the room maximum durability but a finished look, and the door openers are both sleek and quiet."
A contemporary open floor plan combines kitchen, living and dining spaces. A comfortable sectional pairs with a contemporary Barcelona chair and industrial-style light fixture. The homeowner is an avid cyclist, so a triptych photography of a bicycle seat makes a bold statement on the wall.
Designer Ana Donohue created a living room beyond compare by using a floating floor plan with beautifully designed furnishings that add texture and color to the room. Feast your eyes on the contemporary art that lines the walls while you admire the careful planning, selection and placement of each piece of furniture and decorative accent. The look is unique yet comfortable and inviting.
This glamorous duplex-penthouse in Paradiso features a large open floor plan, with the living room flowing into the dining space at the other end of the hall. Neutral tones keep the space feeling open, with classic herringbone patterned hardwood on the floors.