If you're going to set your springtime soiree outside, be sure to orient the furniture around a focal point. This will offer guests a common point of reference to help provoke conversation. Here, the set up for six is oriented near the swimming pool and lush green grass of the backyard.
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.
A petrified and distressed wood horse sculpture creates a striking focal point on the hall console table that also includes a pair of bronze metal globe table lamps, fresh flowers and a tie-dye storage box with white stitching.
A modern, polished nickel chandelier with white linen shades and articulated arms that hinge on swivel-detailed joints illuminates the space from above. The glam fixture creates a stunning focal point, helps tone down the bold blue walls and adds a dose of drama.
What interior designer Tiffany Brooks calls one of her favorite pieces in the home, she sourced a local artist to create the large 5’ by 5’ foot custom piece of wall art above the buffet that serves as one of the focal points of the room.
Designer Tiffany Brooks created a focal point wall behind the bed by using charcoal-colored peel and stick reclaimed American Red Oak wood panels with a charred feel and matte look. The surrounding three walls and the ceiling of the bedroom were painted a very light blue-gray color for contrast.
The kitchen’s focal point backsplash includes deep emerald hexagon-shaped ceramic tiles with lots of movement. “They add texture and they’re very, very three-dimensional,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. Thanks to a hub device in HGTV Smart Home 2019, your smartphone or tablet on the kitchen counter turns into a universal remote that gives you control over your home entertainment and smart home devices.
A globe chandelier illuminates the parlor from above. The metal frame chandelier features a safe and durable acrylic globe that looks and feels like frosted glass dissected by a central band of polished nickel that adds eclectic modern style to the room.
The master bedroom felt more modern and spacious with a white minimalist canopy bed as the focus of the room. A few warm pieces like the vintage chest of drawers and burled lamps round out the look. The large, colorful rug is like a piece of art for the floor.
An eye-catching geometric porcelain tile floor inset into the light 7-inch white oak hardwood floor used throughout the house gives the entry a punch of personality and a distinctive look that previews the attention to detail seen both indoors and outside this home.
A black ventless gas fireplace was made more dramatic with a whitewashed porcelain tile façade in a brick pattern that spans from the floor almost all the way to the ceiling for a clean and modern look. A flat-screen TV with art mode that allows viewing of beautiful works of art placed above the fireplace has a customizable walnut frame that adheres with magnets and helps the TV blend with the rest of the room's decor.